Interior Lighting

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Types of Kitchen Lighting Available

Several different types of light fixtures are used in the kitchen to provide adequate light to all areas of the room, including task lighting, room lighting, and ambient lighting. Watch this video to find out more.

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Have a Happy LED Holiday!

Since LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) generate little heat and use much less energy than traditional bulbs, they’re the “green” choice for holiday lighting. LEDs are much more durable than regular bulbs and last up to 50 times longer. The cool light of LEDs means they won’t dry out your Christmas tree like incandescent bulbs, which reduces the chance of fire.

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Holiday Home Safety Tips

Every year about 8,000 injuries occur from accidents related to holiday decorating activities. Decorating with safety in mind can keep you from becoming one of those grim statistics.

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Philips LED Indoor Flood Lights for Your Home

The new Philips LED flood light for indoor recessed and track lighting applications is energy efficient and produces a soft white light. The bulbs last up to 15 years and are guaranteed not to hum. Philips LED lights are available at The Home Depot.

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Advantages of LED Lighting

Unlike standard incandescent bulbs, LED lights (Light Emitting Diodes) don’t have a filament that will burn out, so they last a very long time. In fact, you could burn an average LED eighteen hours a day for almost 8 years before it would stop working! An LED bulb will even outlast most compact fluorescent bulbs.

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How to Save Energy with Dimmer Switches and Motion Sensors

Dimmer switches are a great way to enhance the atmosphere in almost any room of your home, but they’re also a great way to think green. Dimming your lights by half, increases your energy savings on that fixture 40%.

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Advantages of Tubular Skylights in Your Home

Tubular skylights are a great way to provide natural light in dark rooms, closets, and hallways. The interior of the tube contains a highly reflective surface, so sunlight is reflected into the room throughout the day. Tubular skylights are easier to install than traditional skylights and provide light during the day without using any electricity.

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Can Dimmers Be Used with CFL Bulbs?

Glenn asks, “Can dimmer switches be use on lights that are being replaced with the new CFL bulbs?”

While there are special dimmable CFLs available, most CFLs cannot be used with a dimmer. Unless the CFL bulb specifically says that it is dimmable, don’t use it with a dimmer switch.

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