1. A Ceiling Fan for a Large Room

    While it may seem simple enough to pick a ceiling fan for a particular room (after all, it just has to fit on the ceiling, right?), there’s a bit more that goes into it than that. You want the fan to be able to adequately cool the room, with or without the help of your air conditioner, and that requires you to properly size your new fixture. At Southern Lights, we’ve helped many homeowners cho…Read More

  2. Lighting Your Office’s Entryway

    When people visit your office for the first time, they get a sense of what your company is like by looking at the decor and furniture in the entryway or lobby. Of course they can’t see any of the decor or furniture clearly unless there’s proper lighting, and your office lighting design can go a long way in providing a positive or negative first impression. If there’s too much light or the fi…Read More

  3. Understanding Decorative Lighting

    When lighting your home, the main focus is often on ambient, accent, and task fixtures. The first, ambient lighting, takes care of all of your general illumination needs, and without it, your house would be a rather dark place. Accent and task lighting are fairly obvious, as they accentuate the architectural features and make certain activities easier to complete. However, there is a fourth catego…Read More

  4. Check Out Our Clearance Sale!

    Lighting your home can be expensive, and you may have been putting off getting new fixtures until you could save a bit more and increase your budget. While it’s important to save enough for any home upgrade, you may miss out on some styles and designs that are discontinued when new styles come out. At Southern Lights, we have a fantastic selection of items on clearance, and our current sale can …Read More

  5. Lighting Rx for Your Home!

    Southern Lights is excited to announce our all new in-home lighting consultation service! Please contact Becky Loebertmann at our Burnsville, MN showroom for more details! (952) 890-9877  or  becky@southernlightsinc.com…Read More

  6. Adding an Outdoor Kitchen? Add New Outdoor Lights!

    You may have a dedicated area in your backyard where your grill sits and where you cook brats and burgers during the summer, but if you have plans to add a complete outdoor kitchen, then you’ll need new outdoor lighting! You may have grand designs for a cooking area, seating area, and perhaps even a fire pit, and at Southern Lights, we can help you find the ideal exterior lighting options. Wheth…Read More

  7. Understanding LED Lighting

    As a homeowner, you’re always looking for new ways to improve your house’s efficiency, and the one place many people focus on is their lighting. New fixtures can often mean new technologies, and one of most efficient new technologies in lighting are light emitting diodes, otherwise known as LEDs. While not completely “new,” LEDs have found their way into more and more lighting products eac…Read More

  8. Picking Light Bulbs for Every Room in Your House

    You’ve taken the time to pick out the perfect fixtures for every room in your house, from the foyer chandelier to the wall sconces in your bedroom. You love how each one looks and how it functions within the room, but what about the bulbs for each fixture? The lamp or pendant should have a bulb rating associated with it, and the experts at Southern Lights can help you pick the best bulbs for eac…Read More

  9. What’s Your Lighting Personality?

    Everyone has a personality and it comes through in various ways. How you dress, the music you listen to, and how you decorate your home are all a part of expressing your personality, and when it comes to lighting, the styles you pick can reflect your personal preferences. At Southern Lights, we’ve met people of all types, and one of the first things we do when someone visits our showroom is help…Read More

  10. Celebrate Our 30th Anniversary With Us!

    Since we first opened the doors of Southern Lights, we’ve been dedicated to providing every customer with the perfect lighting and design solutions. Even though it’s 30 years later and lighting has changed in so many ways, that dedication remains the same. We’re proud to be celebrating our 30th year in business, and if you’re looking for new lighting or decor for your home, visit our store…Read More