Advantages of Smart Home Lighting

Advantages of Smart Home Lighting

​What is Smart Lighting? Lighting is one of the most impactful elements of interior design. Smart lighting helps you make sure it’s always working in your favor. Well-balanced lighting can transform the feeling of your home. The same layout, paint colors, and decor...
Advantages of Smart Home Lighting

Home Theatre Lighting Guide

When you think of a theater, most of the light is coming from the projector or TV. But lighting can make a big difference in the overall appearance and your enjoyment of your theater. Proper lighting reduces eye strain, which means you can make your movie night a...
Are LED Lights Safe?

Are LED Lights Safe?

As LED lights become the standard for energy efficient lighting, it is natural to wonder about their effects on our health. New technology often comes with conflicting information about benefits and drawbacks.  One of the most common concerns about LED lighting is...
Outdoor Patio Lighting Design Guide

Outdoor Patio Lighting Design Guide

Outdoor spaces offer opportunities to get outside and soak in fresh air and natural light. Whether your outdoor patio is part of a restaurant, office building, hospital, or other commercial space, the best outdoor lighting fixtures extend the enjoyment even after the...
What is Lighting Color Temperature?

What is Lighting Color Temperature?

Light bulbs might not be the first things that come to mind on the subject of color. Lights are either bright or dim, right? It turns out that brightness is only one measure of the illumination put out by various types of light bulb. Colors and temperatures work...
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...
Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century Modern

What is Mid-Century Modern Lighting? Mid-century modern is the trend that just keeps trending. Since its inception in the 1950s, mid-century design has found life in every decade. The combination of classic furnishings with modern materials and finishes keeps this...
Modern Lighting with Minimalist Lighting Styles

Modern Lighting with Minimalist Lighting Styles

Minimalist Lighting Clean lines, limited color and no clutter. That’s what it takes to achieve a minimalist design. If you’re heading this direction for an upcoming commercial space design, you need to make a bold statement with bare visuals.  Lighting plays a leading...
Joining Lighting Aesthetics & Function

Joining Lighting Aesthetics & Function

The 3 Lighting Types The right lighting design can not only heighten the style of your home, it also helps to create a welcoming environment and has a positive impact on the functionality of a space. With that in mind, it’s important to consider the different types of...
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...
Lighting Design 101: A Lesson in Layering with Light

Lighting Design 101: A Lesson in Layering with Light

The right lighting can create the perfect experience and ambiance, making your guests feel welcome in your home. Think of lighting as the unsung hero of your interior design plan – good lighting design is felt and not directly seen, it enhances the overall mood...
Light Bulb 101: Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Light Bulb 101: Energy Saving Light Bulbs

TCP has been on the cutting edge of energy efficient lighting for over 20 years. In our U.S.based manufacturing facility, we control every step of the production process — from designing and patenting innovative LED drivers to developing and assembling products to...
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