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Channel Your Inner Craftsman: Garage to Workshop Transformation

Lighting - by Irina Becker - updated on 8/14/2015

The garage is an often cramped and dusty mess, filled with last year's Christmas decorations and random boxes labeled, "1989." With the maker movement in full swing, folks everywhere are channeling their inner craftsman and trying their hands at 'making' instead of buying...


LED There Be Light

Lighting - by David Neubert - updated on 11/21/2014

The technology behind LED light bulbs continues to improve. Not only are these bulbs incredibly energy-efficient and long-lasting, but their many variable characteristics allow lighting environments in homes and businesses to be customized unlike ever before...


Going Retro: A Guide to Retrofitting Your Lighting System

Lighting - by David Neubert - updated on 9/19/2014

LED bulbs are everywhere these days.With so many options for homeowners and business owners to choose from, it's important to understand the differences between them. Here's a breakdown of the basic types of LED bulbs – what they're called and what they do...


Lighting Tips that are Easy on the Eye

Lighting - by David Neubert - updated on 8/8/2014

In order for students to maximize the time spent with their noses in books or staring at computer screens, it's important to consider some simple lighting tips to avoid the fatigue and eye strain that can often occur with ineffective lighting for studying or reading...


Psychology of Lighting

Lighting - by David Neubert - updated on 5/30/2014

With all the new lighting options currently available, it's important to understand which characteristics should be considered when purchasing CFL and LED bulbs for the home. We will go over a room-by-room breakdown of the recommended lighting for each unique space in a typical house...


Out with the Old, In with the New

Lighting - by David Neubert - updated on 4/11/2014

When it comes to changing our old, inefficient light bulbs to energy-efficient replacements, there is a way to measure exactly how much this process will improve our livelihood. By using an Energy Savings Calculator, it's possible to correctly identify the amount of energy and money that can be saved by upgrading to CFLs and LEDs...


Get Out of the Dark!

Lighting - by David Neubert - updated on 9/13/2013

Did you know there are over 180 energy-efficiency program sponsors for lighting products in the U.S.? Working with state utilities and other energy-efficiency agents, they are responsible for roughly 600 different incentive and promotion programs for ENERGY STAR certified products...


FLASHLIGHT WARS – Choose Your Weapon Wisely!

Lighting - by David Neubert - updated on 6/21/2013

With advances in technology, the range of tactical, handheld and mountable flashlights has evolved into an impressive arsenal of rugged, multi-purpose, ultra-dependable devices; displaying a raw power never witnessed in portable lights before...


Two Green Thumbs Up for Grow Bulbs

Lighting - by Jessica Carey - updated on 3/22/2013

Whether you're an extreme gardener, prefer greenhouses or are simply starting your spring garden indoors during the remaining cold months, all plants need sunlight and the best way to get it indoors is by using plant grow light bulbs...


Learning LEDs

Lighting - by Jessica Carey - updated on 2/1/2013

LED light bulbs have been swirling around the media a lot lately. Recent technology has allowed them to become more practical for use in your home. That's great news, considering the first stage of the EISA incandescent phase-out has already gone into effect...