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About Colby Harris

Colby has been in the lighting and ceiling fan industry for 14 years.  He has installed many ceiling fans and lighting fixtures in his earlier days and lead many lighting design projects.  His passions are rooted in creativity and adventure.  So, naturally his favorite lighting design jobs have been those that include unique flexible track lighting designs.  Colby is originally from Miami, FL and moved up to the Volusia county area in 2003.  He enjoys his wife, surfing, bike riding and living a spiritual life.

 

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Custom Casablanca Ceiling Fans
The Casablanca Fan Company has defined sophistication, performance, and efficiency for nearly 40 years. Founded by Burton A. Burton in Pomona, California, the ceiling fan manufacturer modeled the first fan models after antiques, plating each one with an antique brass finish. The stylish ceiling fans are availa...
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Del Mar Fans & Lighting Ceiling Fan Rating System
Many homeowners rely solely on style and price when choosing a ceiling fan; however, the most important qualities that form a fan are not visible. Del Mar Fans & Lighting uses industry knowledge and first-hand experience to identify the most important elements for selecting the best ceiling fan. We rate ceiling fans based on...
Recessed Lighting Guide: How to Select Housing and Trim
Recessed lighting fixtures are light fixtures that are installed in the ceiling to provide task, accent, ambient, and wall washing lighting effects. They aren't as decorative or expensive as chandeliers or pendants, and aren't quite as complex as track lighting. However, recessed lighting can still be a difficult topic,...
Del Mar Designs - Lighting Rating
There are many elements that come together in the process of creating light fixtures, and each one of these elements has a different level of quality from different manufacturers. At Del Mar Designs, we have a lighting review system based on the level of quality that the manufacturer puts into each element for each light fixture...
Buy Close to Ceiling Lighting That Matches Your Needs
Close to ceiling lights are a good choice for general purpose lighting in a hallway, closet, or smaller room. Close to Ceiling Lights come in many finishes and designs, from basic (and copied) designs to close mount crystal lights. We have hundreds of different models to choose from, so follow our guide to help narrow...
Which Kind of Light Bulbs to Use?
High Pressure Sodium Bulbs: High Pressure Sodium Bulbs have a 15,000 hour average life, suitable for hard to reach areas. Up to 85% less energy use than incandescent: low operating costs, high upfront costs on High Pressure Sodium light bulbs. HPS Lamps give off golden / whi...
Dimmer Lighting Guide: How to Buy Dimmers
Lighter dimmers (either by themselves or as part of a complete dimming system), switches, and controls can be a complicated topic. Lutron Dimmers are well-known for their variety of light controlling dimmers and switches. Del Mar Fans & Lighting guides you through the topic and helps to select which dimmer is best suited for...
Pendant Lighting Guide: How to Choose Pendant Lighting Fixtures
Pendants are light fixtures that hang from your ceiling to light a room. Pendant lights mount on cable, wire, stem, or chain, which separate them from close to ceiling lights. Pendants generally have one central light source. There are a wide variety of pendants available, from tiny mini pendants to multi light pendants....
Wall Lighting Install Guide
Fixtures that attach to the wall are known either as wall lights, sconces, or vanities. Vanities tend to be installed in the bathroom, particularly alongside a mirror. It can be hard to sort through all the different wall lighting fixtures, but here are a few tips. Sconce Information Wall Sconces can be att...
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