1. Getting Your Home Ready for Fall

    Fall is only a few days away, and at Southern Lights, we’re excited for a new season to begin. As a homeowner, you might be getting things ready around the house, such as adding new decor or rearranging some rooms. When it comes to lighting, it’s important to think about how you’ll be using each room during the fall, and whether or not you’ll need more or less light in certain places. As y…Read More

  2. The Best Light Bulbs for Every Application

    Your home can be filled with the most beautiful light fixtures, but if you don’t have the proper bulbs in each fixture, then you could be losing out on enjoying your lights to their fullest. At Southern Lights in Burnsville, we can help you find new fixtures for your house, as well as recommend the ideal bulbs for each light. Whether you’re reading, watching TV, or working on a project, it’s…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Understanding Recessed Lighting

    If certain rooms in your home have low ceilings, recessed lights can be a perfect choice. Instead of worrying about installing a hanging fixture or a semi-flush light, you can illuminate the room with recessed fixtures. Recessed lights can provide the light you need and maintain the clean line your ceiling creates. These fixtures are a great choice for those striving for more of a minimalist desig…Read More

  7. The Perfect Hallway Lighting

    The hallway, much like the closets in your home, can be forgotten about when it comes to lighting. You might not have a long hallway leading from your front door to your living room, or from your family room to the house’s bedrooms, but lighting each passage properly can be key to a home’s overall design and comfort. If the hall is too dark, people can have a hard time navigating it, and if it…Read More

  8. New Bathroom Fixtures for Your Master Bath

    When you purchased your home, one of the main selling points may have been the master bathroom. It was large, luxurious, and you could see yourself getting ready in the morning and relaxing in the evening with a nice, hot bath. Over the years, however, you may have thought a few times about changing or updating the bathroom light fixtures. Your tastes may have changed, or you may have seen a moder…Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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