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How to Choose a Dimmer

By Chris Johnson 3 years ago 3889 Views No comments

What dimmer works with your lighting system? Learn about dimmers for LEDs, CFLs, low and line voltage, electronic and magnetic transformers, and more.

How to Pick a Paint Color: The Lighting Perspective

By Chris Johnson 3 years ago 2386 Views No comments

Ever noticed how a paint color you carefully chose at the store looks completely different in your living room? The effect of metamerism occurs when colors appear to change under different light conditions. Use metamerism to your advantage by understanding how lighting effects a room's color.

How to Choose Between LED Strip Lights and LED Puck Lights

By Chris Johnson 3 years ago 6031 Views No comments

LED under cabinet lighting is one cost-effective, DIY way to dramatically improve both the use and "feel" of the space while keeping electrical costs in check for years to come. Popular options include LED strip lights and LED puck lighting.

The Incredible Versatility of LED Strip Lights

By Chris Johnson 3 years ago 962 Views No comments

What makes a tape light different than a rope light or a linear light? Learn what the differences are and when to use one strip light over another.

Apartment Lighting Project: Antique Light Bulb

By Chris Johnson 3 years ago 771 Views No comments

Tom had a single pendant light in his apartment kitchen. When he tried an antique light bulb in the light fixture ... wow! Warm lighting achieved.

The 5 Rules of Outdoor Universal Lighting Design

By Chris Johnson 3 years ago 1985 Views No comments

How can you make an outdoor living space accessible to those with special needs? Learn how to bring the basic concepts of universal lighting design outside.

How to Choose Solar Lights for Your Yard

By Chris Johnson 3 years ago 2221 Views 1 comment

When you invest in solar lights, you won't have to spend money on a monthly power bill! However, you need to know how to pick a quality fixture.

3 Path Lighting Techniques that Break all the Rules

By Chris Johnson 3 years ago 924 Views No comments

There's tons of ways to layout path lighting, but these three techniques challenge you to ignore symmetry and perfect balance.

How to Prepare for a Power Outage

By Chris Johnson 3 years ago 360 Views No comments

If the lights go out in your house, what will happen? Chaos? Mayhem? Havoc? Probably. Unless you know what to do. Here's how to plan for a power outage.

What is Voltage Drop and How to Prevent It?

By Chris Johnson 3 years ago 181 Views No comments

Learn about voltage drop in lighting systems with an easy-to-understand garden hose analogy including tips for reducing drops in voltage over long runs.

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