Whether you’re planning a nursery or you already have your baby room set up, there’s a lot that goes into making this space comfortable for your child. You’ve already gotten the crib, a few cute stuffed animals and a baby changing station. Everything looks just right for the baby. However, along with these nursery essentials, it is important to consider how you want to maintain illumination in your baby’s room.
You may have seen this warning on our website before: “Ballast bypass installation required. To be installed by licensed electrician only.” While bypassing or removing, a ballast from the power circuit in order to install LED lamps is easy to do, it is also fairly easy to create a renovation nightmare. Therefore, please read the following warning carefully: “If a person is lacking the expertise to be able to install electrical equipment safely and correctly, it is strongly recommended that they request the services of a professional electrician before proceeding with their reconstruction.”
Accent lighting is a creative way to add visual appeal to your home. Of the many ways you can implement accent lighting, wall washing—or covering a wall in light—is a particularly interesting technique. Wall washing is used to make rooms feel larger while calling attention to artwork or architectural features. But though we’ve already discussed wall washing in previous articles, we have yet to introduce a similar, yet unique accent lighting technique: wall grazing. Let’s review the differences between the two. Continue Reading
In the light bulb section of home improvement stores across the globe, shoppers are facing a critical choice to be made: to retrofit or not to retrofit with LEDs? Retrofitting means to add new technology or features to older systems. In lighting, it refers to an upgrade from less efficient lighting to more efficient lighting, from incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, or metal halide lamps to the most efficient lamp: LED. The answer to this question depends on the lighting application and, in residential cases, the owner’s skills. Maintenance costs, long term efficiency goals, the age of your fixtures and their supporting systems all affect the choice you will make. Before you jump in and buy the first LED that looks nice, consider the following tips on LED retrofitting for commercial or residential spaces.
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