Need a rustic lighting accent for your newly redesigned rustic room? Take a peek at this adjustable height wrought iron floor lamp. It’s a great accessory too add to the corner of any rustic room! And with heights adjusting from 62”, to 67”, to 72” and a rotating 28” inch arm, it can light just about any area you need light directed at!
In addition to offering unique light fixtures, our parent company, Unique Online Furniture, Inc. , offers bath vanities and fun and funky mirrors as well. Each year the President of the company takes the team to trade shows to make sure they are staying abreast of the current trends and to find new products to offer. This year they attended the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Chicago. Some of their findings were reported in a recent press release that we thought we’d share with you!
Read the release here: http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/better-than-the-big-boxes-unique-vanities-offers-options-281760.php
As an online business, we feel it’s of the utmost importance to keep our clients up to date with every step of their order. It’s stressful to order a custom light fixture that you’ve never seen! That’s why we keep in contact with our clients with every action we take on their order. Here’s a review from one of clients that let us know that these touch points don’t go unappreciated!
We asked our on staff Electrician what the easiest electrical upgrades were. Here’s what he responded!
- Replace plugs and switches for your light fixtures
- Switch all light bulbs to CFL’s or LED’s
- Install dimmers and motion detectors to keep for leaving lights on in a room when unoccupied.
- Upgrade the electrical service if needed (Not easy but important)
- Make sure HVAC system is new and efficient.
With summer around the corner now, it seemed only right to highlight a unique light fixture that it’s now the season to DIY install! This 1 Light Hacienda Outdoor Sconce Lantern is the perfect addition to entryways or traditional patios. Not only is it durable enough to stand up to the elements, but it’s beautiful enough to receive compliments from your neighbors and guests!
For today’s post, we asked our on-staff Electrician what he would rate as the top 3 electrical “no-no’s” he’s seen in his experience. Here’s what he responded:
- Loose connections are a big “no-no.” They are the number one cause of electrical failures or fires!
- Using a wire that is too small for the load it is supplying. Make sure you know what a wire is rated for and what you are connecting to it before you proceed.
- Trying to “wing it” when you’re unsure of what you’re doing! If you aren’t 100% confident in your abilities—call an Electrician!!
This one can be answered quickly and easily. Yes, it is possible and OK to have a light fixture and plug on the same switch. It is common to switch an outlet for control of a lamp when you walk in a room.
Got a question for our Electrician? Leave us a comment with your query and we’ll have him address it in the next month’s round of questions!
Run and call the fire department. Just kidding. If you have a floor lamp or other fixture that is turned on and you plug it in, it is possible to see a small spark as the plug makes connection under load. This is not a real big deal. If you plug in an extension cord that does not have anything attached to the other end and therefore no load on it–and it sparks, then you have a real problem. It is usually a worn out plug that needs to be replaced and or a loose connection. You can either call an electrician or replace it yourself by turning off the circuit and replacing the plug.
Dimmer switches for certain types of lighting and floor lamps have a wattage rating on them. Some are 1000w, some are 2000w, and so on. This is the amount of lights or light bulbs you can put on the dimmer. So you’ll need to add up the wattage of the light bulbs and choose the appropriate size dimmer. If you have more than one dimmer in an electrical switch box then you have to de-rate them because of the amount of heat they produce. So if you have two 1000 watt dimmers in one box then you can only dim about 800 watts on each one.
Our team is constantly looking for new and unique products to add to our product list. Do you have suggestions as to items you’d like to see us carry or those that you currently need? We’d love to hear them! Email us at sales-specialist(at) uniquevanities(dot) com or simply give us a ring at 866-526-1843 to let us know! Today’s product spotlight is on this cool outdoor wall sconce. Spring is here and with summer just around the corner, we’ll be spending much more time outdoors! Is your outdoor décor up to date? Check out this great looking sconce as a possible addition to your outdoor lighting plan!