Entries by Lumiere

Path Lighting: Guidelines

General Guidelines for Path Lighting Start with a lighting plan — at minimum a drawing that maps things out visually. But more importantly, first clarify the main points you want to achieve: aesthetic improvements, enhanced security or simply adding financial value to your home. Keep in mind that besides aesthetics and security, the main appeal of path lighting is to […]

Path Lighting for Home Security

Path Lighting for Home Security and Financial Value Winter is a time when people dress in warm layers, dust off umbrellas and pray for rainfall. It is also the season to install path lighting to close a gap in security and add financial value to your home. Installing path lighting can be an exciting endeavor and is […]

7 Essentials Tips for Hiring an Electrical Contractor

In the world of residential lighting, someone will often say they “do” electrical work rather than say “I am” an electrical contractor. If you hear such a remark raise an eyebrow of skepticism. To be sure, from interior lighting installations and home wiring, to landscape lighting and electrical panel upgrades, you need to feel confident with […]

Five Lighting Ideas for Your Home

What is the best way to brighten up or illu­mi­nate your home? Here are five light­ing ideas that can trans­form any room! Prior to Remod­el­ing or Redec­o­rat­ing, Com­mit to a Plan. Before you start, ask your­self: How will this room be used? A liv­ing room, for instance, can have mul­ti­ple uses: din­ing area, TV room, […]

LED Lighting for the Holidays

The  hol­i­days are here!  And this means there will be an abun­dance of hol­i­day lights light­ing up the night well into the new year. Of course, with all the fes­tive cel­e­brat­ing there are light­ing risks, safety concerns—and  many rewards. To be sure, it’s a time when home­own­ers and busi­nesses use a lot more elec­tric­ity. And there […]

Show The Love: Get Your Home Ready for the Rain

With the onslaught of wet weather we’ve been expe­ri­enc­ing lately you might want to pay a lit­tle more atten­tion your home. Show it some love by mak­ing it wet-weather ready. Rain water (any water) can dam­age your home’s elec­tri­cal sys­tem and be quite incon­ve­nient and costly to fix. Out­lets and wiring that are exposed to water can dam­age appli­ances. […]