Island Light Fixtures

Island light fixtures are great for above a kitchen island, a kitchen bar, or even above a pool table! Like other light fixtures, there are many standard island light fixtures home builders use when they build the home–that doesn’t mean you have to keep them!

Island light fixtures give you the opportunity to get a little creative. These light fixtures are suspended from the ceiling (like pendants) to illuminate the are below. Because the fixtures are suspended, they’re more likely to be seen than traditional ceiling flush mounts. That’s why it’s important that you not only use island light fixtures that fit the space, but ones that will compliment the rest of the room’s decor as well as your personal taste.

From traditional Tiffany’s style billiard pendants to branch like modern island fixtures, you’re going to have a lot to choose from. Below is just a sampling of a few of our island light pendant fixtures that we sell online and in our Seattle lighting store:

Our Seattle lighting experts are ready to help you find the style, size and finish that you really want and your space actually needs. Check out our island lighting section online or stop by our Seattle light fixture store today!

Modern Chandeliers

We wrote a couple of weeks ago about modern branch chandeliers, and while we love the look of a branched out chandelier, they’re not for everyone. Modern chandeliers and pendants come in so many different shapes and sizes, finishes and styles. Our modern lighting showroom in Seattle carries a wide variety of modern chandeliers, and we sell an even bigger selection of modern chandeliers online!

It’s amazing what a difference adding a new modern chandelier can make in a space. Switching up the lighting in a room can change the tone and add interest. Turning a blah room into a room that feels like the owner took some time into thinking about the design and feel is as easy as installing a great modern chandelier, pendant or desk lamp.

Modern chandeliers are versatile and can go with just about any decor, even traditional! Check out this small sample of the modern chandeliers and pendants we sell online:


All of these modern lighting fixtures can be found here »

Interior designers have told us changing the lighting in a space is one of the first things they consider when their clients are looking to revamp up a room. Modern light fixtures are easy to install and their clean lines and bright light freshen up a space and help it feel more open and light. Harold’s Lighting in Seattle works with designers to find the best modern chandeliers and modern pendants for their projects. We work with the best manufacturers and can even help make custom modern light fixtures with just about any material!

Check out our modern lighting selection online, call or stop by our Seattle lighting showroom today!

Modern Branch Chandeliers

Chandeliers or pendants with “branches” are popping up in every modern home around the country, and we can see why! These beautiful, modern light fixtures add depth and interest to any space. Interior designers are loving the versatility of these fixtures, and are putting them in just about every room of the house. Our lighting showroom in Seattle has tons of these modern light fixtures in person, and we also have an extensive selection of branch chandeliers online.

Restaurants, hotels, and homeowners are mixing these modern chandeliers and pendants with industrial touches to create a cozy space with a retro feel. We love the mid century modern throwback feel these chandeliers and pendants give off.

Here are just a few of the branch style modern chandeliers and pendants we have online right now:

All of these modern chandeliers with “arms” can be found here »

Adding one of these amazing fixtures to your home can be a cheap and extremely easy way to update your space and change the overall feel. These modern chandeliers add a touch of class without feeling stuffy or gaudy. They can help you achieve a good balance between sophistication and comfort!

Check out our selection of these modern chandeliers and pendants online here.

 

Foyer / Hall Lanterns in our Online Store!

Selecting the right light fixture for your entryway or foyer can seem challenging, but we’ve got an extensive selection of styles and sizes to help you find the perfect fixture!

Good entryway lighting is your chance to make a great first impression. The right lighting in your foyer can help your guests feel welcome and comfortable.

Our Wallingford Seattle lighting showroom has a ton of light fixtures of all shapes, sizes and styles to choose from. Our expert lighting staff can help you determine which one would be best for your space. If you don’t have time to come on down or call, if you already know what you like, or if you’d rather browse to get a good idea of what we have, checkout our online store!

Foyer / hall lanterns

Here is a small selection of what we have in our online store:

Check out all of our foyer pendants and lanterns online here »

Our Wallingford – Seattle lighting showroom is located here:
1912 N 45th ST Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-2557

What is Exterior Security Lighting?

What is Exterior Security Lighting and why is it important?

We’ve talked before how exterior lighting can ad beauty and dimension to your home and even ad to it’s curb appeal, but did you know exterior lighting can be a part of your security system as well?

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Exterior lighting options at HaroldsLighting.com

It’s starting to get dark earlier, and now is the time to reassess your exterior lighting needs.

Exterior security lighting can be your first line of defense from intruders. It increases the risk of being caught, and immediately thwarts most threats. The more lit the entry points of your home are, the more likely an intruder could be recognized or physically detected.

This doesn’t mean you’ll have to illuminate every inch of your home’s exterior. We don’t want your home to be visible from space! Here are the most important types of outdoor security lighting and places to make sure are illuminated properly:

  • Roadway Luminaries: Driveways, Parking areas and streets
  • Floodlights (motion sensored): Driveways, backyards, entryway, corners, patios and outdoor pool areas.
  • Mounted to structure fixtures: Entryways and high traffic perimeter areas.
  • Landscape fixtures: Ground, large trees or bushes, paths/trails and walkways.

When you’re designing your outdoor lighting plan, keep in mind potential safety and security risks. Take a look around your home and consider the impact adding a light, even if it’s motion activated, will add.

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Exterior Pendant

Keep areas around high value items lit. These could be your vehicles, landscape features or statues, or even entryways to your toolshed or garage.

These outdoor light fixtures can be put on a time switcher to make sure they’re turned off and on at the right times, or you can have them be motion sensor activated or on regular switches. Keep in mind which lights you’ll want on all night and which ones you’d rather only have turn on when someone or something is in the area. Flood lights are typically motion activated while entryway lighting, post lighting and landscape path lights are typically on an all night timer.

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Exterior Entryway Light

We love talking about outdoor lighting! There are many more details to go over, such as the degree of cutoff, lighting controls, light color, and more, but we don’t want to fully nerd out! Come on in or call our lighting stores in Seattle and Bellevue today. Our expert lighting staff is here to answer all of your outdoor lighting needs!

Fixture Restoration

Do you have a lighting fixture that needs a little love? We specialize in light fixture restoration! Our lighting repair shop in Seattle and Bellevue can help put that sparkle back on your chandelier, pendant, lamp or any other lighting product!

We posted on Facebook about this amazing chandelier transformation a few months ago, and can’t get over how awesome it looks!

before a chandelier restoration
BEFORE – Chandelier Restoration
after light fixture restoration
AFTER – Chandelier Restoration

 

We can help get that antique chandelier or lamp back in working condition. You’ll love it so much it’ll become a focal point in your house! Contact us for any light fixture repairs today!

Our Online Lighting Options

We’ve hit the busiest time of the year. Stress levels run a little high in December, and the last thing we want to do is run another errand. That’s why many of us turn to one of the best inventions of our time – online shopping!

Shopping online, especially this time of year, can help simplify your life. Why not shop for your lighting fixtures, bulbs and parts online?

Harold’s Lighting is a traditional lighting store in Seattle, but we’re not scared of changing with the times. Use our online store to shop for light fixtures (all types), a variety of light bulbs (including those hard-to-find bulbs), and lighting controls and parts. Check out our lighting fixtures on sale, our current lighting specials, and our clearance section for the best deals.

Our online lighting store is easy to use. You can search by light fixture type, brand, height, width and even by price. The checkout process is quick and before you know it, your new lighting product will be on its way to you!

We’d love to see your face in our store, but if you’d rather stay in your PJs today, check out our online lighting store here!

Lighting Your Home Office

Many people these days are starting to work from home part time, if not full time. We love the idea of being able to roll out of bed and get some work done, all while wearing your pajamas! Many times people have a hard time adjusting to working from home and good time management skills are a must-have. Having a proper home office space can help you stay focused and be as productive as possible while still being pants optional!

Depending on the size of the home office, different types of lighting layers should be used to be able to adjust accordingly to each occasion. We recommend having at least two different types of lighting, the most popular (and important) being ambient and task lighting.

desk lamp

Ambient lighting in a home office is important. If done correctly it can help illuminate the entire room without causing any glares or without pulling your eye to a certain area. Common types of ambient lighting options in a home office would be recessed light cans in the ceiling or a flush mounted fixture. If the room is small enough, a large pendant or drum may give off sufficient ambient light as well.

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Task lighting is equally as important as ambient. Proper illumination of the tasks you are planning to perform in this area is key to working productively. If you’re unable to easily see what you’re doing you’ll waste time in the long run. Common types of task lighting in home offices are typically desk lamps, table lamps, and pendants. Desk lamps come in many different styles and can easily be adjusted to provide the proper amount of light needed. A pendant is commonly installed above a desk or reading space to provide a convenient light source where high activity traffic may occur.

Once you’ve got both ambient and task lighting down in your home office you can consider adding in other types if the space allows for it. Keep your proportions in mind and remember where your high traffic activity locations are and focus there. Ask a Harold’s lighting expert if you need help choosing the right fixture for your space today!

Capture Fall with Stained Glass

As the leaves are starting to change and fall, we are reminded of the classic elegance that stained glass can bring to any room. As the sun starts to set a little earlier think about brightening up your space with a beautiful stained glass lamp or stained glass pendant!

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Stained glass is truly an art form. Each individual piece is hand selected and soldered into place carefully by the artist. Stained glass lamp shades have been a classic staple in many homes and they can help set a comfortable and cozy atmosphere. These are not a one-size-fits-all option, but can be appropriately installed in just about any room in a home.

Stained Glass Lamp
Beautiful Stained Glass Lamp at Harold’s Lighting

Stained glass light fixtures give off a warm glow, and can be as much of a focal point in a room as a piece of art or sculpture would be. These fixtures are made with care, and are made to last both physically and aesthetically.

Though typically thought of as fixtures in a home office, billiard room, or living room, many people have been able to incorporate stained glass lighting in bedrooms, kitchens and even bathrooms!

Harold’s Lighting stores in Seattle and Bellevue carry one of the largest selections of stained glass lighting in Washington state! We have classic Tiffany lamps, Tiffany pendants, Tiffany chandeliers and more! Come on by and pick up a piece of art to add to one of your rooms today!

Billiard Light Fixtures

Billiard light fixtures come in all shapes and sizes. They typically hang low and help set the mood of your game room. Whether your style is classic or contemporary, there is a billiard fixture for you!

Oftentimes called pool table pendants or pool table chandeliers, these fixtures can be the centerpiece to your space. Billiard rooms (or game rooms) typically are a little darker than other spaces with pendants or accent lighting highlighting the important areas. We think the perfect game room would have an amazing, eye-catching billiard chandelier as well as incorporate other layers of lighting styles to customize the illumination level based on the occasion.

Billiard chandeliers are designed to shed enough light onto your pool table so there aren’t any shadows. These light fixtures typically have shades or a filter that prevents glare or a blinding bright spot. It is important to select the right fixture for your space based on the size of the room, other lighting in the room, and preferred style.

The quintessential billiard pendant would hands down be the Tiffany chandelier. Harold’s Lighting store in Seattle and Bellevue has a huge selection of these classic Tiffany light fixtures and lamps as well as other styles. They’re the perfect option to add a touch of timeless class to your game room.

tiffany light fixtures