Lighting

different-types-of-lighting-for-your-home

Different Types of Lighting for Your Home

This article will explain the different types of lighting, including: general ambient, task, natural and accent. You will learn how to use particular light fixtures effectively to create the common types of interior lighting.

wixann-9w-smart-led-light-bulb-review-cheap-color-bulb-for-all

Wixann 9W Smart LED Light Bulb Review: Cheap Color Bulbs for All

The Wixann 9W Smart LED Bulb is a Wi-Fi light that can change colors, is dimmable, and can be controlled via Smart Life app or voice with Alexa and Google Assistant. This review will cover my thoughts on trying out this product.

common-outdoor-lighting-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-them

Common Outdoor Lighting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Delightful outdoor lighting heightens safety and the enjoyment with your family and friends. Follow these tips to help you illuminate your flawless landscape.

guerilla-furniture-design-yogurt-lamp-diy-projects

Guerrilla Furniture Design: How to Make Your Own DIY Yogurt Lamp

This article will show you how to make your own DIY lamp using old yogurt containers, cement, and a few electrical parts.

interiorlighting-interiordecorcolours

How Interior Lighting Affects Your Choice of Décor Colors

Has it ever occurred to you that interior lighting can affect the décor colours you choose for your interior design scheme? From your furniture to your finishes, don’t be surprised if the colour you thought was red turns out to appear burgundy under the effect of different indoor lights.

lightingdesign-interiordesign

Is Lighting Design an Essential Part of Interior Design?

Why does lighting design play a major role in interior design, and why is a lighting plan an important part of an interior designer’s proposal? Find out why lights and lighting are important, and how they are integral parts of any interior design concept.

imaginative-ways-to-use-pendant-lighting

Imaginative Ways to Use Pendant Lighting

These hanging light fixtures add personality and style to any room in your house. We'll show you how to use pendant lights to focus illumination exactly where you want it.

how-much-actual-money-do-led-lights-save

Light Bulb Types: How Much Do LED Lights Save per Year?

How much do led lights save per year? Today, LED light bulbs pay for themselves after only months. I compare LED vs. Incandescent, Halogen floodlights vs. LED floodlights, and CFL vs. LED.

everything-you-need-to-know-about-led-fluorescent-tube-replacement-with-t8-led-tube-light

Can You Replace Fluorescent Tubes With T8 LED Tube Light?

Replacing fluorescent bulbs with LED will save you money, give you better light, and reduce environmental harm. Here are step-by-step instructions.

replace-or-retrofit-fluorescent-tubes-with-t8-led-tube-lights

How to Replace or Retrofit Fluorescent Tubes With T8 LED Tube Lights

This article will provide detailed instructions on retrofitting existing fluorescent tubes to LED lamps. Benefit from energy savings, cold weather operation, and long life by changing out your 4-foot fluorescent tubes to LEDs.

led-lighting-solutions

Why Switch to LED Lighting?

Recent advances in LED bulbs have revolutionize the whole home lighting industry.

lighting-control-and-automation-technologies

Lighting Control and Automation Technologies

Control and automation technologies can be used to enhance interior spaces by customizing lighting, while also increasing comfort for occupants and saving energy.

led-lighting-selecting-the-right-color

LED Lighting: Choosing the Right Color Temperature

Not all tones of white light are made equal. When you upgrade your lighting to LED, make sure you choose the right color of light.

marine-oil-lamps-a-traditional-look

Marine Oil Lamps: A Traditional Look

Traditional Marine Oil Lamps are an essential for any boat or any nautically themed room. They are also incredibly functional in the event of a power outage or other emergency situation.

how-to-make-a-twig-chandelier

How to Make a Twig Chandelier

Check out these tips for making a twig chandelier. Videos, photos, and information on best natural materials are included.

led-vs-fluorescent-vs-halogen-lights-what-is-the-difference

LED vs Fluorescent vs Halogen Lights: What Is the Difference?

With so many choices for alternative lighting solutions, what are the main differences between the main choices you see available between LED, fluorescent, and halogen incandescent lights?

the-facts-about-incandescent-light-bulbs

The Facts About Incandescent Light Bulbs

The incandescent light bulb is not a thing of the past--it's just more efficient and features new information on the box.

diy-mason-jar-pendant-lights

DIY Mason Jar Pendant Lights

Step-by-step directions for making your own stylish, re-purposed mason jar lights. Use them individually as pendants, or combine them to make a chandelier as demonstrated here. C'mon, you know you want to!

pros-and-cons-of-fluorescent-lighting

Pros and Cons of Fluorescent Lighting

Do you know what fluorescent light problems to look out for? When considering the debate of incandescent vs CFL, it's best to learn about both sides of the issue.

types-of-home-lighting-incandescent-fluorescent-cfl-led-sodium-and-metal-halide

A Guide to Choosing Lighting for Your Home: LED, Metal Halide, CFL, Sodium and Incandescent

A guide to different lighting types in the home and their pros and cons. Covering incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, CFL, sodium, metal halide and LED.

rope-light-installation-and-uses

Rope Light Installation and Uses

Suggestions on uses of rope lighting as well as directions for installing rope lights.

how-to-replace-a-ceiling-light-fixture

How to Replace a Ceiling Light Fixture

Tips and detailed instructions on how to replace a ceiling light in your home. An easy task if you know what you're doing.

how-to-install-a-motion-sensor-light

How to Install a Motion Sensor Light

Tips and detailed instructions on how to install a motion sensor light outdoors with lots of photos.

outdoor-lighting-installation-tips

Outdoor Lighting Installation Tips

If you're looking to install low-voltage outdoor lighting in your landscape or on your deck, following these tips will guarantee years of enjoyment instead of years of repairs.

outdoor-lighting-patio-lighting-guide

Lighting Guide for Patios and Outdoor Rooms

Patio lighting goes beyond installing light fixtures strictly for illumination. Your outdoor living space must also be lit in a way that it is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it must also make your outdoor room an enjoyable space to be in.

diy-pendant-light

DIY Pendant Lights

Making your own pendant light fixture isn't nearly as hard as you might think. This article not only tells you how to make it but also gives directions and tons of inspiration for designing your own DIY pendant light.

a-description-comparison-of-incandescent-light-bulbs-and-halogen-light-bulbs

A Description & Comparison of Incandescent vs. Halogen Light Bulbs

When shopping for lighting, it is most important to understand the light source and the wattage that will be saved. As these are choices important to your wallet, the article explains the factors.

how-does-a-regular-incandescent-bulb-compare-to-a-compact-fluorescent-one

How Much Money Can You Save by Switching to Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (Cfls)?: A Personal Experiment

CFL bulbs became more and more popular as the price per unit came down. When one takes into account the life span of a CFL (9–10 years), that supposedly beats the price of an incandescent over time. I conducted a personal experiment to see the difference for myself.

New light with all the parts.  The support bracket shown will not be used this time.

Installing and Wiring a Light Fixture

How to install a light fixture as well as how to wire that same light fixture. Written by an electrician that has installed thousands of fixtures.

Guy fixing a common set up; emergency light with an exit sign

How to Fix an Emergency Light

Why do you need to fix an emergency light? Can’t it wait? Is it really that important? Yes, yes it is.

A crazy "modern" basement.

The Best Light Bulbs for Garages, Home Offices, and More

Learn how to choose the best and most energy-efficient light bulbs for garages, home offices, and more.

A kitchen.

The Best Light Bulbs for Each Room in Your Home

Learn about the best energy-efficient light bulbs to use for each room in your home.

hangchristmaslights

How to Hang Christmas Lights

How do people put up Christmas lights? Why do other people's lights seem to look so much better? Does everyone put huge nails and holes in their walls? What other options are there?