1. 3 Mistakes You’re Making with Your Kitchen Lighting

    At Southern Lights, we’re here to help every Minnesota homeowner find the perfect lighting for their home. Our showroom is filled with amazing fixtures, and we love showing people all of the options that they can add to their home. However, once the lights have left our store and are installed, the control lies solely with the homeowner on how the fixture is used, and how it impacts the design o…Read More

  2. Lighting a Small Apartment

    When you think of grand lighting schemes, you likely think of a large house with several rooms. However, you may not live in a large house with several rooms; instead, you live in a small apartment with two or three rooms. At Southern Lights, we can help anyone find the perfect light fixtures for their residence, whether it’s a five-bedroom house or a studio apartment! Ambient Lighting Ambient l…Read More

  3. In Town to Look at Properties?

    The Burnsville area is a great place to live and work. There’s plenty to see and do, and you’re not far from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. If you’re thinking about moving to the area, or you’re planning to open a business nearby, then you’ve likely scheduled a trip to look at potential properties. At Southern Lights, we’d love to meet you while you’re in town, and help…Read More

  4. What Are Your Biggest Lighting Needs?

    When you walk into a room, are you happy with the amount of light that it has, or is the first thing you notice how dark and dreary it is? Whatever the case may be, it’s always important to be aware of your home’s lighting needs and to adjust fixtures where necessary. If your living room seems to be oversaturated with light, or if your basement is so dark that it’s hard to walk around down t…Read More

  5. What’s The Difference Between Warm and Cool Light?

    If you’ve ever worked with an interior designer, you may have heard him or her say, “We need more warm light in this room,” or, “This room needs cooler light to truly function properly.” While you may have agreed with the statement, you may not have completely understand what the designer meant. At Southern Lights, we want our customers to find the perfect light fixtures for each room, b…Read More

  6. Looking at Lighting in a New House

    If you’re looking for a new house, you most likely have a list of things you want to find in each property. It needs to have a certain number of bedrooms, the kitchen has to be modern, and you want it to have a big yard. However, there is one aspect that cannot be forgotten – the lighting! No matter what size or type of house you’re looking at, it’s important to inspect the lighting and as…Read More

  7. 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

  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. 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

  10. Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

    Many modern homeowners are searching for ways to make their houses more energy efficient, and by doing everything from replacing old windows to adding more insulation, they’re able to cut down on their monthly utility costs. However, if their lighting has been neglected, they’ve missed a huge opportunity for reducing their monthly spending on electricity. At Southern Lights, we love helping pe…Read More