Light Bulbs Etc. vs The Internet & Big Box Stores

Posted: August 29, 2016

Selecting Lighting whether a simple outdoor lantern, A replacement vanity wall sconce or just a light bulb can be a rather daunting experience. There are so many choices not to mention a myriad of different styles at every price point. So where do you begin?

Today the most common sources to purchase lighting are:

  1. Internet
  2. Big Box Stores
  3. Lighting Showrooms


(A) The Internet: (Pros) Convenience, competitive pricing and usually easy returns with minimal restocking fees (if any).

Importance of The Correct Lighting for Your Home

Posted: July 21, 2016

Don’t you admire those homes that are well put together and have a rhythm and perfect flow to their décor?  The furniture looks inviting, the art on the wall stands out and there is a graceful, yet lived in comfy feeling to the space.  What you probably don’t think about, or realize is that they also have the correct lighting.

I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to live in a space with the correct amount of lights and lighting.  It’s one of the most important things in your home.  Especially in the Kitchen & Master Bathroom.

Technology & Lighting

Posted: June 14, 2016

As the years go by, we see that technology is making things easier & easier for us, although for some people it is tough to make changes, even if they save time and money.

Just trading in that old flip phone for a smart phone can be traumatizing. 

Usually once the change is made, one wonders why they were so hesitant.  They often think about how they did things before they had all those apps in one place.

The same can be said about wireless technology.  That’s where Lutron comes in.  Lutron has developed Caseta Wireless.

The Importance Of Light When Picking Out Paint Colors

Posted: April 27, 2016

Picking out a paint color can be a daunting task.  You certainly don't want to paint a whole room and then decide you can't stand the color.  By taking the three steps below, you will be much better able to pick a paint color that is right for you with no regrets:

1.)  Paint samples that are “large” and by large, I mean at least 24” x 24”,  or larger.  Do this for each paint on each wall that you plan on painting.  DO NOT paint tiny little swatches.

2.)  Look at the samples at different times during the day using the natural light coming into the room.


Posted: April 22, 2015

Welcome to our new blog at Light Bulbs Etc!  We have been in business serving Southern California since 1986!  We have tremendous showrooms displaying the latest trends in the lighting world. We will be providing some great information in this blog and feel free to contact us at any time if we can help.  Have a bright day!