Lighting Guide

No space is complete without the perfect lighting, and Burke Décor can help you find exactly the right fixture for any space and any style. Our extensive collection of lighting options includes all the basics: sconces, chandeliers, pendants, and table lamps, as well as the more specialized, and harder to find, linear lights, plug-in sconces, task lamps and outdoor lighting. By working with the most in-demand designers in the industry, we are able to offer one of the largest selections of lighting available.
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Know Your Lights


Suspended from the ceiling, chandeliers direct their light upward. They refract light, a chandelier’s branches of glistening crystals, baubles, or beadwork elevate a space wherever they’re hung.

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Flush Mounts

This type of fixture is mounted directly to the ceiling and has a glass or plastic shade concealing the light bulb.

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Pendant mounts are fixtures that hang from the ceiling and are suspended. These types of lighting fixtures allow light to be directed straight down from the light source.

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Table Lamps

Table lamps are versatile and portable sources of light in a room. Most lamps direct light downward. The shape of the shade can also make your lighting more dramatic.

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Floor Lamps

Floor lamps have a freestanding design that  allows them to be placed anywhere within reach of an electrical outlet. They don’t require complicated installation, mounting, or wiring.

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Surface-mounted to the wall, sconces can direct light upwards or downwards, and their covers or shades can add a stylistic touch to a room. Sconces are available as corded plug in sconces or hardwired.

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Lanterns add outdoor ambiance and additional lighting settings for your porch or patio. Our assortment of candle lanterns, decorative metal lanterns, and votives make great path lighting for outside areas.

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Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor installations can make sure your outer home is always well-lit.. They can light up your patio space without sacrificing style.

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Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans combines lighting and be helpful for regulating a room’s temperature in both warm and cool seasons.

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Above a Kitchen Island
We recommend installing ceiling fixtures 30"-36" from the surface of your kitchen island. When installing multiple fixtures, the widest part of the fixtures should be spaced a minimum of 30" apart for optimal airflow, light spread, and visibility.
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Above a Dining Table
When hanging pendant lights or chandeliers over or dining table, it's common to position them so that the bottom of the pendant is approximately 30 to 36 inches (76 to 91 cm) above the surface of the island or table. This height allows for sufficient task lighting while preventing the pendant from obstructing the view or interfering with activities. The width of your fixture should be at least 6" narrower than the width of your table.
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Above a Round Table
Choose a fixture with a width measuring between 1/2 and 3/4 the diameter of around table. As with other surfaces, we recommend leaving approximately 30"- 36" between the bottom of your fixture and the top of your table.
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Entryway Lighting Fixture
We recommend at least 4 feet minimum away from each wall and 7 feet minimum from the bottom of the lighting fixture to the floor.
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Lighting for every room

Lighting can be the jewelry of your home, bold and sculptural, delicate and refined, or something that gleams and sparkles. Burke Décor has options to perfectly illuminate your style.

Browse the collection to discover how many ways you can give your space a whole new look with the right lighting.

Living Room

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Dining Room

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Rules for every room

The best-lit rooms have two to three different sources of light shining at different heights. While the perfect wattage for every room and fixture depends on your space and your taste, dimmers and lighting on multiple levels (ceiling lights, wall lights, and floor or table lamps) allow you to set the mood.  To ensure your lighting retains its aesthetic, opt for a decorative bulb anytime one is visible – we like a halogen lamp in a traditional, clear glass bulb if your fixture is meant to throw light and shadow, and mirrored or oversized bulbs can make an exposed bulb feel like a design choice.  Most fixtures come with specific recommendations and limits for lamping, be sure to follow them to make sure you don't damage your shades or wiring.

Several common mistakes include:
- using an incandescent bulb where a LED is specified. This can cause both paper and fabric shades to burn and stain, as will delicate natural stone like alabaster.
 - using a non dimmable bulb with either a wall or cord dimmer
 - using a wattage that is too high for the fixture.

Halogen lamps with a clear glass bulb are excellent at mimicking the light of an incandescent and also throw dramatic lights and shadow.  There are also LED options that mimic the artful filaments and unusual tints of vintage Edison bulbs. 

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