Tricks of the Trade: Scale in Lighting Design

Giving any room in your home a quick and easy update can be as simple as changing out a light fixture. It is a great way to infuse your unique style into a space, make a statement or create a dramatic new focal point in a room. But there are some important things to remember, particularly when it comes to scale.

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Five Tips to Maintain Your Outdoor Lighting

Many homeowners neglect their outdoor light fixtures, but maintaining them is equally important as any other electrical appliance, indoors or out. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to maintain your outdoor lighting. Simply add a few simple tasks to your to-do list every now and then; they’ll go a long way toward ensuring your outdoor lighting lasts.

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Designer Spotlight: Stephanie Vostad with Kelly Construction

At Mahlander’s, we’re fortunate to work with many talented designers. While we get to see them regularly, most of our clients don’t … so it’s time to shine a little light on the interior design professionals we are grateful to count among our friends and customers.
Designers help bring clients’ visions to life in their new spaces, while keeping budget, aesthetics and function in mind. It’s no small task! Stephanie Vostad from Kelly Construction makes it seem effortless. And it is an absolute joy to have her visit our showroom! 

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Three Ways to Clean Your Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans are a great way to enhance both the style and function of nearly any room, but they can pose a challenge when it comes to cleaning. However, cleaning your ceiling fan regularly is important to preserve both its aesthetics and function. Besides being unsightly, letting dust and grime build up on your fan can lead to humming, wobbling and possibly even motor failure. Further, when large amounts of dust are on the blades and the fan is running, that dust and dirt spreads across the room – ew!

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New Faces: Meet Our Summer Interns

This summer, Mahlander’s is fortunate to have two talented young women on staff as interns in our lighting sales department. Mattie and Anna are both students at the South Dakota State University School of Design, and we are excited to have them aboard. We’d like to introduce you to both of them.

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LED Lighting: Several Long-Lasting Benefits

You’re likely familiar with light-emitting diode or LED technology; it’s become quite common in light fixtures, streetlights, commercial lighting, and replacement light bulbs. But did you know LED lighting provides several long-lasting benefits, including energy savings, less toll on the environment, and better light quality.

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Mahlander’s Appliance & Lighting: More than a Century of Service in the Sioux Falls Area

Mahlander’s rich history spans more than a century. Founded in 1906 by three local businessmen as Electric Construction Company, an electrical contractor supplying electricity to large area projects including dams, commercial buildings and manufacturing facilities, the company flourished.   As electricity made its way into the homes and businesses of the region, so did the company. With the advent of mass production of the

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