How to Clean Your Light Bulbs and Fixtures

Jul 03, 14 How to Clean Your Light Bulbs and Fixtures

Have you ever found yourself turning on an extra lamp in a once adequately bright room? That’s a sure sign of dusty and neglected light bulbs. While cleaning your light bulbs might not exactly be at the top of your priority list, doing so is an easy way to enhance your lighting without purchasing new bulbs. Cleaning your bulbs can make your room up to 20% brighter – that’s 20% more illumination for the same amount of energy. Since cleaning your fixtures as well will only further freshen up your home, here are some effective ways to tidy up your light bulbs, light fixtures, and lampshades.

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The Best Lighting for your Home Gym

Jun 27, 14 The Best Lighting for your Home Gym

Whether you began exercising indoors to escape the summer heat or you have a dedicated home gym year-round, working out in the comfort of your house can be a great way to get in shape.  Unfortunately, many interior spaces are not as accommodating for exercise as the room to the left, which can make the idea of working out at home less appealing. However, one way you can easily improve your indoor fitness experience without spending a fortune is by making some changes to your lighting. Below, we’ve compiled a few pointers.

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Five Lighting Ideas for a Well-Lit Pool

Jun 20, 14 Five Lighting Ideas for a Well-Lit Pool

With the Fourth of July only two weeks away, we’re well into the middle of summer. And you know what that means: if you haven’t already, it’s time to cool down at the pool. However, continuing the fun after the sun goes down requires a well-lit swimming pool. Though most home pools only have simple lighting installed for safety, pool lighting can also be a great way to amp up the ambiance of your backyard. Below are five ideas that will help you make the most of your pool lighting!

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How to Light Your Home for Aging Eyes

Jun 16, 14 How to Light Your Home for Aging Eyes

It’s a simple fact of life that as we get older, our bodies become weaker and our senses just aren’t as sharp as they used to be. One of those senses that begin to deteriorate over time is eyesight.  As we age, our eyes become more sensitive to the way they perceive and react to light. However, there are certain modifications to the lighting in your home to make sure your space is comfortable for those whose eyesight is beginning to worsen as an effect of aging.

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Tips for Planning an Expert Outdoor Lighting Design

Jun 13, 14 Tips for Planning an Expert Outdoor Lighting Design

Nothing can accent the unique features of your home or yard like a carefully planned outdoor lighting design. But how do you plan your lighting without knowing where (or how) to place your lights? While we’ve already introduced a few basic principles of outdoor lighting, we neglected to share what to consider when planning your layout and what lighting techniques are best in certain areas of your landscape. That’s why in this week’s blog, we offer these expert tips and more to help turn your shadowy landscape into a well-lit oasis.

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4th of July Lighting Ideas

Jun 10, 14 4th of July Lighting Ideas

Fourth of July represents many things from the celebration of our independence to the exciting fireworks displays everywhere from beaches to backyards.  These backyards are filled with friends, families and great food.  While it won’t compete with hot dogs or hamburgers, lighting will play a supporting role during many of these cookouts.  If you’re thinking about ways to help your yard or patio stand out, here are some 4th of July lighting ideas to consider.

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