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Flush Mounts
Flush mount fixtures are a good source of general lighting in almost every area of the home.

In an entry area, avoid sudden changes in light intensity from the foyer to hall and living areas.

Hallway lighting should be bright enough to light stairs, corners, and any other potential hazardous areas. The light should be bright enough to distinguish a blue coat from black, but not bright enough for reading.

Center lights in bedrooms or studies can provide a general source of soft lighting.

Functional ceiling lights in closets and pantries will assist you in identifying the items you need and help sort colors of clothes in closets.

Florescent lighting in a work area such as a kitchen or laundry room offers an even light, delivering three times the light per watt of an incandescent bulb and lasts 10 to 20 times longer. For this reason, consider fluorescent fixtures in areas where changing bulbs is inconvenient.
Ceiling Fans
To move air efficiently in a room up to 12'X12', you will need a fan with at least a 42" blade span. In a room greater than 12'x12', you will need a fan with at least a 50" blade span. If the room is exceptionally large or long, consider more than one fan.

For ultimate performance and looks, the bottom of the fan or any fan component should hang no lower than 6'6" or any higher than 10' from the floor, no matter what your ceiling height. For high ceilings consider using a downrod extension.

If you're removing a light fixture to install a fan, consider adding a light kit to your fan. Also, be sure the fan is secured properly. Fans weigh more than a light fixture and will need a specific mounting box and/or support brace.

Always try to choose a control switch to use with your fan for convenience and to avoid the noise that dangling chains may cause.

All of our fans are reversible, allowing you to cool in the summer and to gently push heated air down into the room in the winter. Ceiling fans can offer dramatic energy savings. By using a fan with your air conditioning during the summer, you can save approximately 4-8% on your energy bill for each degree you raise your thermostat. Remember, fans cool you by creating a wind-chill effect. Your room can feel up to 6% cooler than it really is by utilizing a ceiling fan in the summer.

By reversing the direction of your fan in the winter, you can save approximately 1-2% on your heating bill for each degree you lower your thermostat. It does this by pushing the trapped warm air off your ceiling. Depending up on your ceiling height this differential could be from 4 to 8 degrees or more. By utilizing a ceiling fan in the winter, your room's floor temperature will be approximately the same as the temperature at your room's ceiling height.

Most of Metro Lighting's fans carry a lifetime warranty on the motor. We can arrange for installation through a licensed electrical contractor.
To reduce glare from table lamps, make sure the bottom of the socket and/or the bottom of the shade are at eye level when you are seated.

In a room with a high or vaulted ceiling, consider using a floor torchier lamp to emphasize the vault and soften large walls.

When selecting lamps for bedside reading, consider a halogen lamp because halogen bulbs give out tightly focused light that should not disturb others in the room.