I have arrived at the conclusion that bigger is only better in some circumstances.
- Starbucks drinks
- Storage units
- Bench press number
- French fry size
- 80’s hair
- TV Screen Size
- Wedding reception attendees
- A NFL lineman’s weight
After much more deliberation, I have concluded that bigger is NOT better in other circumstances.
- Classroom size
- Your credit card balance
- Bag of uneaten kale
- My Dress Size
- Hearing Aids
- A Zucchini
- Cell Phones (I’m thinking back to the early 2000’s.)
- Your final score in golf
- The store where you purchase LIGHTING for your home
There is a time and a place for utilizing the big box stores, and I found out in an instant that shopping for lighting for #thelaydenlegacy was not one of those times. Why? Shopping for lighting is personal. Very personal. Up close and personal. Lol. I read a quote (I love reading quotes btw) that said “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary”. Upon learning about the benefits of a Hygge-Lit environment (see previous post), it dawned on me (no pun intended) that I could be in the “right light” ALL of the time. In order to accomplish this, I knew I needed to work with a company who truly understood and cared about the benefits of healthy lighting. While this is the main reason that I chose to work with Hansen Lighting, I realized there were several other advantages to working with a company whose sole focus is promoting an overall increased quality of life through lighting. Be sure to read to the bottom of this post to enter an exciting giveaway!
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Personalized High Quality Service
Don’t get me wrong, I have encountered some highly qualified employees at big box stores, and I truly appreciate the advice that was provided to me. With that said, I have also had some experiences where I wasn’t able to the get the answers I was looking for. You know the feeling when you have a question about “lights” and the first worker who comes by says “well– I actually work in lawn and garden, but I can try to help you”. Don’t worry…it’s natural at that moment to lose a bit of your confidence…lol. Actually “Tom”, you can’t help me–because you have NO idea what I’m even asking– but I really appreciate the thought. Hours later, you’re actually in the lawn and garden section purchasing mulch. Been there. Done that.
With Hansen Lighting, I actually have been able to talk to a lighting professional on more than one occasion, specifically as I was selecting our exterior lighting. Jason, the owner of the company, is very passionate about lighting because he whole heartedly believes in the benefits of the products they are selling. An equivalent analogy would be if I owned my own make-up store, and you were talking to me about how designer lipstick just makes life better…haha. Scott’s still not sold on the idea that beauty products make HIS life better (I assure you they do…lol), but he has bought into the concept of healthy lighting. To be honest though, the reason I even mention Scott’s perception is because I believe it was our personal connection with Hansen Lighting that ultimately convinced him that healthy lighting was a must in #thelaydenlegacy. I’ve always said if people care about their work, then they are great at their job. If one thing is clear, the people at Hansen Lighting care about their product and their customers.
One Stop Lighting Shop
Although the big box stores that sell lighting may appeal to you at first because they claim to be a one stop shop for all your home improvement needs- when it comes down to it, they are actually not a one stop shop for ALL your lighting needs. This is what I’ve found to be really convenient while shopping at Hansen Lighting. They offer all of your lighting needs in one place whether it be led lights, exterior or interior lights, fans, and landscape lights to name a few. They make it super easy and convenient. I’m a very busy blogger and mother of three… I am at the point in my life where I just don’t have time to “shop around” anymore and thankfully with the kind of service and products that Hansen Lighting offers, there is really no need too.
Best of Both Worlds
I guess I need to clarify when I say that Hansen is a “small” company. By small, I mean they don’t have a brick and mortar store in every major city and nearby suburb. On the other end, they are not just a local community store either. In my opinion, they offer the “best of both worlds”. (Best of the both worlds is an overall concept I am obsessed with by the way – read The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks if you have chance). But when I say that Hansen offers the best of both worlds, I think they are a company large enough to offer an amazing selection and value, and small enough to offer personalized service and high quality. It’s a win and win situation.
Healthier Lighting for Happier Living
In case you are new here- it will not take you long to find out that I am slightly obsessed with healthy living (except when it involves eliminating carbs or sugar from my diet 100 percent of the time). Note: If I ever do become that person- I suggest you steer clear of my path. That carb free and sugar free version of Just Being Jessica is not a happy one. Lol. But in all seriousness…I am obsessed with healthier living because I think it directly relates to happier living. I expand on this whole concept in this post I wrote previously, but it doesn’t take a genius to relate the two concepts. Healthy = Happy
And now for SOME GREAT NEWS… Hansen Lighting has agreed to give all of my readers a 20 percent coupon code. You can go over to www.HansenLighting.com, create an account and use the coupon code: GET20 for an instant 20% off any item when you checkout. If you need any help or guidance, please feel free to give them at call at their physical locations in Orem, Utah at (801) 225-4459 or Sandy, Utah at (801) 562-8530 and their lighting experts would be happy to help. You can also email any questions you may have directly to Brooke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And now for the BEST NEWS… To give back and offer thanks to you all for following my journey home to #thelaydenlegacy, I have partnered with Hansen Lighting to give one lucky reader a gift certificate to receive a free lightning consult, as well as store credit to be used at their brick and mortar or online store for $250. To enter, head to my Instagram page @jessicalayden or @hansen_lighting. All the instruction to win are outlined there. It’s super easy to enter! I’m so excited to pay it forward and enable one of you to lead a happier and healthier life.
The Hansen Lighting Company has made it their mission to make America not only healthier but happier through the products they sell. I wholeheartedly agree with their purpose. Although this post was sponsored, all opinions are my own. I really hope you will come back soon to see all of our amazing lighting selections unfold!