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About Coast Lighting

With almost 50 years of experience, Coast Lighting has established itself as a premiere one-stop lighting store for both consumers and trade professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Located in Redwood City, right along El Camino Real: an attractive building with a large 10,000 square feet showroom displaying more than 2000 products from over a hundred manufacturers, both domestic and international.

Their mission is to provide the homeowners as well as trade professionals with a one-stop center they can rely on for all their lighting needs. They work hard to ensure they provide their clients the best value always, and that they take good care of their clients before, during, and after, a sale. Their clients know that doing business with Coast Lighting means dealing with knowledgeable and helpful people, browsing through a deep and wide inventory of high quality products, and purchasing with the assurance of best value and excellent service  They also offer on-site consultations, custom fixture design and fabrication, lamp repair, and installation services.

Phone:  650-850-6220
Website:  www.coastlighting.com
Address:  2626 El Camino Real in Redwood City

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For the past 90 years, Hinkley Lighting has been creating lighting for the modern family that reflects evolving lifestyles, and brightens the simple pleasures of day-to-day moments. Hinkley Lighting has been creating lighting for the modern family that reflects evolving lifestyles, and brightens the simple pleasures of day-to-day moments. Hinkley understands the importance of lighting and its vital role in how you live in and enjoy every aspect of your home.

To enhance your home with lighting, follow these simple tips from Hinkley about sizing and hanging a home full of lighting fixtures:

1 Outdoor lanterns. If you are hanging one lantern, it should measure about one-third the height of your door, and if you are hanging two, they should measure about one-quarter the height of the door. The center of the light source should rest approximately 66-inches above the threshold.

2 3 Foyer or entry. When hanging a fixture in the foyer, the bottom of the fixture should be at least seven-feet from the floor. If there is a window above the door in a two-story foyer, center the fixture so it can be seen from the outside Sconces can be installed 60-inches from the floor and about six-to-eight-feet apart.

4 5 Bath and vanity. Fixtures above the vanity should be at least 24-inches-wide, and the center should be mounted 75-to-80-inches from the floor. Mini chandeliers add sparkle to a nook or high powder room ceilings. Sconces flanking the vanity allow light to be evenly distributed across your face and should be mounted at eye level, about 36-to-40-inches apart.

6. Dining chandelier. To size a fixture over a dining table, measure the length and width of the room or dining space, and add those figures together. The sum converted to inches will equal the right sized chandelier. The bottom of the chandelier should also sit approximately 32-to-34-inches above the tabletop.

7 Island pendants. A group of pendants is an ideal lighting solution for islands and breakfast bars, with smaller fixtures generally hung in odd numbered groups, and larger pendants in pairs. In general, pendants should be hung with the bottom of the fixture 28-to-34-inches about the tabletop.

8 9 10 Landscape lighting. Path and area lighting should be installed to enhance landscaping and to safely illuminate pathways. About six-feet between each light is a general guideline to follow. Uplighting creates soft focal points. Use a flashlight to test where you’d like the light to hit, then mount the fixtures accordingly.

11 12 Bedroom basics Overhead lighting such as central flush, semi-flush mount, or chandelier will allow for the general illumination of the room. Ambient lighting such as bedside sconces make for easy reading, but also bounce light off the walls.13 Mudroom.

Eight-foot or below ceilings are best fitted with a flush mount fixture, while nine-or-ten-foot ceilings are perfect for a semi-flush mount, which typically hangs less than 12-inches from the ceiling.

14 Laundry room. Overhead lighting provides the main lighting, while sconces on either side of a laundry tub or folding area act as decorative task lighting.

For more information about Hinkley products and much more, Coast Lighting is your local one-stop shop with the largest lighting products display in the Bay Area. They also offer on-site consultations, custom fixture design and fabrication, lamp repair, and installation services. They are able to help homeowners, contractors, and designers, alike understand the technical requirements for their projects. Their staff is extremely knowledgeable about the industry’s products and applications and will help you select the most appropriate of many solutions. For more information, you can visit them at 2626 El Camino Real in Redwood City, call them at 650-850-6220, or visit www.coastlighting.com.

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