How to Choose Bedroom Lighting
When it comes to choosing lighting for your bedroom, it can be hard to know where to start. After all, your bedroom is the scene of so many activities, from waking, dressing, and getting ready for your busy day to winding down and resting at the end of it. How do you select versatile and functional lighting for such an important space? Fortunately, it’s possible to address all of your bedroom lighting needs by installing a few different types of lighting.
Start by choosing your overhead lighting. This is your most general-purpose lighting, ideal for the morning as you prepare for work, for the evening as you start to wind down, or for bedroom tasks that require plenty of illumination such as tidying and making the bed. For a dramatic statement you might install a chandelier over the bed. There are seemingly endless bedroom chandelier options to suit a range of interior styles, from modern to traditional and beyond! For a more subtle effect, a flush mount or semi-flush mount light on the ceiling is a great pick as well.
Fabulous Fall Finds - Pin It to Win It
Cooler temps, blushing autumn leaves, and the return of the estranged pumpkin spice latte can only mean one thing. Fall is here. We at Del Mar Fans & Lighting wanted to help you bring the beauty of fall into your home with a new George Kovacs Need Tall Lamp. We paired up with the Six Sisters’ Stuff blog to bring you the Fabulous Fall Finds: Pin It to Win It Contest. Here’s how it works:
Cha-Ching! Going Green and Saving Green
At Del Mar Fans & Lighting, we are a company dedicated to providing our customers with high quality products and superior customer service. As an online ceiling fan and lighting distributor, we realize the impact our products can have on the environment. In an effort to be more eco-friendly, we want to inform our customers and community as to how going green can save you some green.
The world around us seems to be suffering from an energy crisis, and as a result, we wanted to find a way to give our community a much needed boost of energy efficiency.
This Fall, we are inviting locals to exchange their old, energy guzzling light bulbs with newer, more energy efficient light bulbs at our first Bulb Drive Exchange supported by ENERGY STAR. Why? Because not all light bulbs are created equal. Not only will making this small switch save you money by reducing your monthly electricity bill, but it will also help reduce overall energy waste and light pollution which are detrimental to our planet. Switching to energy efficient light bulbs such as LEDs and CFLs:
- Saves you about $6 a month in electricity costs
- Uses about 75% less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and last much longer
- Produces about 75% less heat, reducing energy costs associated with home cooling and making them, overall, safer options
Compare and Save: Incandescent vs. LED
According to ENERGY STAR, lighting accounts for 12 percent of home energy costs. If you’re using inefficient light bulbs, this can really add up. Switching from incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs can decrease your energy use and reduce your energy costs. See how incandescent bulbs stack up against LED bulbs in the infographic below.
Best Ceiling Fans for Your Kitchen
There are many reasons to put a ceiling fan in the kitchen. For one thing, when the stove gets hot and the dishwasher gets steamy, a ceiling fan provides ventilation to keep you cool and comfortable while you cook and clean. As well, if you select a fan with a light fixture, you get all the breezy benefits of a fan with the added perks of illumination for detailed tasks from slicing veggies to scrubbing the stove. Yet another great reason to install a fan in the kitchen? The right ceiling fan can seriously enhance your kitchen’s decor.
Consider the style of your kitchen before selecting a ceiling fan. If you have a traditional space with details such as inset cabinets, marble countertops, or nickel hardware, look for a fan that complements those touches. When it comes to finishes, choose brass, silver, or brushed metallic casings. Other features such as smoothly curved blades and simple but elegant light shades are all hallmark aspects of fans that suit a traditional kitchen. On the other hand, in a rustic or vintage-inspired kitchen, you may have elements such as butcher block countertops, a farmhouse sink, and glass paneled cabinetry. Ceiling fans with oil-rubbed finishes, woodgrain blades, and scrollwork accents look great in this kind of space.