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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Lighting Tips for Good Feng Shui

Aug 15, 14 Lighting Tips for Good Feng Shui

Many people think of Feng Shui as an ancient Chinese furniture rearrangement plan, but there’s much more to it than that. According to Feng Shui consultant Ann Bingley Fallops, Feng Shui is the art of how you are affected by your environment. Good Feng Shui makes you feel nourished, comfortable and secure in your space, allowing you to live a happier and more stress-free life. The benefits of Feng Shui include creating positive energy for your health and finances, attracting romance and healing troubled relationships, helping you get promoted and find a job you love, and (if you’re a woman) becoming pregnant and nurturing your child. So how does this ancient art relate to lighting?

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5 Non-Traditional Places to use Chandeliers

Aug 08, 14 5 Non-Traditional Places to use Chandeliers

Chandeliers have come a long way from their traditional dwellings in dining rooms and foyers. In the past, it was unusual to see chandeliers beyond the “power” positions of a home, such as at the entrance or over the dinner table. It also used to be uncommon to see chandeliers outside of an upscale home. But times have changed. Now, chandeliers are staking their claim in homes of all price ranges and in many types of rooms, adding elegance to common areas and intrigue to unexpected spaces. Although chandeliers are comfortable in many locations, here are five increasingly more popular places to use them.

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LED Task Lighting Tips

Aug 04, 14 LED Task Lighting Tips

Setting up the right task lighting can be maddening.  Whether you just need to eliminate shadows on your workbench, reduce eyestrain at your desk, or get just the right colors for an art studio, you’ll find different light and setting requirements for each situation.  This is the lighting we use for working on our passions and hobbies, but without proper lighting it’s easier to make mistakes and harder to see the fine details we want to put into our work.  Sometimes it’s the little things, like a minor flaw or a small improvement that can make a huge difference in how we feel about a finished task.  Here’s a quick guide to setting up LED task lighting so you can upgrade to a more cost-effective bulb without losing the quality you’re used to.

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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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