Dorman’s Lighting Blog

Welcome to Dorman’s Lighting & Design Blog

Since 1941, we have been a premier source for lighting products in the Baltimore area. Please browse our site for inspiration for all of your lighting projects-whether you are looking for one item or designing an entire home. Our professionally trained staff is passionate about about helping you choose the best lights to fit your needs and budget. We offer lighting solutions for every room of your home, as well as outdoor lighting. Dorman’s also offers a wonderful selection of mirrors, accent furniture, artwork and lampshades! If you need our expert advice on your lighting and design needs, please call or stop by our store!

Pre-Season Fan Sale

Shop Dorman’s Lighting & Design during our Pre-Season Fan Sale! Take 10% off* your favorite fan in the store. Here are just a few of the wonderful fans to choose from. Discus II 44″ 5-Blade Ceiling Fan in White Finish with Integrated Light and Matte...

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How to Size Your Chandelier

The sparkle and dazzle of a well-placed chandelier defines and enhances the mood of any room. A chandelier that is too large can easily overpower a room and its inhabitants; one that is too small becomes insignificant and decreases the perceived value of the entire...

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See It. Touch It. Take It Home

Tired of haphazard internet shopping? Dorman’s Lighting & Design invites you to “See It. Touch It. And Take It Home”. No more guessing, broken items, or return shipping charges. At Dorman’s Lighting & Design you have the luxury of a trained...

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A Good Time for a Ceiling Fan

It’s a hot, sticky day and you emerge at home from your nicely air-conditioned car. The A/C at home has been on low efficiency – or turned off entirely – while you were at work. It will take a while to move the temperature down to a tolerable level, so in the meantime, you seek out the coolest room in your home. Wouldn’t this be a good time for a ceiling fan?

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5 Tips for Upgrading Your Bath Lighting

In 2015 people spent a record $300 billion on renovations in their homes, and it’s predicted that spending in 2016 will set yet another record.* One of the most in-demand renovations is for bathrooms, often including an upgrade to LED lighting fixtures, along with...

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Outdoor Lighting – Not Just For The Front Door Anymore

Outdoor lighting has expanded beyond the front door. Homeowners are now designing their lighting plans to expand their space, creating a balance between the inside and outside of their homes. Rather than seeing a dark wall through a window at night, homeowners are now...

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2016 Lighting Design Trends

Choosing new lighting fixtures for your home can be both fun and overwhelming at the same time. There are so many choices, from design decisions to the many bulb options.

The recent Lightovation lighting conference in Dallas highlighted some new trends for 2016, while validating the industry-wide trend to adopt LED lighting technology.

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LED Tape Lighting: Flexible and Cool

Lighting experts acknowledge that LED tape lighting is rapidly replacing traditional recessed undercabinet lighting, thanks to its ease of installation, warm color temperature and low profile. The most popular application for LED tape lighting is kitchen under cabinet...

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Desk Lamps for Back to School and Work

The kids are back at school and you’re back to the school year schedule. You’ve shopped for new school clothes, shoes, backpacks, lunch boxes and books. If you have a college student, you’ve moved them into their dorm, along with everything a student...

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Ceiling Fans – 5 Things to Know Before You Buy

A ceiling fan is more than an appliance – it’s a design statement. Most ceiling fans are located front and center in the home – dominating the scene in the living room, kitchen, bedroom or patio – so style is important. Think twice before you go online or down to the...

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