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1. Bathroom Vanity Lighting Basics
Bathroom Vanity Lighting Basics
Lighting in the bathroom plays a very important role in the daily activities of our daily routines. Brushing our teeth, washing our face and combing our hair are all tasks that require the use of a good task
Home & Garden - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:53:31
2. Ceiling Fan Placement Basics
Ceiling Fan Placement Basics
If you're planning on installing a ceiling fan anywhere in your home then you need to read this article first. While installing any light fixture can be difficult enough, installing a ceiling fan in the right location can be an even tougher decision. Airflow, height restrictions and light kit pla...
Home & Garden - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:42:06
3. 5 Ideas for a Master Bedroom Tray Ceiling
5 Ideas for a Master Bedroom Tray Ceiling
Many people don't think about decorating their ceiling, but it is one place where you can obtain show-stopping effects! Regardless of whether you have a beautiful lighting fixture (or not), your ceiling should reflect elegance and style. Here are 5 ways anyone can perk up a plain white ceiling to...
Home & Garden - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:52:31
4. Sophisticated Kitchen Island Lighting Options
Sophisticated Kitchen Island Lighting Options
Make your kitchen island the center of attention with sophisticated kitchen island lights. Kitchen islands are the center of activity in most homes: easy spots to gather, eat breakfast or prepare food. Lighting your kitchen up by adding the right kitchen island lights is easy. Take your pick from...
Home & Garden - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:43:18
5. Create an Exotic Outdoor Look With Faux Lanterns
Hanging lanterns are a beautiful addition to any outdoor setting. These exotic-looking lighting fixtures are a lovely way to light up a patio after dark, and they add a touch of romance to any garden even when not lit. When you're looking for a hanging lantern, there are two ways you can go. The...
arts-and-design - Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:58:25
6. Natural Lighting Basics
Lighting fixtures and other electrically charged equipment costs money every time you flip the switch. That's why natural lighting plays such an important role in any room design. Without a good source of natural light, rooms can feel industrial and office like, lacking in style and taste. Use na...
arts-and-design - Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:32:33
7. How to Hang a Florescent Ballast
Hanging a florescent light fixture can be a great way to get the most out of your ambient lighting needs. From kitchens to baths and every room in between, florescent lighting serves to provide a bright and white source of light and all at a fraction of the cost of a conventional incandescent lig...
home-and-garden - Mon, 15 Aug 2011 19:23:41
8. Lighting Style Comparisons
When installing any lighting fixtures into your home, it's a good idea to compare similar designs and models with each type so you know apples from oranges. Use this guide to lighting styles and contrast and compare styles for yourself.
home-and-garden - Fri, 12 Aug 2011 20:40:08
9. Electrical Wiring 101
Electrical wiring can be one of those home improvement jobs and DIY projects that doesn't get performed by a lot of homeowners. This is probably because of the fact that electricity is so dangerous. But by respecting electricity and taking the basic safety precautions you can easily do your own b...
home-and-garden - Wed, 10 Aug 2011 23:46:17
10. Task Lighting 101
Get the most out of your lighting fixtures in the basement, bathroom, bedroom, kitchen-any room that needs a good and reliable source of light to do daily tasks. From chopping vegetables, to reading a book to brushing your teeth, task lighting plays the ultimate role of lighting in our daily live...
home-and-garden - Fri, 05 Aug 2011 17:21:24
11. Nightlights that Will Lighten Your Heart
Nightlights are typically used after everyone has gone to bed, and when only a small amount of light is needed to guide you to where you need to go. After all, larger lighting fixtures usually light an entire room, which is much too bright for waking from a deep slumber. Take heed of these unique...
home-and-garden - Sat, 21 Apr 2012 00:39:53
12. All About Sustainable Lighting
By now, you've probably heard about sustainable interior design. However, you may not have heard about sustainable lighting. Does sustainable lighting even exist? What types of light fixtures are used for sustainable lighting? Here's the low down on this environmentally friendly option for lighti...
home-and-garden - Sat, 14 Apr 2012 18:03:18
13. Baroque Style Light Fixtures
Baroque is a style that occurred hundreds of years ago. With that in mind, fashion and design recycles itself and looks that were once "out" will almost always come back into style. Baroque is just one of many different styles that has come back into trend in recent months and will continue to gr...
home-and-garden - Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:53:18
14. What is Organic Lighting?
A plethora of light fixtures and lighting trends exist in the world today and with so many options, it's no surprise that chances are, there's a trend or a particular light fixture to suit everyone. With that in mind, many people are looking for more eco-friendly options for lighting their homes....
home-and-garden - Thu, 05 Apr 2012 23:25:39
15. Pros and Cons of Chandelettes
With so many different light fixtures out there, it can be difficult finding the right one for your space. If you're considering a chandelier or a chandelette, you'll likely want to know what the various pros and cons of the light fixture is before you make your final decision. Here's the low dow...
home-and-garden - Tue, 03 Apr 2012 00:08:07
16. Wall Sconces: What to Look For
A number of different light fixtures are coming back into popularity including track lights and wall sconces. With so much information out there and so many different styles and sizes and options, how do you know exactly what you should be looking for? Here's a guide to wall sconces and what to l...
home-and-garden - Thu, 29 Mar 2012 19:06:51
17. Wall Sconces in Kitchen Spaces
When you're lighting a kitchen space, it's important to have plenty of ample lighting. In the kitchen you do a number of tasks from preparing food to helping children with homework. This translates into having plenty of different light fixtures to accommodate a number of different tasks. Wall sco...
arts-and-design - Thu, 08 Mar 2012 21:00:52
18. Should You Use Pendants or Mini Pendants in the Kitchen
Kitchen lighting needs vary from family to family. This translates into a number of different light fixtures being used in a kitchen space. Of course, with that in mind, there are a number of different light fixtures as well as variations of each of these fixtures. In a kitchen space, it can be d...
arts-and-design - Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:22:30
19. All About Contemporary Light Fixtures and What to Look For
The term 'contemporary' can be quite confusing for many people. Many people assume that 'modern' and 'contemporary' are two different styles and in fact they are, but at the same time, they aren't. Contemporary is a term that refers to the modern or current style of today. However, modern is also...
arts-and-design - Thu, 01 Mar 2012 21:31:06
20. All About Island Lights
If you've got a kitchen island, then you're probably wondering how it should be lit. Proper lighting is a necessity for kitchen spaces, but everyone has different ideas on how to achieve it. Furthermore, there is no "one size fits all" for light fixtures in a kitchen space. Here are a few tips an...
arts-and-design - Thu, 01 Mar 2012 20:37:43
21. Crystal Embellished Pendant Lights
In 2012, luxury is key and nothing seems to be more luxurious than adding elements such as crystal into a space. Crystal embellished light fixtures, particularly pendant lights, are among one of the many light fixture trends expected to rise in popularity this year. Here's the low down on crystal...
arts-and-design - Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:15:56
22. All About Beaded Chandeliers
Chandeliers are one of the hottest light fixture trends out there. People are finding ways to incorporate chandeliers of just about any style into just about any space: kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms and even inside large or small walk-in closets. Beaded chandeliers are what's known ...
arts-and-design - Tue, 14 Feb 2012 00:56:21
23. How to Choose the Right Chandelier
Knowing what style you're most drawn to is only half the battle. In fact, even just knowing how your space is decorated or what style you've already used can make it seem as though finding the right light fixture will be easy. Unfortunately, this typically isn't the case. Even if you know the rig...
home-and-garden - Thu, 09 Feb 2012 21:22:41
24. The Importance of Task Lighting for Bathrooms
When you're lighting any space in your home, whether it's a kitchen, a bathroom, a living room or a bedroom, you absolutely need to install some type of task lighting. With bathroom lighting, task lighting is especially important because it reduces shadowing, making makeup application, shaving an...
home-and-garden - Wed, 08 Feb 2012 20:57:19
25. How To Guides: Bathroom Lighting Installation
When it comes to the bathroom, lighting can be a bit tricky. You absolutely must purchase light fixtures that are UL wet listed to ensure that they won't become damaged, malfunction or worse, cause a fire, when exposed to humidity that occurs in the bathroom. That being said, it can be difficult ...
home-and-garden - Mon, 16 Jan 2012 21:59:52
26. Environmental Issues Regarding Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
When it comes to lighting and light fixtures, most of us don't think about any environmental impacts that may occur. We assume that "energy efficient" or "eco friendly" (because it uses less energy) automatically translate into "less waste" or "better for the environment." While this is nice, wis...
home-and-garden - Wed, 11 Jan 2012 20:39:08
27. How To Guides: Choosing a Ceiling Fan
The ceiling fan is a perfect choice for any room. It can help reduce cooling bills in the summer, and help lower heating bills in the winter thanks to reversing the direction in which the fan spins. (If you're curious, clockwise in the winter helps keep warm air down and counter-clockwise is best...
home-and-garden - Mon, 09 Jan 2012 19:07:34
28. Energy Efficient Lighting Schemes for the Home
When it comes to lighting the home, many people want to get the task done without spending a lot of time or money on the task. That often leads to the purchase of cheap light fixtures, cheap light bulbs and can end up costing hundreds of money in electricity costs in the long run. Fortunately, th...
home-and-garden - Thu, 05 Jan 2012 19:02:39
29. Pros and Cons of Sodium Bulbs
Sodium bulbs are just one of a number of different types of bulbs that can be used in various light fixtures in your home. As with any new light bulb, it is important to weigh the pros and cons of purchasing sodium bulbs. This includes whether they are compatible with your existing light fixtures...
home-and-garden - Wed, 04 Jan 2012 18:11:59
30. Pros and Cons of Custom Made Light Fixtures
When decorating your home, you can have the most beautiful home decor and it will be absolutely wasted without proper lighting. However, so many light fixtures today are mass produced and can lead many people to feel as if they're not getting anything unique or special. Some people may consider i...
home-and-garden - Thu, 29 Dec 2011 19:52:47
31. Wall Sconces: What Height Should They Be Installed At?
Wall sconces have been returning to the scene in recent years! That's right, these light fixtures aren't a new concept. In fact, like many items, they've waxed and waned in popularity over the years. That being said, if you're considering installing wall sconces in your space, your'e probably won...
home-and-garden - Wed, 21 Dec 2011 18:39:17
32. Choosing Light for Reading
A plethora of light fixtures exist in the world, from under cabinet lights to ceiling fixtures, wall sconces to pendant lights and just about everything in between. With so many different fixtures out there, it can be difficult trying to find a light for a specific task. Reading is no exception! ...
home-and-garden - Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:37:50
33. The Best Way to Light a Bathroom
The bathroom can be a difficult room to choose light fixtures for. Not only do have to make sure that any fixtures you choose are UL wet or damp listed, you've also got to find light fixtures that properly light the space without being overwhelming. After all, the bathroom is an important space. ...
arts-and-design - Thu, 10 Nov 2011 22:48:53
34. History of Christmas Lighting
When you think of Christmas, you probably think of many things: Christmas shopping, spending time with family, Gingerbread cookies and the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree. You probably don't think "light fixtures" when you hear the word, Christmas. However, lighting is a big part of the hol...
arts-and-design - Wed, 09 Nov 2011 20:22:09
35. Lighting for Rustic Home Decor
Often the most difficult part of decorating a home is finding the right light fixtures to suit the particular style of interior design you've chosen. In a world where the vast majority of the light fixtures are contemporary, modern or traditional, it can be difficult to find variations to suit di...
arts-and-design - Thu, 03 Nov 2011 19:45:24
36. Home Lighting Ideas: Chandeliers
It used to be that you only saw chandeliers in formal dining rooms. Today, these light fixtures are being placed in every room of the home from the bedroom to the bathroom, the kitchen and even closets. This boom in popularity has lead to a number of different sizes, shapes, styles and finishes f...
arts-and-design - Thu, 03 Nov 2011 00:14:42
37. Glossary of Outdoor Light Fixtures
Outdoor lights are extremely beneficial to a home's exterior. They create the look of a warm, inviting atmosphere. They also provide safety and security during the late hours of the night. However, outside of that light fixture next to the door or the flood lights over the garage, few people know...
home-and-garden - Thu, 27 Oct 2011 19:52:49
38. Popular Styles of Light Fixtures
When it comes to different interior design styles, there are potentially thousands of different types. Few people realize that this also extends to other parts of design, including light fixtures. There are thousands upon thousands of different styles of light fixtures and there are also many dif...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Oct 2011 22:33:45
39. Types of Track Lights
Most people assume that track lights are simple, straight-forward light fixtures but the truth is, they're surprisingly complex. There are a number of different sizes, shapes and styles of track lights available. Not to mention there are also several different types of track lights. This guide wi...
arts-and-design - Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:00:24
40. Trendy Bedroom Light Fixtures
It's not uncommon for the bedroom to be the last room that people decorate. Unfortunately, even when decorating, many people forget to incorporate an adequate number of light fixtures into the space. It can be difficult choosing the right accessories and decor items for the bedroom, especially wh...
arts-and-design - Thu, 13 Oct 2011 17:50:17
41. Kitchen Lighting Schemes: Tips and Tricks
In a kitchen, the right lighting is crucial. It's not unusual for people to use a single light fixture centered on the ceiling to light the entire room. However, this typically leads to inadequate and poor lighting. When planning a light scheme for a kitchen, be sure to take these professional ti...
home-and-garden - Wed, 12 Oct 2011 18:14:50
42. Desk Lighting Tips and Techniques
Your desk is an important part of what you do. From working at the office to your kids doing their homework, a desk space is an important part of your life. Whether you have a home office, a kid's desk or just a space where you do the taxes, it's important to have that space lit correctly with th...
arts-and-design - Thu, 06 Oct 2011 18:05:45
43. Chandeliers: From Traditional to Modern
The chandelier: there is nothing simple about this light fixture. We have been immersed with the idea that only aristocratic people in massive houses can pull off a chandelier. However, if you look at the history of this enigmatic piece of lighting, you will see that its roots are not as glamorou...
home-and-garden - Wed, 05 Oct 2011 21:11:09
44. 2012 Lighting Trends: Chandelettes
Chandeliers have recently grown in popularity and people are finding them in unexpected rooms: the bathroom, a walk-in closet, a bedroom or a home office. However, many people are unaware that these designers are using two different types of light fixtures: chandeliers and chandelettes. Chandelet...
home-and-garden - Thu, 29 Sep 2011 17:42:05
45. Lighting Ideas for Toddlers Rooms
Decorating a child's room can be a fun project for both parents and toddlers. When decorating a toddler's room, it's important to take your child's interested into account. (Just think, one temper tantrum could destroy an entire room!) When it comes to light fixtures, it's important to choose ver...
home-and-garden - Wed, 28 Sep 2011 21:36:51
46. Lighting Your Garage Space
Whether you use your garage as a workshop, a recreation space, a place to do your favorite hobbies or well-as a place to park your car, getting the right lighting fixtures to get the job done is crucial to getting the most out of your garage space. Use this guide to garage lighting and you'll be ...
home-and-garden - Sat, 24 Sep 2011 00:31:53
47. Deck Lighting On A Budget
Deck lighting is really an absolute must. Nobody wants to sit on their desk in the dark. And if you are going to do a deck lighting project, deck lighting on a budget is the way to go. Deck lighting is that essential touch that a back yard or deck needs to make it complete. The outdoor lamps you ...
arts-and-design - Mon, 19 Sep 2011 23:39:27
48. Hanging a Chandelier
Hanging a chandelier is more than just hooking a few wires up to a new light fixture. Because so much weight is involved, it can be a dangerous situation if the project isn't done correctly. Use this guide to hanging a chandelier and you'll be sure to get a great looking and safe chandelier.
home-and-garden - Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:09:31
49. Kitchen Task Lighting
Task lighting is defined by its name-it helps to light up your specific task at hand. And what better place than the kitchen? A kitchen is filled with daily chores and is one of the busiest places in the house. That's why it's so important to keep it well lit for cutting vegetables, pouring a dri...
home-and-garden - Fri, 03 Jun 2011 18:00:15

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