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Green is the New Black: Green Living Experts

Five Fantastic Eco-friendly Bloggers That are Livin' the Green Life

Eco-friendly blogs are blooming into popularity, and all of us at Del Mar Fans & Lighting are dedicated to conserving energy around the office as well as around our homes. In an effort to be greener, we took to the office white board and discussed several simple ways that we could improve our green status such as turning off our ceiling fans and lights when we’re not home, and switching out old incandescent light bulbs for newer, more energy efficient LED light bulbs. Along the way, we shared some of our favorite eco-friendly blogs and the writers behind them. 



Never Let 'em See You Sweat: Dorm Desk Fans

Beat the Heat With These Cool & Collected Dorm Room Desk Fans

School is back in session, and for many of you this means leaving the comfort and familiarity of your childhood home, venturing out on your own, and moving into your first dorm room. College is an adventure, and with it comes a completely new list of challenges and obstacles. Stay cool under pressure by adding a desk fan to your dorm room décor.


Del Mar Fans Best Desk Room Fans


Unfortunately, college dorm rooms have garnered a reputation for being hot and stuffy, and being uncomfortable in your own dorm room can have a negative effect on your sleep and study habits. Desk fans make perfect accessories for any dorm room because they are stylish as well as functional.


Desk fans produce a gentle amount of airflow and allow for a refreshing and cooling breeze. Their effective wind flow will provide you with a welcome break from the heat of a cramped dorm room, especially if there are multiple electronics running simultaneously.

Light Your Dorm Room With Floor & Desk Lamps

Stunning Mood Boards That Will Make You Happy to Return to School
Goodbye Summer, Hello Back to School

Summer is coming to an end, and as you prepare to return to school in the fall, you may find yourself scrambling to purchase some last minute items on your back to school checklist. Laptops, bedspreads, and desk lamps are all important back to school items for those of you living in a college dorm room. 


Assert your individuality in your dorm room design by accessorizing with practical, yet stylish products. An adjustable desk lamp is the perfect addition to any college dorm room because it combines functionality with flair. Lamps are available in all different shapes and sizes and come in a variety of styles making them the perfect accompaniment to your dorm room décor, whether you’re looking for modern desk lamps or antique desk lamps.  


Mood Board picture


Desk lamps are a stylish way to illuminate dark areas or highlight the painting hanging on the wall that you just so happened to make in art class. A desk lamp is an effective way to keep studying long after your roommate has gone to sleep because it will provide you with enough light to see what you’re reading or writing without producing so much light that it keeps your roommate awake.


Justina Blakeney mood board


If you’re not sure how to decorate your dorm room, or you’re just looking for some unique dorm room ideas in general, make sure that you check out the amazing mood boards created by Camille Simmons from Planning Pretty and Justina Blakeney. These incredibly talented designers made mood board magic with their creative and diverse dorm room visions. You should probably start thinking about taking online classes because their designs will make you never want to leave your room.

The Best Ceiling Fans for Major Milestones

The Best Ceiling Fans to Get You Through Life's Big Moments

There are certain events in life that we mark as significant or life changing. Life is a journey that is constantly evolving, and there are bound to be times when you’re too busy to even think about what’s for dinner let alone which ceiling fan to buy. We have all been there before, and we understand that just because you may be ready for a break doesn’t mean that life is ready to give it to you. That’s why we created a list of the best ceiling fans to get you through some of those busy and important milestones in life.


College Students

Starting college and living in a dorm room presents a whole new series of exciting challenges. Oftentimes, college dorm rooms have poor airflow and can be quite stuffy, and being uncomfortable can have a negative impact on your studies. Knowing how to keep your dorm room cool is essential to college living. Stay stress and sweat free with the Craftmade Contractor’s 207 fan. The ample airflow that this fan produces makes it an ideal ceiling fan for a college dorm room. This fan also comes equipped with a light, which will come in handy when you have to stay up late or work all through the night in order to finish that final paper or project.


Ceiling Fan for College

New Homeowners

Buying a home is one of the biggest milestones in life, and purchasing a ceiling fan after buying a new home is probably the last thing on your mind. However, think of how much cooler you will feel sitting below the cooling breeze of a ceiling fan while you unpack your boxes. The 52” Hunter Sonora fan is one of the best ceiling fans for new homeowners. It provides generous airflow and is available in a variety of different finishes, making it easily customizable to your own personal style and décor. This Energy Star compliant fan is ETL approved for indoor locations in the United States and Canada and would look stunning displayed in a bedroom or a guest room. 


Ceiling Fan for New Home Owners

A+ Study Lighting

Tips for Illumining Your Homework and Study Areas

It’s back to school time. If you’re a parent, this means shopping for school supplies like paper, pens and pencils. Don’t forget to add adjustable task lighting to the list. Yes, lighting. Good lighting improves attention span, accuracy and productivity. Here are three tips for illuminating your homework or study area.


Task Lighting 101

George Kovacs Table Lamp

Task lighting is an important component of any study area. Task lighting is lighting that focuses on a specific area, making it easier to complete tasks such as reading, writing or viewing a computer screen. Good task lighting reduces eye strain and mental fatigue, and can increase task performance by 16 percent.


Desk and floor lamps are ideal sources of task lighting. Consider this adjustable George Kovacs table lamp with metal shade for the right amount lighting. The metal shade prevents glare while the pivoting head allows you to customize the direction of the light to where you need it most.


Effective task lighting depends on the placement of the lamp. Place the desk lamp on the opposite side of your dominant hand so the light sweeps across the study area without creating shadows.

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