1. Expand Your Lighting Options

    When you go shopping for new clothes or new shoes, you like to see a lot of options. If you’re presented with a limited number of choices, you may not buy anything that day, or you may buy something that you’re okay with, but don’t truly love. When that happens, you may remember, every time you wear the shirt or the shoes, that it wasn’t what you truly wanted. The same principle can be tru…Read More

  2. Avoid These Common Lighting Mistakes

    At Southern Lights, we love helping people find the perfect lighting options for their home or business. Our showroom has an outstanding selection to choose from, and there’s nothing better than seeing the look on a customer’s face when they find that perfect fixture. One situation we often encounter is a customer who needs a new light because a room is too dark or the lighting just doesn’t …Read More

  3. The Best Chandelier for Every Room Part Two

    In Part One of our series on the best chandeliers for every room in your house, we covered the the foyer, the living room, and the bathroom. In Part Two, we’re going to talk about the bedroom, the kitchen, and the dining room! At Southern Lights, we strive to be the premier lighting showroom in Minnesota, and we’re always excited to help homeowners find the fixtures they need, whether that’s…Read More

  4. The Best Chandelier for Every Room Part One

    When you think of chandeliers, you may think of a grand one that greets you as you enter a fancy hotel, or the one that your grandmother had hanging over her dining room table. However, modern interior design has adopted the chandelier as a focal point for many rooms, and you can now find them in kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms. At Southern Lights, we have an amazing selection of fixtures in our…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Kitchen Lighting Options for Your Home

    Kitchen lighting has changed quite a bit over the years, moving from single ceiling fixtures to multiple recessed or track lights, as well as pendant lights for the kitchen island. Proper lighting in your kitchen is extremely important, as it has to not only illuminate the entire space, it needs to be adequate for tasks such as prepping, cleaning, and cooking. At Southern Lights, our team can help…Read More

  9. Check Out Our Lighting Tent Sale!

    People from all across Minnesota have come to our lighting showroom over the years to find new fixtures for their home and office. We always love meeting new people and helping them find the perfect lights. Our 25,000 square foot showroom always has the finest products, but our tent sale that runs until Saturday, May 21st, will have even more options! We have three tents set up on our property, an…Read More