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How Much Money Can You Save by Turning Off the Lights?

on August 25, 2017

Some people have a bad habit of leaving the lights on when they exit a room. Some even forget to shut off the lights before they leave the house. Is this a big deal? Find out much energy lights really use. How Much Does It Cost to Leave the Lights On? Not all light bulbs […]

Ways to Budget for an Emergency

on August 11, 2017

Would you believe that 66 percent of American families have less than five months’ worth of income saved for an emergency? And a whopping 28 percent have no emergency savings at all, according to a 2012 survey by Bankrate.com. Emergencies happen all the time, unfortunately. When it comes to emergency repairs and replacements with home […]

How to Replace a Pool Light

on July 7, 2017

Outdoor lighting has always been about beauty, but every light doubles as a matter of safety.  While path-way lights can range from haunting and mystical to strictly utilitarian, they serve as guardians of safety in the dark.  This is true of all the lights in your yard, from porch and security lights to accent lights […]

What’s the Best Fixture for Your Ceiling?

on May 12, 2017

Here’s something you may not have considered: is there a right choice when it comes to installing a new ceiling fixture?  Short answer: not always but often there are better answers than the one you first choose.  Are you looking for a fan?  Is your ceiling sloped? What’s the aesthetic of your room?  Does the […]

DIY Edison Bulb Projects

on March 24, 2017

The Edison bulb refers to Thomas Edison’s original carbon or tungsten filament bulbs back in 1882. While modern day “Edison light bulbs” are not the same vintage bulb first created by Edison, they are designed to replicate the same light color and bulb shape as the original. These modern Edison bulbs are more energy-efficient and […]

Romantic Lighting Made Simple

on February 10, 2017

Restaurants are professionals when it comes to setting the right mood with lighting.  Then again, so are dance clubs, bars, and any number of other institutions where lighting is a factor on the mood of the patrons.  The good news is that a little knowledge on how lighting works and how to control its effects […]

SAD Lamps, Winter Lighting, and Health

on January 27, 2017

Long nights, short days, and cold weather are how we know that it’s winter.  During the winter season, the Earth rests with the northern hemisphere tilted away from the sun.  The further north you are, the less light is received per day.  That lack of light is enough to cool things off, giving us seasons […]

How to Choose a Ceiling Fixture

on January 6, 2017

Home design has shifted towards portable and easily replaceable floor fixtures.  With electrical outlets controlled by a light switch, adapting your home to fit any kind of light source is easy.  Open ceiling with recessed fixtures give a clean and spacious look to any room.  But there are still times when installing a fixture on […]

The Best Blogs of 2016

on December 29, 2016

Simple Home Electrical Fixes Unless you designed it yourself (and sometimes, even if you did), there will always be one or two things about your home that can use changes or upgrades over the years.  The electrical system for your home is no different.  The number of fixes, upgrades, and additions required to make your […]

Be Prepared for Power Failures

on September 30, 2016

They happen throughout the year.  Power surges, lighting strikes, auto collisions, overheating, and heavy snow or ice can lead to downed power lines or blown transformers, leaving your home or neighborhood without power for hours or (in the worst case) days.  While an outage during the summer or the fall can be annoying, winter outages […]