The Value of Green Lighting Ideas When Remodeling So you want to remodel your kitchen. Great Idea. Smart Investment. In the bay area, in particular, a kitchen remodel will often recoup its value and make a tidy profit for the homeowner when it’s time to sell. But let say you also want to incorporate green […]
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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 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 […]
When was the last time your home had an electrical safety inspection? If it’s been several years, or you can’t remember when, then a checkup is overdue. An electrical inspection should be a priority before starting any remodeling project; after purchasing a home; if a home is older than forty years; and when adding any new […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
Mr. LED: First, I must say, the title of your piece is somewhat misleading. Although I’d like to claim credit for all the bright white light out there, I must give credit where credit is due. I, the LED, did not win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. The award honors the innovation of three […]
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