Prevent Ice Dams by Switching Out Your Lights

Sep 29, 14 Prevent Ice Dams by Switching Out Your Lights

As we race through summer and into fall, it’s not a bad idea to prepare for the coming winter.  Last winter, many cities across the US saw substantial snowfall and freezing temperatures.  Doubtless, many of you also noticed the formation of ice dams on your roofs and in your rain gutters.  On their own, an ice dam isn’t damaging, but any degradation in your roof can lead to leaks and water damage inside your home.  It’s a shame since one way to prevent this is a simple replacement of your downlights.  Surprised?  Let’s take a look at ice dams and how your current lights might be the cause.

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Upgrade Your Car Lights for Maximum Safety

Sep 15, 14 Upgrade Your Car Lights for Maximum Safety

Every consumer car, truck, or van comes with lights pre-installed.  Without lights, night driving would be practically impossible and bad-weather traffic would be extremely dangerous.  The stock lighting kit that comes with your car is often incomplete, arriving with just enough lights to meet government specifications.  Yet lighting almost always takes a back seat to other things, your sound system for instance, when it comes time for upgrades.  But why upgrade lights if they haven’t burned out yet?  Well it’s more than just upgrading headlights.  A car with a full light kit includes additional lights such as fog lamps, driver lights, and parking lights.

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How to Take Advantage of Colored Lighting

Sep 12, 14 How to Take Advantage of Colored Lighting

Fall is upon us, and with the recent start of the NFL football season and the holidays right around the corner, there’s no shortage of events to decorate for in the upcoming months. What better way to set the mood for these occasions than with colored light bulbs? Even if you’re not a sports fanatic or you consider yourself a holiday grinch, colored lighting can be a great way to add some flair to everyday scenarios. Here are four ways anyone can take advantage of colored lighting.

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Lighting Solutions for Vaulted Ceilings

Sep 05, 14 Lighting Solutions for Vaulted Ceilings

Vaulted ceilings can create a striking look in any room, making spaces feel larger and more open. However, this all depends on the right lighting. Poorly lit, vaulted ceilings can easily create an oppressive shadow above you, instilling an eerie and uninviting atmosphere. Looking up at an arched ceiling, it may seem like your lighting options are limited. But you have a lot more choices than you may think. Using your fixtures the right way, you can take full advantage of this fantastic architectural feature and enjoy the ambiance your room is supposed to have.

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The 4 Best Places for Backlight Accents in Your Home

Sep 01, 14 The 4 Best Places for Backlight Accents in Your Home

The simplest way to show depth is by placing one object behind another object to show space between them.  When you place light behind an object, you gain depth and a combination of beautiful shadows with a warm glow that highlights the object for stunning displays or haunting beauty.  However, not every design uses – nor should use – the same lighting techniques and principles as every other.  So let’s take a look at 4 places to use backlighting that aren’t Instagram pictures.

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How to Update your Lighting on a Budget

Aug 29, 14 How to Update your Lighting on a Budget

It would be ideal if everyone could update their homes with high-end fixtures and LEDs, but what about options for those on a budget? Thanks to the popularity of Pinterest and resale stores, it’s easier than ever to find creative and inexpensive solutions for a plethora of design dilemmas, including changing your lighting. However, navigating through a sea of images and products without knowing what to look for can be stressful. These simple tips will help you touch up your household lighting without draining your bank account.

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