May 26, 14
For most people, the main motivation for making the transition from incandescent to LED light bulbs is the promise that they will save money on their electricity bill. But for some, the most important thing about LEDs is that they produce the same amount of light as incandescents while conserving valuable energy. Either way, when giving your home an LED lighting makeover, it can be easy to get carried away with the idea that LEDs use less power and may cause you to add more lights than you need. To keep you from defeating the purpose of installing LEDs in the first place, there are a few things you can do to make sure your upgrade stays energy-efficient.
With spring in full swing and summer quickly approaching, it’s time to break out everything you need for those backyard barbecues, pool parties, and other outdoor gatherings. But what’s a good get-together with family and friends without great lighting to take the party from day into night?
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May 19, 14
Let’s face it, we don’t all have the time or money to consult professional designers when we want to make aesthetic changes to our homes. But there’s no rule that say you can’t roll up your sleeves and do just as good a job. That being said, it’s always a smart idea to consult a professional electrician or designer when making complicated lighting adjustments that require a little bit of expert calculation and electrical re-configuring. However, you ultimately have the final say in what you want your lighting scheme to look like. Here are a few steps you yourself can take to turn your home into a well-lit sanctuary that you’ll be happy to come home to at the end of the day.
May 12, 14
Over the last couple of years, government regulations affecting standards of energy efficiency have started to have an impact on what type of light bulbs can continue to be manufactured. Having just completed the final phase-out of general service incandescent light bulbs between 40 and 100 watts in January of 2014, the EISA light bulb ban has left some wondering what they will do when banned incandescent bulbs finally disappear from the shelves. While there’s always the option of buying “rough service” incandescent bulbs (currently exempt from the light bulb ban) some of you may also be thinking about making the switch to an alternative, more efficient light bulb. If you are, you have three options: halogen, compact fluorescent, and LED (light emitting diode). Now that there are more options for replacing the bulbs in your table lamps and household light fixtures than ever before, the task can be a little daunting. In an effort to make your decision easier, this guide to your three replacement options weighs the pros and cons of each light source so you don’t have to.
May 05, 14
If I could choose only one word to describe pendant lighting, it would have to be “versatile.” Not only do pendant lights come in all shapes, colors, and styles to fit your particular design aesthetic, but they can be used to serve the three main lighting functions that you’ll find in well-lit homes: general, accent, and task lighting. You can use them just about anywhere, but below are five places where pendant lights will really shine in your home.