Harold’s Time Machine

Ever wonder what you were doing last year at this time? We do! And lucky for us, we’ve got Facebook to help us out!

This is what we were doing last year, yesterday:

Harold’s was LIVE on Facebook! Just another rainy Saturday in the Seattle lighting shop! Watch Cheryl in receiving while Kim takes us on a tour of our lighting store! This year doesn’t look much different, aside from a ton of new shades, modern pendants, chandeliers, lamps and sconces in our showroom! You gotta come check out the new light fixtures, shades and accessories we have in stock.

Oh the memories!

While we were traveling down memory lane, we found another Facebook LIVE video from early 2017. This time, a full tour of our Seattle Lighting Showroom!

Stop by our Wallingford lighting store for your own personal tour today!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Harold’s Lighting store in Seattle!

This year has been a big one for us. Full of changes, growth and love! We are thankful for all of our customers and supporters over the years. We wish you happy and safe holiday.

When setting your New Years Resolutions, keep your home improvements in mind, and don’t forget your lighting. Updating the lighting in your home can drastically change the mood and feel of the space. It’s one of the easiest and cheapest changes you can do yourself, and if you’re feeling ambitious, you can create a seasonal plan and get lighting options together for a few different seasons. Changing your lighting in the summer and winter can help you achieve your decor and mood goals for your home.

If you need help with setting new goals for lighting goals in your home, stop by our lighting store in Seattle and our expert lighting staff can help you get started!

Check_markHere’s to setting goals and achieving them!

Brass Fixtures

Looking for a way to update your space? Brass fixtures are in, and we’ve got ’em!

Brass fixtures go with just about any decor and can update your space easily. We have a large selection of brass light fixtures in our Seattle showroom as well as online. Our expert lighting staff can help you find a brass sconce, brass chandelier, brass lamp, or brass lighting accessories to compliment your space.

Check out some of our brass light fixture options here:

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Happy Holidays From Harold’s

Happy Holidays from Harold’s Lighting in Seattle!

We wish you and your loved ones a very merry holiday season. May your lives be filled with light!

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At Harold’s we’re kicking off the Christmas season with our green lampshade Christmas tree! 🎄 We make custom shades in any shape and size even using fabric you provide.

If you’re looking for a last minute gift, consider the gift of light! Light up your family home with a new fixture or lamp from Harold’s Lighting in Seattle. Our showroom has a ton of affordable options for any style or size. Have a fixture that’s been in the family for decades that just isn’t working like it used to? Bring it in and our expert custom lighting technicians will bright it back to life!

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Our Wallingford Seattle store will be closed on Christmas Day.

We hope you’re able to be near loved ones in a cozy space this season. Please be safe and take some time to relax and enjoy time with friends and family!

Reasons to Install a Dimmer

Do you have dimmer switches installed for your light fixtures? Do they seem like a waste to you? You’d be surprised how useful dimmers can be. We’ve listed out a few benefits to installing dimmer switches in your home:

  1. Dimmers can help save energy

    Yes, when you dim the output of light of your fixture, you are using less energy. Less energy usage = lower energy bills!

  2. Dimmers help extend bulb life

    The less energy you use (see #1) the longer your bulb will also last. The less stress applied (less energy) to a filament in a bulb, the longer it will last. This is even true with energy efficient bulbs, which helps offset the cost of these more expensive options. Energy efficient bulbs already last a long time, but when you combine them with a dimmer, they’ll last even longer!

  3. Dimmer switches are good to the environment

    Less energy spent AND longer living consumables is always better for the environment!

  4. Dimmers have been proven to help with health issues.

    Artifical light has been known to effect our sleep cycles and disrupt Circadian rhythms. Dimming the light you’re exposed to decreases these effects and can mimic what’s happening outside. If you dim your lights at night, after the sun goes down, your body will have an easier time adjusting.

  5. Dimmers can help a room look more inviting and cozy!

    Rooms that have dimmer light often look more cozy, inviting and even more romantic. Dimmers can help you prepare the meal with bright light and serve it in an inviting atmosphere with dim light!

  6. Dimmers can help people look better

    Dim warm light can make you look good! There’s a reason the most romantic and high end restaurants pay attention to lighting. Think candlelight – there’s nothing more flattering than warm dim light!

  7. Dimmers are inexpensive and easy to install

    Many people think they need a degree in electrical engineering to instal a dimmer. Dimmers sold today are as easy to install as a standard toggle switch. Instructions are easy to follow and they’re inexpensive!

What are you waiting for? Any room can be transformed into a versatile space with the installation of a dimmer switch. Our expert lighting staff in Bellevue and Seattle can help you pick out the right dimmer switches for your home, so call or stop by today!

Harold’s Custom Lighting

Our Seattle custom lighting shop loves helping our customers create the light fixtures they’ve always dreamed of! Whether we’re just fixing a fixture you’ve been in love with forever, or if you need us to create something from scratch, we’re here to make it happen!

Have some fabric you’d love to see used as a beautiful lamp shade?
We’ll make it happen.

Have a vintage lamp or chandelier you’d like to bring to life again?
We’ll make it happen.

Want us to match the color scheme of a particular fabric of a piece of furniture in your home?
We’ll make it happen.

Want to turn an old chandelier into a sconce?
We’ll make it happen.
Watch the video below and see it happen!

Do you have a light fixture idea you think is too far fetched?
Ask us about it! We’ll do our best to make it happen!

Our lighting technicians in our Seattle lighting store and our Bellevue lighting store are experts in creating custom works of art. We’ve been servicing the Greater Seattle area with their custom lighting needs for over 60 years!

Bring your idea in to one of our shops, we’d love to hear about it!

Happy Thanksgiving!

giveThanksOur Harold’s Lighting family wants to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! We hope you’re able to enjoy time with family and friends and take time to think about what you’re grateful for.

If you’re hosting the party this year, don’t forget about your dining room lighting options! Now is the time to use your dimmer, and if you’re feeling extra festive, add a few candles for a really cozy atmosphere!

Depending on how large the space is, the use of layers of lighting styles may be effective, however, now is not the time to blast your guests with tons of light! Set your fixtures to provide enough light for you to safely serve and eat food, but not much more.

Lower levels of light are typically more flattering and create a warmer and cozy feel.

turkeyCookedRemember that Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous holidays for a variety of different reasons. Not only is it dangerous to be traveling on the roads during this time, but accidents in the home peak during this holiday. Keep an eye on your kitchen! Fires, injuries and kitchen accidents easily happen when too many people are involved or when the space isn’t conducive to the activities performed. Prepare food ahead of time if you can, and keep a schedule and an extra eye on anything cooking.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving! We’re thankful for the opportunity to provide the Greater Seattle area with the best lighting options and services.

Eat up!

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Another Custom Light Fixture Project!

One of the many things that sets Harold’s Lighting apart from other lighting stores is our custom lighting work. Our lighting experts know the ins and out of lighting and make just about any object come to “light”!

Here’s a video from a few weeks back of Tiffany, at our Seattle lighting store, working on a new custom project:

Tiffany is making some natural wood finials. She’s attaching the wood to bases of antique brass, silver and more!

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Custom wood natural Finial at Harold’s Lighting

Finials are the pieces that go at the top of a lamp to fasten the shade and the base together. Changing up your finial can be a great way to freshen up your fixture! Traditional finials are just caps that match the finish of the fixture but you can get them in crystal, seashell, wood, or just about any shape, symbol or finish!

Here some images of our finial case at our Seattle lighting store:

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Who knew there were so many ways to customize a light fixture?!

HALLOWEEN HAROLDS

Can you believe it’s Halloween already? We’ve been so busy this year with new lighting ideas that the time has just flown by. We love Halloween and wish everyone safe and fun holiday!

As you know, we LOVE everything that involves lighting! Here are a few fun and funny halloween costumes we found that incorporate lighting in some sort of way:

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Harold’s Lighting Live – Seahawks Custom Pendant!

GOOOOO SEAHAWKS!

Did you see this Facebook Live video of Kim organizing our shade selection, and Tiffany working on a custom Seahawks pendant? Check it out here:

Our stores in Seattle and Bellevue have a huge selection of lamp shades in stock, and in just about any size or shape you could possibly need. If you have something else, or a little different in mind, talk to us!

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We can customize your lighting to your exact specifications, right down to the fabric and finish! Our expert custom light fixture specialist will help you create the lamp shade or fixture of your dreams!

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Go Hawks!