How to Make Spaces Feel Larger with Light

Oct 17, 14 How to Make Spaces Feel Larger with Light

Whether you live in a smaller apartment or a home with “petite” sized rooms, you understand the need to make the most of your space. Low ceilings and limited square footage can cause rooms to feel cramped and stuffy instead of open and inviting, making them hardly appealing to visitors, much less yourself. While unfortunately we can’t make your rooms physically larger, we can provide some lighting tips that will make them look and feel like they are. These simple strategies can add a little breathing room to your restricted spaces.

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Five Ideas for Festive Fall Lighting

Oct 10, 14 Five Ideas for Festive Fall Lighting

Some people get into the Halloween spirit by dressing up their homes in spooky lights and wicked decorations. Others prefer a home with a less haunting appeal. If you’re one of the latter and haven’t already, consider decorating with autumn-themed accessories this season. Items such as pumpkins, scarecrows, and orange lights represent fall itself more than Halloween, allowing you to keep them up for longer than you would typical October decorations. Moreover, you won’t be upsetting the younger kids on the block with ghoulish props. If you’re looking to express your festive spirit in a friendlier way, we recommend adorning your home with the following fall lighting décor this year.

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Does Color and Whiteness Rendering Really Matter? Research Supports Soraa’s LED Claims

Oct 08, 14 Does Color and Whiteness Rendering Really Matter? Research Supports Soraa’s LED Claims

Soraa, the LED lighting company who is best known for its line of high quality MR16 LED light bulbs, has concluded a research venture with Pennsylvania State University measuring the importance of color-rendering. As it turns out, efficacy isn’t the only spec worth looking at when choosing a new light source—the quality of the light should be considered as equally important. Test subjects in the study widely preferred the performance of Soraa LEDs over standard LEDs when illuminating colors and white objects.

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How to Minimize Glare and Eye Strain

Oct 03, 14 How to Minimize Glare and Eye Strain

When light is too direct or reflected too strongly off a surface, it can produce a brighter, more dazzling light called glare. In the home, glare most frequently occurs in task lighting fixtures such as desk and table lamps, but it can occur in general lighting as well. Glare is a primary cause of eye strain, which can be uncomfortable for your eyes and result in headaches, nausea, and other unpleasant symptoms. This is why it is important to reduce the amount you experience in your home. Below are some effective strategies for eliminating glare as cause for eye strain.

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A Bright Future for CFLs

Sep 26, 14 A Bright Future for CFLs

Once upon a time, people believed that compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) would replace traditional lights and become the future of energy-efficient household lighting. That was for the 10-20 years before LEDs hit the market. With LEDs providing over 25,000 hours of light on minimal energy, you may be wondering: what does the future hold for CFLs? Do CFLs still have a place in your home, or should you switch to LEDs before fluorescent lights meet the EISA chopping block as well?

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