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Five Things To Know Before Buying LEDs

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Whether you care about saving energy or the environment (or you just like to be the most technologically savvy member of your group) you’ve taken an interest in LED light bulbs. At the very least, you’ve heard of them because of the EISA light bulb ban or have seen them advertised in your local department store. Regardless, you’re ready to try out your first LED bulb, and you want to make sure you get what you need. Continue Reading

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From Watts to Lumens: Choosing Lights Based on Brightness

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When incandescent light bulbs were the only options on the market, wattage (or power supply) was viewed as a measurement of a light’s strength, or brightness. However, the magic of LEDs and CFLs is that they can produce comparable levels of brightness while using very little power. This means that when choosing new, energy-efficient lights, wattage is no longer an accurate estimate of a bulb’s light output. To light your home the way you intend, you must stop thinking about watts and start thinking about lumens. Continue Reading

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Five Home Lighting Trends for 2015

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The New Year has officially begun, and you know what that means: New Year, New You. For some that entails getting a daring new haircut or a flashy new wardrobe, but for others it means making some much-needed improvements to their home. Unbeknownst to most, one way to make a big difference when updating the look of a space is changing the lighting. Lighting design can be much more creative than most people think, and this is more evident than ever when looking at the major home lighting trends experts forecast for 2015. Continue Reading