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Exterior Architectural Lighting

Exterior Architectural Lighting

Exterior Architectural Lighting Outdoor architectural LED lighting is what brings the “wow factor” to outdoor spaces. Outdoor garden and building lighting is used to draw the eye to certain features through light and shadow. This increases curb appeal, makes buildings...
Interior Architectural Lighting

Interior Architectural Lighting

Have you ever entered a space for the first time and felt instantly calm and comfortable? Or tense and anxious? It’s highly likely the space’s lighting influenced your initial reaction. Lighting brings warmth and emotion to architectural design and plays an important...
Color Bulbs for Every Season

Color Bulbs for Every Season

Decorating your home for a particular season or holiday is a great way to liven up the atmosphere within your space. Placing colorful crafts and decor items throughout your home certainly adds seasonal charm. But if you want to take your decorating to a whole new...
Residential Lighting Trends 2022

Residential Lighting Trends 2022

Every year, we eagerly anticipate the design and lighting industry’s list of top home lighting trends. So many external factors determine what makes the cut. Interior design trends, current social attitudes, and industry insider opinions all influence which home...
Home & Kitchen Lighting Fixtures

Home & Kitchen Lighting Fixtures

In your home, each room has its own unique personality, function, and purpose. Some spaces, like the kitchen, have become so multifunctional, their identity is now hard-to-define. The best way to describe a kitchen may be the age-old, yet still meaningful saying that...
Ceiling Lights & Light Bulbs – Changing Your Home

Ceiling Lights & Light Bulbs – Changing Your Home

How do you make a house feel like a home? One of the most effective ways to add ambiance to any space is lighting. Even if everything else about a room stays exactly the same, changing the lights can change the entire feel of the space. Create the feeling you want in...
TCP Continues to Be Green

TCP Continues to Be Green

As the leading LED manufacturer, TCP is committed to finding new ways to be eco-friendly. And while LED technology saves massive amounts of electricity every year, TCP believes there is always room for improvement. That’s why we continue to innovate, looking for the...
Natural Light & Low Blue Light Bulbs

Natural Light & Low Blue Light Bulbs

There’s plenty to look forward to as we head further into fall – holidays, family time, baking, cozy evenings and so much more. With all the reasons to love this time of year, why do some people simply wish we could skip winter and fast-forward to spring? For many...
Fall Lighting Tips & Tricks

Fall Lighting Tips & Tricks

As summer’s warm days gradually get cooler, and sunshine-filled evenings gradually get darker, this means only one thing—fall is on its way! This is the season so many of us love most. It’s that pumpkin spice time of year when your home fills with warmth and coziness...
Lighting Overlooked Areas in Your Home

Lighting Overlooked Areas in Your Home

When it comes to lighting your home, what rooms do you think of first? Most people focus their lighting efforts in living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms. And while it is always important to have great lighting in these rooms, there are other spaces in the home that...
Warm vs Cool Lighting in the Fall

Warm vs Cool Lighting in the Fall

As days get shorter and leaves begin to change color, you may find yourself wanting to make changes in your home decor to keep up with the fall season. Many people switch out drapes, blankets, and table settings to set the tone for autumn. But have you ever considered...
Outdoor Lighting – Dos & Don’ts

Outdoor Lighting – Dos & Don’ts

When done well, landscape lighting does more than just provide function and safety to your home. It also creates an atmosphere that increases the curb appeal of your home and makes entertaining outside feel special.   Outdoor lighting is more than just pointing lights...
Under Cabinet Lighting

Under Cabinet Lighting

Improve the functionality of your kitchen with extra task lighting. Under cabinet lighting provides extra illumination for the best possible cooking, baking, and late-night snacking experience.  What are under cabinet lights? Under cabinet lighting is installed...
Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Lights for Your Home

Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Lights for Your Home

Lighting is one of the most important elements of your home design because it is so effective at setting the tone for a space.  Lighting can make a room feel relaxed, energetic, airy, or romantic. On the other hand, home lighting mistakes can make a room feel dark,...
The Perfect Lights for Reading

The Perfect Lights for Reading

What is better than curling up with a great book? When you sit outside to read on a sunny day, your eyes have everything they need to stay healthy while you turn the pages of your latest read. But how do we bring that same healthy reading environment indoors for...
What is Lighting Color Temperature?

What is Lighting Color Temperature?

Light is light, right? Not exactly. Picking out the shape and size of a light bulb is only part of the job. You may not realize it, but light bulbs are produced in a wide range of color temperatures. The color temperature of light you choose can help set a certain...
It’s Filament February at TCP

It’s Filament February at TCP

Are you building a new home in 2020, or just refreshing some rooms for the new year and decade? Either way, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the full line of TCP’s filament products. Why, you ask? The products are energy efficient.  They use up to 85 percent...
The Light Bulb You Never Knew You Needed

The Light Bulb You Never Knew You Needed

Who says that light bulbs can’t be fun? For proof, you need look no further than TCP’s complete line of LED Shape Filament Lamps, or novelty lamps. These products combine the latest in LED Technology with the elegance of an exposed filament aesthetic. TCP offers them...
The Most Popular 2020 Home Lighting Trends

The Most Popular 2020 Home Lighting Trends

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to look ahead to the new year ahead of us. What will 2020 home lighting trends bring us? This year, we’ve seen a lot of lighting trends pop up and wear down. We saw a move away from cool colors and icier metals and a return to...
4 Simple Lighting Ideas for Apartments and Small Spaces

4 Simple Lighting Ideas for Apartments and Small Spaces

Small spaces and apartments come with their own set of challenges—strict landlords, low ceilings, or just a lack of surface area. Good lighting is one of the simplest ways to elevate a space, making your design feel more intentional and your room look more spacious....
The (Snap) Ins and Outs of Snap In LED Down Lights

The (Snap) Ins and Outs of Snap In LED Down Lights

Want the best of both worlds? Snap in LED downlights from TCP are ultra-thin and ultra easy to install. Their integrated construction and snap-in design means you no longer need to install a recessed can or a junction box. Simply lay out your new lighting plan, cut...
Brighten Your Mood: Refresh Your Bathroom Lighting Design

Brighten Your Mood: Refresh Your Bathroom Lighting Design

It is easy to forget the importance of bathroom lighting design. We pour our time and attention into more public spaces, like our living rooms and kitchens, but leave the bathroom feeling “blah.” We’re here to make a case for this often-forgotten room. It’s probably...
Energy Efficient Edison Bulbs

Energy Efficient Edison Bulbs

Traditional Edison bulbs work the same way as any incandescent light bulb. Their look, however, is distinct. In your average incandescent light bulb, the filament design is tightly and uniformly coiled. Edison style light bulbs are designed with loose and squiggly...
The Most Popular 2019 Home Lighting Trends

The Most Popular 2019 Home Lighting Trends

If you’re looking to make a New Year’s resolution with your interior design at home, lighting is a great place to start. Kitchen lighting trends in 2018 brought us familiar hanging pendants in muted tones. Dining room lighting trends saw cozy hygge and farmhouse style...
Vintage Lighting Style – Making It Your Own

Vintage Lighting Style – Making It Your Own

It’s more than just nostalgia. Modern vintage lighting captures the timeless spirit of style, taste, and design that provides a contrast to the simplicity of contemporary design.If you sell and install commercial lighting, here’s your chance to offer a solution that...
LED Architectural Lighting: A Practical Guide

LED Architectural Lighting: A Practical Guide

TCP has built a business meeting the demands of architectural lighting projects. While the term “Architectural Lighting” seems finite, it can apply to any type of lighting fixture that’s used in a building or architectural project of any sort. With this in mind, it’s...
Dimmable LED Flat Panel Lighting

Dimmable LED Flat Panel Lighting

“TCP offers a cost-effective, dimmable LED flat panel lighting system that decreases operating and energy costs, in schools, warehouses, offices and many other spaces. With dimmable LEDs, you have even more control over the performance of your lighting…” 3 Great...
Energy Efficient LED Lighting Solutions

Energy Efficient LED Lighting Solutions

Energy Efficient LED Lighting Solutions This summer the weather is great and you’re planning tons of fun get-togethers and trips, so get some needed funds in your pocket with one easy solution! Stop paying high electricity costs and switch to energy efficient lighting...
The Lighting Monsters of Halloween

The Lighting Monsters of Halloween

The Lighting Monsters of Halloween Do you know which lighting monsters are hiding in your closet or lurking in your hallway? Read the infographic below to learn about some of the Halloween monsters you may encounter this year: Download...
Preventing Lamp Failure

Preventing Lamp Failure

Know Your Fixture: Wattage Capabilities Many fixtures specify the maximum wattage for the light bulbs being installed. If a fixture has a 60W maximum wattage, that is the highest wattage that can be used safely in that fixture. Even installing a 75W light bulb could...
LED Anatomy

LED Anatomy

LED stands for light emitting diode – a solid-state lighting (SSL) device. It’s called solid-state lighting because unlike incandescent and fluorescent technology, there are no gases involved in LEDs. Instead, energy is passed through a semiconductor (usually a solid...
How to Light Your Man Cave on a Budget

How to Light Your Man Cave on a Budget

Man caves are a way to escape from life and enjoy the pastimes that make you light up inside. When you walk into a man cave you notice a few staples like sports memorabilia, a pool table, or a bar. Although a man cave may be a way to escape, it can also rack up quite...
3 Ways to Brighten Your Summer with LEDs

3 Ways to Brighten Your Summer with LEDs

Do you want to make your summer more enjoyable, but you’re not sure how? LED lighting can help! Using LED light bulbs can affect your body, mind, and soul. Discover what LED lighting can do for you with our tips for brightening your summer. #1 Use Yellow LED Lights to...
Summer Lighting Checklist

Summer Lighting Checklist

Summer Lighting Checklist Pretty up your patio and bring life to your entertaining spaces in time for summer. Barbecues, family gatherings, and fun outdoor activities are all waiting to happen, you just need the right lighting to brighten the way! Make sure your...
How To: Reading a Lighting Facts Label

How To: Reading a Lighting Facts Label

How To: Reading a Lighting Facts Label Stumped on how to read a lighting facts label? Worry no more – this “How-To” post will tell you everything you need to know about how to choose the right lighting for your home by using the lighting facts label...
A Lesson in Lighting Brightness

A Lesson in Lighting Brightness

Lighting Brightness: Lumens vs. Watts Lighting technology has evolved tremendously in the past 10 years. Prior to the introduction of energy efficient light bulbs, wattage was a common measurement used to determine brightness for incandescent light bulbs. Now that we...
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