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Tips to Prevent Electrical Fires

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), about 51,000 home electrical fires occur each year. In addition to space heaters, old appliances and smoking cigarettes indoors, light fixtures are a common culprit in these home disasters. At Restoration Lighting Gallery, we encourage homeowners to practice lamp safety to protect their families and prevent expensive…

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Custom Lighting: Make Just About Anything a Lamp!

The items that mean most to us often have a unique story. Whether it’s a flower vase passed down from generation to generation by the women in your family or a cherished family heirloom, our keepsakes have sentimental value and meaning. Why not continue their story by transforming these treasures into unique lighting fixtures? At…

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Art Glass Table Lamps

Restoration Lighting Gallery has a new collection of hand blown art glass lamps! These lamps come in orange, green, purple and blue glass and also come complete with matching lamp shades. Lamp heights range from 24″-28″ and are priced $399.95-$409.95. The shades can also be swapped with different colors & styles.  Take a look at these new beauties on display at Restoration Lighting Gallery.

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Measuring a Glass Shade Fitter

Measuring a glass shade fitter is actually pretty simple. With a few easy steps, you will know the exact size glass shade you need. The three steps for measuring a glass shade fitter: Measure the diameter of the base of your lamp where the bottom of the chimney shade will rest – this is the…

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Lamp Shade Styles

No longer must you stare blindly at shelves filled with lamp shades wondering if they will fit your lamp, or how they will look. Restoration Lighting Gallery will take your fear away. Our professional shade stylists will inspect your lamp with a  Free Lamp Safety Inspection and then fit your lamp with the perfect lamp shade. …

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How to Measure a Lamp Shade

Shopping for a new lamp shade may seem like a daunting task. There are thousands of sizes, styles and colors to choose from. With these few simple steps, measuring for a new lamp shade is pretty straightforward. Please remember the style and shape of the shade can change the way it appears on the lamp. We…

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Top Your Lamp Off With A New Flavor Shade

In this video we’ll show you how to dress up your lamp with a new lamp shade and finial. We fuss with every paint color, floor finish and window treatment. We refuse to settle for a plain white or vanilla. But, what about your lamps? Lamps are an integral part of your interior design. With…

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Lamp Finials – The Perfect Topping For Your Lamp

Just like lampshades, lamp finials can add that finishing touch to your lamp.  Think of a finial as the cherry on top. With the right finial, you can finish off the look of your lamp. Each finial can be a work of art. At Restoration Lighting Gallery, we have hundreds of unique finials to fit…

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Transform Your Chandelier With Mini Lamp Shades

You can instantly update the look of your chandelier by adding mini chandelier lamp shades. Candle shades can add color, pattern and texture to your rooms while they will provide lovely diffused light. Restoration Lighting Gallery in Hartford, has a wide variety of shade materials and styles. Styles range from a tailored black empire shade to shades…

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Has Your Favorite Lamp Lost Its Better Half?

Did you know that updating your lamp shades makes the most impact on a room’s design for the least amount of effort & expense?  It’s true, but there is more to finding the perfect lamp shade than what meets the eye. With over 1000 shades in stock, let our shade experts help you find the perfect…

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Save Your Home & Your Life With Free Lamp Safety Inspections!

Home fires can occur for numerous reasons: faulty electrical wires, oil fires from cooking, unattended candles, improperly disposed matches, natural disasters…but, they can also be caused by aging lamps. Fires can be started in the socket of your favorite lamp after years of daily use. Most people don’t realize the huge levels of heat that…

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American Machine Age Lighting

American Machine Age is a term associated with the early 20th century (1918-1941), and was deeply rooted in the Industrial Age in America. Key developments of the American Machine Age include, mass production of high volume products such as cars, radio and phonograph technology, long distance travel by train, aircraft and automobiles and modern war…

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