Design Ideas and Tips for
Lighting Your Home

Light Fixture Magic has bright ideas from professional lighting designers, interior designers, electricians, architects, contractors and more. This collection of design ideas and how - to articles will help make your lighting projects easier, safer, and more stylish.


Light Your Home In Layers

by lee Cameron

There is more to lighting a home than hanging a single fixture from the middle of a room. Proper lighting can create a mood, update a home's style, and just make everyday life a lot more comfortable...

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Colour Temperature for Lighting - What is it,
Why Does it Matter?
by Cathy Rust

One of the areas of lighting with which you may just be becoming aware
is that of colour temperature. Colour temperature refers to the colour the light casts. It is measured in degrees Kelvin (absolute degrees)...

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Lamps for the Home - Which Style is Best?

by Chris Xavier

It can be a little daunting when it comes to choosing lamps for the home. There is definitely no shortage when it comes to the selection available, and it can be hard to find the right ones that will blend in with the decor of your home...

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Mission Style Lighting - Warm and Inviting Lighting Style For Home and Garden

by Julia Houriet

Mission style lighting is a straightforward style of outdoor lighting characterized by its bold yet simple geometric shapes, its use of organic, earthy materials like Oak and Cherry wood; copper, brass, pewter, and iron; stained glass, slag glass, and mica...

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A Short History of the Light Bulb

by Joseph Crosland

In this article I will chart the progress of the light bulb, starting with the earliest experiments with platinum filaments to today's most advanced
LED bulbs. One of the most consistent and interesting themes in this subject area is the aversion to change...

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Mini Chandeliers

by jennifer Bailey

Not all people have large houses that can accommodate large chandeliers. But this does not deprive them of owning a chandelier. There are several available mini chandeliers whose pattern closely resembles those of the large chandeliers...

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17 Tips for Lighting the Kitchen with a Chandelier

by Mike Efford

A chandelier in a kitchen is almost always the focal point. It's a stylistic reference point too, and often a showpiece. So it's important to get it right. Here are 17 tips for integrating a chandelier into your kitchen...

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Much Ado About Wall Sconces

by jessica Ackerman

Feel the need to de-stress after a long day at the office? Want to create the perfect romantic ambiance for a special evening? Need to add a bright focus to the signature art canvas above the fireplace? Brightening a dark area to repel depression? Wall sconces can do all this for you and more...

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LEDs - Light Source of the Future?

by Mike Brunt

Originally developed over 40 years ago and first years commercially as indicator lights in electronic components, LEDs or Light Emitting Diodes have come a long way to where they are now being touted as the light source of the future...

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Home Track Lighting - Best Areas to Use
Track Light Fixtures

by Ted Gambel

Track lighting is highly configurable. You can run the tracks in the areas where light is needed and with flexible tracks you can bend tracks in different shapes to the configuration you need and at the same time the track can become a decorative element as well...

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Pool Table Lights Guide: How To
Light Up Your Game

by Richard Aubin

The proper pool table lights is critical to playing your best game of pool. The ideal pool table light fixture is attractive, unobtrusive, and provides just enough illumination without creating a glare. Choosing the right pool table lights for your home need not be difficult...

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Change the Mood of Your Kitchen

by Mike Efford

At parties, guess where many people congregate? The kitchen! So why would you use the same bright light level when cooking (before a party, let's say) as you would after guests arrive, when a softer, more romantic glow is clearly better?

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