The decorations are up. The guest list is set. The party favors assembled. The food has been cooked or delivered—with reserves in the kitchen. You are ready to have a party. But wait, what about your party’s theme? We need to go beyond the superheroes and princesses, luaus and poker nights, and even that good ol’ standby, the All-American cookout to a theme guaranteed to be a “glowing” success. Let’s have a black light party, sure to fascinate adults and kids alike if you employ these brilliant tips.
You’ve decided that growing your own vegetables is the path for you, but knowing what’s going to be feasible can be a challenge. While we’ve previously written on some of the best plants for hydroponics, such a large starting list can be daunting. For this article, I’d like to address some of the easiest plants to start growing and which plants are not a good initial investment. With a springboard of starter crops, moving into more advanced plants or setting up a larger system will be much easier and far more cost-effective than struggling with a large-scale system right from the start. Continue Reading
The world of illumination waits for no one. In only a few short weeks we’ve seen a new LED light bulb from Cree, the Dallas Cowboys jumping on the LED bandwagon and another city incorporating LED street lights. LEDs have certainly been on the rise. Here’s a glimpse at the latest news going on in the lighting industry.
As LEDs are becoming exponentially more commonplace in homes and businesses, anyone late to this new wave of lighting may find themselves lost in the nuances of the contemporary lightbulb. LEDs can be as unassuming and simple as the bulb for your table lamp or as confounding as the installation of an LED T8 tube. Whatever your lighting situation may be, there are a few misconceptions that newcomers often assume apply to these low energy, wonder lights.
This week we’re gonna answer one of the most asked, yet elusive lighting questions in the industry: Why do certain lights operate on 120 volts versus 12 or 24 volts? And why does voltage even matter? It’s all about wattage, right? Not exactly. Lights operate on different voltages for specialized purposes, and in America, 120-volt, 12-volt, and 24-volt lighting systems are the most common. So what are the differences between them? Continue Reading