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Do Yellow Bug Light Bulbs Work?

Yellow Bug Lights

Ah…summertime. Warm weather, pool parties, barbecues, and bugs. Lots and lots of bugs. Few things can turn a summer day into utter misery faster than a swarm of flying insects. Continue Reading

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What Are Vertical Gardens?

What Are Vertical Gardens

Sometimes there just isn’t enough floor space for all of the wonderful vegetables and flowers you want to grow.  It’s a problem so common that we devoted an entire post to it just a couple of weeks ago.  This week, I’d like to unpack one of those options to show you just how powerful a vertical garden can be.  Green walls, hydroponic high-rises, and new-age “hanging gardens” are a trend that’s picking up with a fervor not seen since the mythical Hanging Garden of Babylon. Continue Reading

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Tips to Achieve Great Hallway Lighting

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It’s the middle of the night and you’ve relaxed into a deep  night’s sleep. Then, annoyingly, the unthinkable happens. You have to go to the restroom. Not wanting to disturb the restful ambiance of your bedroom, you opt to skip the switch and head for the facilities in the dark. Halfway there you bump your foot in the dark hallway. Finally reaching the restroom, your toe is throbbing.  You’ve officially moved past annoyed and directly into quiet rage. So much for going back to sleep. Often an overlooked aspect in homes, there are several ways to use lighting to see, decorate, or open up the narrow space of your hallways. Let’s take a look at a few of your options.

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Illuminating a Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt

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Ask any child, anywhere: games are best played in the dark. So what better way to celebrate Easter than with a fun glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt? As an added bonus, by holding this event at night, you’ll free up your Sunday for relaxation and other festivities. While it’s not hard to organize an after-hours egg hunt, you do need to consider your lighting to keep kids safe and ensure objects remain visible. But illuminating your egg hunt doesn’t have to be all work! Continue Reading

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Lighting Tips to Spruce Up Your Front Porch

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Your front porch is the initial representation of your home; it is the entrance into your castle. But beyond being an entrance, your front porch can also serve as an area for lounging, or the place for your personal revelry. While the possibilities are endless, here are a few ways to create a porch visitors will fall in love with using a few lighting techniques.

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Which is Better, LED or Fluorescent T8 Bulbs?

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In the past few years, we’ve seen many light bulb phase-outs aimed at removing inefficient incandescent and fluorescent bulbs.  We’ve also seen companies rolling out newer, more efficient bulbs and lamps such as LED T8s.  Overall, the lighting industry and civilization itself are progressing toward lighting being as energy efficient as possible.  A true increase in efficiency, means decreasing energy losses without sacrificing current levels of lighting brilliance and utility.  After all, if it’s just about using less energy, we could dim all of our lights for the same effect.  Progress means that lumens, color, and usability increase or stay at their current level as energy and production costs decrease.  So how do T8 light bulbs stack up with the current forward motion?  Are LED T8s really any better than using your current fluorescent lamps? Continue Reading

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What are Ultraviolet Germicidal Lamps?

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You may as well call them cleaning lights, because ultraviolet germicidal lamps also called UV lamps, are primarily used in air, food and water purification. These thin lamps emit bursts of ultraviolet light that apprehend the growth of bacteria. Not only do germicidal lamps have the ability to kill bacteria, but they also inhibit the growth of some viruses and mold by preventing DNA duplication. Let’s take a closer look at these special lamps and their uses.

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Girl Scouts Dish CFLs with Cookies

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If you live in Arizona and have a hankering for Girl Scout cookies, you’re in luck—buying a box of your favorite cookies can help you save on your energy bill. The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona have partnered with the Tucson Electric Power Co. to promote energy-efficiency in the community. Continue Reading

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