Cool down temps with a ceiling fan

The arrival of spring means the days get longer and the frigid air is replaced by warmer weather. When temperatures rise, electric bills drop, as we turn off heaters and open windows to let in fresh air.

Those bills will go up again, though, as spring becomes summer and we turn on air conditioners to beat the heat. To keep the AC off for as long as possible, many of us will drag out bulky portable fans. [read more]

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Updated lighting can make a huge impression on the overall appearance of your home. Even the smallest fixture can make a dramatic impact. At Spivak Lighting, our consultants are trained to help find the perfect accent or statement pieces for each room in your home. Read More

 

A little advance planning before you visit our store will facilitate your shopping experience and help our consultants meet your needs. Some questions to keep in mind include:

1. Ceiling Height: The higher your ceiling, the larger your fixture should be for maximum functionality and impact.

2. Room Size: In order for your fixture to properly light a room, it’s important that the light is the right size and scale for the room. Also, different techniques, such as layering, can be employed to create the ambiance you want.

3. Lighting Type: What do you want your fixture to do? Some common terms used for lighting are ambient, task, decorative, or accent. Each kind of lighting serves a different purpose, so knowing what you want from your fixture is key.

4. Finish Type: Almost all of the fixtures that we sell come in a variety of finishes and colors – from satin nickel to brass, we have it all. Knowing your own style and personal preferences before you shop will help us narrow down and pin-point your perfect product.

Most of all, don’t be afraid to ask questions! Sometimes you may have one fixture in mind, but a different style or size catches your mind. It’s okay to stray from your original intentions and try something more daring, more traditional, or more contemporary. We look forward to seeing you!