Lighting

How To – Compact Florescent Bulbs Quick Use Guide

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    Here are some tips to using CFL Bulbs in your home.
    Can I use a a CFL Bulb in Fixtures with Dimmer Switches?
    Yes you can. But you need to purchase CFL Bulbs that are specifically designed to be dimmed. Not all bulbs can be dimmed.
    Can I use a CFL Bulb in my lamp with a 3 Way Adjustment?
    Yes you can use standard CFL Bulbs in your 3way lamp and have one level of brightness on …

    How To – Choosing the right size Chandelier for your room

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      Each home is different and lighting choices are best made to accentuate the design and also provide functional lighting.

      Many people who shop for Chandeliers will pick a fixture that is either over sized for the room because it look attractive in a show room or they will pick one that requires supplemental lighting.

      This normally results in costly returns with restocking fees if your supplier will even accept a return on a special order item …

      How To – Design Ideas To Improve Dull Hallways

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        All Products : Winsome Wood Hall Table with 4 Drawers, BlackHallways are for getting from one room to another and we don’t spend most of our time there so they often go overlooked when you are designing your home’s Decor however because they may offer some of the largest available wall space there are ways to make use of them.
        Hallway Design Considerations
        The the most important thing when deciding to add style in your hallways it …

        How To – Low Voltage Exterior Lighting Options For The Holidays

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          The Fall season means you will be preparing for a number of coming holidays. With the holidays come visitors and you may want to decorate the exterior of your home to make it more inviting or you may just want to provide some extra light outside of your home so guests that arrive after dark won’t be tripping on the way to your door.

          The benefit of low voltage lighting is that you normally can …

          How To – Full Sized LED Light Bulbs Can They Replace Regular Bulbs?

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            As you probably know the standard incandescent light bulb that most of us grew up using has now been phased out by the EPA and most homes have started replacing their lighting with more efficient compact florescent bulbs.

            Unfortunately there are a number of drawbacks with compact florescent designs.

            The first problem most of us find is the ability to dim the bulb. Florescent bulbs can be dimmed but the cost of building a dimmable bulb …

            How To – Extending A Garage Light Circuit To Add A Garage Door Opener

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              This is a pretty specific HowTo that I hope will help some home owners that are faced with adding an outlet for their Garage Door Opener when a feed from the nearest closest outlet is obstructed.

              I came across this problem when a neighbor asked to borrow a pair of needle nosed pliers because he was having another neighbor add two outlets in his garage and they couldn’t get the twist on the wire tight …

              How To – Selecting Emergency Lighting And Flashlights

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                Search : Nu-Flare Ultrabright Compact 77R92L Luxeon Rebel 90 6W LED Police Flashlight - Zoom Focus, 2 x CR123A Cells, 210 Lumens for 5 hours, Bright/EfficientWhether you are trying to make it through a storm or find yourself on the side of the road there are times in all of our lives that we need some supplemental light.

                In situations where a large amount of light is needed for a long period of time such as …

                How To – Kitchen Under Cabinet Countertop Lighting

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                  When you are preparing food in your kitchen ambient light from ceiling fixtures is often obscured by upper cabinets. In this case you can find yourself cutting vegetables or doing other tasks in a shadow which can often be frustrating or dangerous.

                  Adding under cabinet lighting is a relatively easy process if you have access to electric but even if you don’t there are some lights that run off of battery voltage.

                  Most kitchens will have …

                  How To – Understanding Light Bulb Color Hues Vs Natural Light

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                    The color of Natural Sunlight is always best for your health not only does it provide a spectrum of light where it is easier to read and see things it can also effect your psychological wellness.

                    We have all come across this before after spending many hours at work or school in rooms that seem to be well lit you get outside on a bright sunny day and it feels refreshing. Your eyes begin to …

                    How To – Outdoor Holiday Lighting

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                      As the Holiday season approaches quickly most of us will want to decorate our homes with outdoor lighting. This HowTo will cover some of your options and some safety tips that will keep your holiday happy.

                      First and most important is that you always look for an outdoor UL rating on any outside light that you install. This is true for holiday lights or basic landscape lights. Testing by …