Lighting Ideas & Inspiration
Explore inspiring lighting ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.
The 5 Best Recessed Lights (2023 Review)
Recessed lighting fixtures (also known as can lights) save space by sitting flush with your ceiling, making your home feel less cluttered. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best recessed lights on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home.
The 5 Best Under-Cabinet Lights (2023 Review)
If the overhead lighting in your kitchen isn’t bright enough, consider adding under-cabinet lights. In this review, we take a look at the best under-cabinet lights on Amazon to help you find the perfect set.
The 5 Best Floor Lamps (2023 Review)
Floor lamps don’t only provide your home with additional light—they can also contribute to its look. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best floor lamps on Amazon.
How to Build a Modern Tripod Lamp
House One editor and This Old House DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares how to build a sleek three-legged lamp from stock parts and basic tools.
The 5 Best LED Lights (2023 Review)
LED lights can help you enhance your gaming or movie-watching setup, decorate your countertops, or just give any room in your home a new aesthetic. Here are our picks for the best LED lights on Amazon.
The 5 Best LED Strip Lights (2023 Review)
Strip lights can upgrade the look of any room or space. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best LED strip lights on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
5 Savvy Uses for Smart Lighting
Sure, you’ll never have to come home to a dark house again. But this technology is also helpful when it comes to home security, monitoring energy usage, and more
Everything to Know About Bathroom Chandeliers
Are you considering adding a chandelier to your bathroom? Bring glamour to your most personal space with one of these fabulous fixtures.
The 4 Best Outdoor Solar Lights (2023 Review)
Outdoor solar lights transform a dark yard into a bright one by converting energy from the sun into light. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the four best outdoor solar lights on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
The 5 Best Christmas Lights (2023 Review)
Christmas lights are versatile string lights that can brighten any area of your home. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best Christmas lights on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at local home centers and online retailers like Amazon.
14 Best Pergola Lighting Ideas
Entertain or just relax with these illuminating ideas for your pergola or other outdoor living space.
5 Garage Lighting Ideas (2023 Guide)
Whether you plan on using your garage as a working space for DIY projects or as a storage area, you’ll need it to be well-lit to navigate around the space. Keep reading for garage lighting ideas, products, and tips.
Building Breakthroughs: Smart Light Switches
TOH smart home tech expert Ross Trethewey teaches a new trade apprentice how retrofitting new smart lighting systems into old houses provides more user control, energy savings, and peace of mind.
Pro Lighting Tips | 2020 Idea House: Cottage on the Cape
Interior designer Denise Enright tells us what inspired her lighting selections throughout The TOH 2020 Idea House on the Cape.
10 DIY String Light Ideas
Nothing warms up a space like string lights. They add coziness, are painless to display, and are typically very affordable (you can often grab perfectly good options from the clearance section). Perhaps you’ve only utilized them during the holiday season, but they look just as pretty when hung up all year round
Velux Sun Tunnel Skylights
Learn how to "live lighter" with this cost-effective, energy-efficient, and simple-to-install skylight option from VELUX.
5 Creative Design Ideas for Outdoor Lighting
Achieve a magical look in your yard with these nightscaping suggestions
Ask This Old House Know-How: DIY Dimmers
Master Electrician Scott Caron demonstrates how to upgrade to a wireless dimming system to easily adjust lighting schemes throughout the home by remote control
How to Add Overhead Lighting to a Bedroom
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron adds dimmable overhead lighting to a dark bedroom
Articulating Library Lights
Use hardworking sconces to illuminate a reading nook, sink wall, fireplace mantel, or any other place you want to brighten in style
How to Add an Overhead Light
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install a chandelier in a dimly lit dining room
Ask Kevin: Tips on New Lightbulb Options
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor explains what to look for when choosing energy-efficient lightbulbs
How to Add Automatic Lighting to a Closet
Lighting expert Scott Caron shows a homeowner how to brighten up a dark closet and never have to flip on a light switch
How to Convert a Kerosene Lantern into a Lamp
Master electrician Scott Caron brings electricity to a lantern that used to be lit with kerosene
4 Outdoor Lighting Upgrades for Summer Entertaining
Brighten your outdoor space with lights and laughter
Front Porch Lights: From A to Z
More than just a beacon leading to the front door, exterior lighting helps define the look of a house. With planning and a bit of math, you can put your home's best face forward.
Kitchen Solutions: Layering Light
Considering a well planned lighting design to show off a kitchen and make it fully functional, with tips from kitchen designer Kathy Marshall and TOH host Kevin O'Connor
Demystifying LED Lightbulbs
If you have nagging questions about these energy-saving and long-lasting bulbs, we have the answers
How to Choose Recessed Lights
Electrician Charles Vargas explains light-bulb options for recessed fixtures.
All About Path Lighting
With a little knowledge and a little planning, you can lead family and friends safely to your door and cast your home in a whole new light
How to Make Mason Jar Patio Lights
These charming lanterns brighten an evening barbecue spread, and they're a cinch to make from supplies you can pick up at the home center.