You have entered into... our lighting page, where you will find useful information relating to purchasing or caring for your lighting.
THE BASICS “Lighting” is just a general term for things that emit light via a light bulb and electricity. There are several different lighting items at Arden's including but not limited to lamps, floor lamps, wall lighting, outdoor lighting, bathroom and hall fixtures, as well as chandeliers.
COLLECTIONS There are many different lighting companies that Arden's works with and each of these companies has several distinct collections (i.e. a tall lamp, a wall sconce, some different sized chandeliers, and a few others that all go together stylistically) as well as other pieces that are created outside any collections.
WHAT TO CONSIDER Lights create mood, so when you are looking for lights you want to keep in mind what amount of light you want in that room or that area of that room. Also, different lamp shades or glass give a different look, so consider what theme you are looking for.
You should also consider the use of the light, for instance, you may be looking for a lamp that is on every night as a "mood light" and to be able to turn it up if you are sitting nearby for reading - here you would want an adjustable wattage lamp that goes up pretty high (100-250 watts)
MAINTAINING YOUR LIGHTS Most lighting is metal and glass or stained glass, you should not use any harsh cleaners on most metal as most have a protective finish which prevents you from needing to use brass ,or other stronger, cleaners so... - a damp soft cloth to wash and another soft clean cloth to dry it.
ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS … remember that the lighting fixture is designed to give off light and the glass is supposed to reflect the light or be illuminated by the light. So you never want to scratch the glass, so never use anything abrasive to clean the glass, or metal on your lamps - except as a last resort.
REPAIR Lights have electricity running through them and that makes repairing them important, and potentially dangerous: Always unplug the light.
Arden's is one place you can take your lights to get them repaired; paying a trained professional to handle this is often the best thing to do.