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Stunning Holiday Light Displays From Around The World

Here at Elite Fixtures we’re obsessed with lights. Not just the kinds with shades you put in your living room, but all kinds of light displays. It’s hard to not notice all of the incredible Holiday displays around the world, and we wanted to share our favorites with you. Enjoy!

Pssst – make sure to make it to the end for a cute surprise ;-)

Hays Galleria, London, Holiday Light Display

Hays Galleria, London, Holiday Light Display – via Flickr

Christmas Tree Light Display In Marunouchi, Tokyo

Christmas Tree Light Display In Marunouchi, Tokyo – via Wikimedia

Market Square, Pittsburg, Holiday Tree Display

Market Square, Pittsburg, Holiday Tree Display – via Flickr

Disneyland Christmas Tree

Disneyland Christmas Tree – via Flickr

Main St, Disneyland, Holiday Light Display

Main St, Disneyland, Holiday Light Display – via Flickr

Osborne Family - Disneyland Holiday Ornaments and Light Display

Osborne Family – Disneyland Holiday Ornaments and Light Display – via Flickr

Disneyland Holiday Lights & Decorations

Disneyland Holiday Lights & Decorations – via Flickr

Hollywood Studios, Disneyland, Lights Display

Hollywood Studios, Disneyland, Lights Display – via Deviantart

Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA

Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA – via Flickr

Albero di Natale Milano Dicembre Holiday Tree

Albero di Natale Milano Dicembre Holiday Tree – via Wikimedia

Brampton, Ontario - City Hall Light Display

Brampton, Ontario – City Hall Light Display – via Flickr

Milan Piazza - Holiday Lights

Milan Piazza – Holiday Lights – via Flickr

Albert Square Manchester, UK - Holiday Lights

Albert Square Manchester, UK – Holiday Lights – via Geograph

A Private Residence In Marshall Michigan

A Private Residence In Marshall Michigan – Beautiful! – via Flickr

Rockefeller Center - New York City

Rockefeller Center – New York City – via Flickr

Rockefeller Center - New York City

Rockefeller Center – New York City – via Wikipedia

Rockefeller Center - New York City

Rockefeller Center – New York City – via Flickr

The White House, USA - Holiday Lights

The White House, USA – Holiday Lights – via Wikimedia

House Of Parliament, London - Christmas Tree Lights

House Of Parliament, London – Christmas Tree Lights – via Flickr

Notre Dame, Montreal - Holiday Lights

Notre Dame, Montreal – Holiday Lights – via Flickr

San Antonio, TX - Riverwalk - Stunning!

San Antonio, TX – Riverwalk – Stunning! – via Flickr

Trafalger Square, St Martin, Christmas Lights

Trafalger Square, St Martin, Christmas Lights – via Flickr

Lafayette Paris, Christmas Tree

Lafayette Paris, Christmas Tree – Gorgeous – via Flickr

Venezia Rome, Piazza - Holiday Lights

Venezia Rome, Piazza – Holiday Lights – via Flickr

A Santa Pug!

A Santa Pug! Not lights, but was so cute we had to include him :) – via Flickr

All photos used via Creative Commons license.

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Choosing the Proper Foyer Fixture

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It is imperative to have a properly lit foyer, as it is the first part of the home that guests see upon walking in. Choosing the proper foyer fixture is actually quite simple.

Fixture Height – In general, it is best to leave roughly 84″ from the bottom of the fixture to the floor. If your ceilings are below 84″, then try a flush-mount or recessed lighting fixture.

Fixture Width – In order to find a fixture with the proper width, simply add the length and width of the space the fixture is to occupy. For example, if your space was 12 feet wide and 10 feet long, the proper width for your fixture would be 22″ (12 + 10).

Style – Consider the overall style of both your home, and the entry. It should match any underlying themes of your decor and personal style.

Elitefixtures.com vs. Amazon

+++Amazon.com has become increasingly popular over the past few years and for good reason. ¬†They offer millions of products at competitive prices. However, when it comes to buying home decor products such as lighting or furniture, it’s best to go with a specialized retailer like Elitefixtures.com.
+++Chances are Amazon and Elitefixtures.com prices are exactly the same. However, in the instance you find something for less, we offer a 110% price match guarantee on any Amazon.com product in addition to free shipping! However, there are a couple of things to compare between Amazon and EliteFixtures.com. Amazon recently announced that they would be charging sales tax to certain states (19 so far and will continue to add more states) which can make the total much greater than an identical order placed on Elitefixtures.com (we only tax if the item is shipped to New Jersey).
+++For example, a $500 Amazon order placed from California, would be taxed at 7.5% (not including county rates) bringing the total to $537.50, rather than $500 from Elitefixtures.com. This is not including the daily sales and discounts we have every month, which could even further widen the gap in prices.
+++Most importantly, Amazon also charges restocking fees for returns, with the restocking fee on some items reaching 50%! Nearly 4% of our orders on Elitefixtures.com end up being returned for buyer’s remorse, a common issue when ordering home decor products online. Unlike Amazon, we do not charge restocking fees, so our customers can shop with confidence.

EliteFixtures Amazon
Offers 110% Price Match Yes No
Charges Sales Tax No* Yes**
Restocking Fees 0% Up to 50%

*EliteFixtures.com only charges sales tax for items shipped in New Jersey
**Amazon charges sales tax currently in 19 states and will be adding more states.