Four Tips for Cutting Bulb Glare

No one wants to deal with the unpleasant glare from bare light bulbs. Here are four options for reducing bulb glare in kitchen chandeliers.

Kitchen chandeliers are both trendy and classy. But how do you deal with the glare from bare bulbs? HGTV Favorite Matt Fox gives four clever options for reducing bulb glare in kitchen chandeliers.

1. Perhaps the least expensive fix is to replace all of the clear bulbs with frosted ones that soften the light. Use bulbs of the same wattage so there isn't any light lost, just glare.

2. Lower the wattage of the bulbs.

3. Another idea is to add a dimmer. This takes place at the switch for the light and is the best idea to cut glare when used with frosted bulbs.

4. Add miniature shades to a chandelier to reduce the glare and dress it up a bit. The featured shade's surface is made of a light-colored fabric so it softens and spreads the light out into the room, making it easier on the eyes.

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