lighting

July 8

Home Depot Canada: Up to 64% Off Lanterns & Free Shipping

Posted by on July 8, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Home Depot Canada: Up to 64% Off Lanterns & Free Shipping

Home Depot is selling a selection of post top lights and wall mount lanterns for up to 64% off their original price.

I have always wanted to have my very own lantern. It probably stems from my childhood love of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series wherein the lamppost plays an integral role in Lucy finding her way home. I find lampposts whimsical, romantic, and stalwart. You do not find many lampposts in people’s yards these days, but I would have one if I had my own land. I might even have two. I was delighted to see that Home Depot is still selling tops for them.

The Iron Patina with Curved Glass Post Top Lantern is a rustic looking top that fits right into my storybook land of Lantern Waste with a lone light guiding a little girl back to the wardrobe from whence she came. The top is also inexpensive for anyone wanting to get into the lamppost business: originally $72.94, the top is now on sale for $39.99. You can buy the same Curved Glass Post Top Lantern in Pine Green instead of black for $39.99 as well, originally $72.94.

This next lamppost top has a bit more charm and will have all the local squirrels chattering with jealousy. The Acorn Glass Post Top Light in Rust Patina has a whimsical fantasy all its own. Originally $187, the top is now on sale for $81.28.  I love the thick bubble glass used for the Acorn post top, as it looks more durable than the two tops above.

If you are lacking a post, you can always mount a lantern outside your house on the wall. This Clear and Tea Glass Wall Lantern – Small has a modern Asian inspired appearance. The simple black frame and clear glass panels will match with almost any home. Originally $145, the lamp is on sale for $52.08.

Lastly, this Bronzed Crowned Wall Light – Medium looks an awful lot like an acorn itself and certainly has that old world charm. I think the acorn lamppost top and this acorn wall light would look lovely together. Originally $207, this wall light is now on sale for $77.40.

All these products qualify for free shipping from Home Depot Canada, which is a nice bonus on top of their sale prices. I know that we rarely think of lighting during the summer, but these would make lovely lights for the coming fall.

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November 10

Buytopia Canada: 4 LED Lightbulbs For $22

Posted by on November 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Buytopia Canada: 4 LED Lightbulbs For $22

Are you still lighting your house with Compact Fluorescent bulbs? What are you, a cave man? Get out of the stone age with a set of four LED bulbs from Buytopia!

Doesn’t it seem weird that a few years ago, everyone was losing their minds about incandescent bulbs being evil? We all had to move to compact fluorescent bulbs and then everyone realized that they stink. They hold their color for about a week, some take time to warm up, they have mercury in them and they cost more. You might say that costing more is fine because they last longer. They do last longer, unless they break early, which they seem to do a lot. Meanwhile, the Centennial Light has been burning for 110 years and has almost never been turned off. It’s planned obsolescence and it’s ridiculous.

Now we’re all moving to a new bulb whose use, I’m sure, will be mandated by the government at some point. However, this bulb is actually worth the money. Maybe not the $15+ per bulb we see now, but as they come down in price (or go on sale like they are right now at Buytopia) they will be a bit more worth it. Why are these worth it, but CFLs aren’t? Well, CFLs were never intrinsically better. The technology is based on those long fluorescent bulbs that they use in offices. They are full of dangerous chemicals, the ballasts break and are expensive, and they contain mercury. LEDs, on the other hand, use less power, last longer and don’t really break that often. The dash lights in your car, your phone or your TV remote are all probably LEDs. When was the last time you blew an LED in your TV remote?

The problem is the cost. Check out LED light bulbs at Lowe’s or Home Depot. These bulbs at Buytopia are only $22 for four. That’s $5.50 each. They retail for $79. You’re saving $57.

Shipping is $4.99.

(Image Credit: Larry Jacobsen)

(Expires: 12th November 2013, 1:00PM ET)

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April 30

Chapters Canada: 70% Off Retro Task Lamps – Now $30

Posted by on April 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Chapters Canada: 70% Off Retro Task Lamps   Now $30

I have been looking for a new desk lamp for awhile that wouldn’t cost me a fortune and I found this. Right now Chapters Canada has 70% off this Retro Task Lamp in either black or white. Originally $99.50, the lamp is on sale for $30.

I bought this lamp for $45, sigh. But one never knows how quickly lamps are going to sell out at Chapters!

Both colours are still in stock online. The size is 12” L x 18” W x 22” H. There aren’t any reviews yet – but the lamp ranks 4/5 stars with several ratings. I own the lamp in white and it is a good solid lamp, and larger than I had expected. I expect it to last pretty much forever – I can’t see what could possibly ruin this lamp unless the electrical shorted in it or something. It is hefty! The only thing I don’t like about it is that the on/off switch is on the cord not the base or the head itself. It is so annoying to find the switch on the cord – I want my cords hidden!

I am tempted to buy a second lamp at this price so I can have a matching set!

This item is NOT eligible for free shipping because it is pretty heavy – but it is eligible for free shipping to your local store which is what I did. It just means you need to pick it up at your local Chapters when it comes in, that is all!

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January 20

Home Depot Canada: Huge Lighting Sale Up To 60% Off

Posted by on January 20, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Home Depot Canada: Huge Lighting Sale Up To 60% Off

Home Depot Canada has a really great sale on right now both online and in stores.  Save up to 60% off beautiful lighting fixtures.

This sale states up to 40% off, but there are a ton of lighting fixtures specifically online that are 60% off the regular prices. Changing out the lighting fixtures in your home is a great way to update your home without spending a lot of money.

Here is a look at some of the awesome deals online:

  • Progress Lighting Fixture was $103.46/ now $41.22 (save 60%) (# 785247325818)
  • Colonial silver 2 light wall bracket was $160.10/ now $64.04 (save 60%)(#785247300822)
  • Aged Pewter 1 light wall bracket was $70.10/ now $28.04 (save 60%) (#785247158522)

The cost of shipping will depend of what and how much you buy, but they offer free returns which is a bonus.  All items will most likely be delivered withing a week which is also a nice little bonus.

Make sure to check the fine print if you are shopping in stores for this sale because most of the items (or at least the ones that have the greatest discounts) are available online only.

(Expiry: 23rd January 2013)

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January 13

Chapters Canada: Retro Task Lamp Now $45 (Was $99.50)

Posted by on January 13, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Chapters Canada: Retro Task Lamp Now $45 (Was $99.50)

I’ve been looking for a new desk lamp for a while that wouldn’t cost me a fortune and that still looked stylish. Right now Chapters Canada has 50% off this Retro Task Lamp in either black or White. Originally $99.50 the lamp is on sale for $50.

If you use the $5 off $30 Chapters coupon code on the forum then you can get the lamp for only $45.

Both colours are still in stock online. The size is 12” L x 18” W x 22” H. There aren’t any reviews yet – so that is pretty much all the info I can tell you. I think it is a decent looking lamp and my only issue is it looks like (am not sure) that the on/off switch is on the cord not the base or the head itself. I really hate when they put the switch on the cord – so annoying. I like my cords hidden. But I seriously need a desk lamp. Even with a well lit keyboard it is not healthy to be sitting in a poorly lit room doing hours of computer work.

Free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

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September 18

Chapters Canada: 65% Off Opal Glass Mini Lamp Was $60 | Now $21

Posted by on September 18, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Chapters Canada: 65% Off Opal Glass Mini Lamp Was $60 | Now $21

Chapters Canada is offering 65% off Opal Glass Mini Lamps. They were $60, and are on sale for $21.

I found this deal because I am on the lookout for both a desk lamp and a new bedside lamp. Our bedside lamp has some serious issues, I think that the screw may be stripped because the arm is at rather an angle to the base and I can’t seem to tighten it. I prefer small lamps rather than large lamps so I was thinking this lamp might be a good idea.

Chapters is a bit contradictory in it’s size though. In the description it is said to be 5.4″diam. x 15″h., but in the Details tab the dimensions given are 7″ L x 7″ W x 18″ H. Quite a different in size, but still within a good hight for my purposes.

Out of 24 ratings it has gained 4/5 stars.

If buying more than one be sure to use the Chapters coupon SEPT2012 to save $5 on purchases of $30 or more.  Chapters offers free shipping on all orders over $25.

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