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LED Light Bulb Tips
Posted on May 25, 2015 by Ed L | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - LED Light Bulb Tips
If you are looking to cut down on your monthly expenses, take a closer look at the lighting options used in your home. One of the best ways to reduce electricity consumption is replacing regular bulbs with LED lights that last longer and consume less energy.

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Tiffany Style Tips
Posted on May 19, 2015 by Ed L | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Tiffany Style Tips
Today the designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany are honored and treasured around the world, confirming Tiffany’s legacy as a visionary of Art Nouveau design. Tiffany’s aesthetic was based on his conviction that nature should be the primary source of design inspiration. Intoxicated by color, he translated into glass the lush palette found in flowers and plants. 

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Benefits of Light Therapy
Posted on May 19, 2015 by Ed L | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Benefits of Light Therapy
The body produces Vitamin D from sunlight (specifically from the UVB band of ultraviolet light), and lack of sunlight can lead to a deficiency. Metropolitan areas have higher levels of air pollution, which block healthy sunlight. It is recommended that we each soak in one hour of unfiltered sunlight each day in order to enjoy its many benefits

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Energy Star lighting
Posted on May 19, 2015 by Ed L | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Energy Star lighting
In a world where energy prices are going up and shortages abound, energy efficient lighting makes more sense than ever. Energy Star approved lamps produce 75 percent less heat than traditional bulbs. They also use 75 percent less energy and can last up to 10 times longer than conventional light sources. 

Energy Star lighting is good for the environment, as well. According to Energy Star, if every homeowner in the United States replaced just five of their most utilized lamps with Energy Star approved lamps, the effect would be to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from nearly 10 million vehicles.

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Brass Lighting
Posted on May 11, 2015 by Ed L | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Brass Lighting
Trends are currently showing new kinds of finishes, brass is considered to be one of the more reliable and versatile. They are a popular choice of lighting finish because they go well with almost any type of interior design. Brass is a neutral color, and while it generally fades into the background, it also highlights other reputable features in a lighting fixture, such as uniquely shaped accents and great lighting qualities. For instance, chandeliers with brass accents are reminiscent of classic lighting fixtures that provide a sense of timelessness to your home. Brass table lamps will add class and elegance to your rooms, especially if situated in strategic, key areas in the house.

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2012 Bulb Law Change
Posted on April 16, 2015 by Ed L | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - 2012 Bulb Law Change

You may be BREAKING the LAW and not even know!

Do you remember the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007? In an effort to reduce America's energy consumption, this law limits the use of certain sizes of inefficient incandescent light bulbs. There seems to be a lot of confusion around this new law, and what it means to average consumers like you and me.

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About full spectrum lighting
Posted on March 02, 2015 by Daniel Brielmaier | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - About full spectrum lighting
Full Spectrum lighting attempts to emulate the beneficial wavelengths found in sunlight, which are necessary for peak health.

Technically speaking, Full Spectrum light covers the electromagnetic spectrum from infrared through near-ultraviolet, or all wavelengths that are useful to plant or animal life; in particular, sunlight is considered full spectrum, even though the solar spectral distribution reaching Earth varies with time of day, latitude, and atmospheric conditions.

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Lighting: The Next Generation
Posted on February 27, 2015 by Ed Lecciones | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Lighting: The Next Generation
Many people believe that at least some of the current environmental challenges are linked to energy use. Fossil fuels used to generate electricity are known to pollute the environment. Part of the solution to the problem may be found in the use of "green" or energy efficient lighting. Green lighting is good for the environment and easy on the wallet because the more energy saved, the less money is needed to pay for it. 

The choices of green lighting include artificial sunlight that can be used as a remedy for winter depression when the days are shorter. Another green lighting choice is full spectrum lighting which creates an effect similar to natural sunlight. Beyond that, Energy Star has predicted that if people in the U.S. were to trade five of their inefficient lamps with Energy Star approved lamps, greenhouse gases can be dramatically reduced. 

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Crystal Clear Lamp
Posted on August 20, 2014 by Ed Lecciones | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Crystal Clear Lamp

Crystal Clear is popularly known for its fine detailing, excellent quality and designs. The designs also vary from traditional, modern and contemporary to suit personal tastes. They are considered as treasures of today and heirlooms of tomorrow.

Crystal Clear lamps were produced in a wide variety of types such as: table lamps, ceiling lamps, bathroom fixtures and floor lamps. Crystal Clear lamps usually have fabric lampshades with a solid metal base. The fabric lampshades offer an amazing variety of fabrics to choose from. The solid metal base also offers a wide variety of rich finishes that can suit the décor of your home.

The lampshades are also available in wide variety of shapes and colors such that they suit and enhance the environment you choose to place them.

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Wall Lighting
Posted on July 16, 2014 by Ed Lecciones | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Wall Lighting

Not many people really think about how much they can do when faced with blank, white spaces. However, walls are the perfect canvasses, especially when it comes to decorating your home. Installing wall lights are great ways to add flair and decor to what was previously just space, though it may require a practiced eye at acing simple rules, such as when to use upward lighting as opposed to downward lighting.

You can pull off wall lighting with a variety of lighting fixtures. Wall sconces are common lighting products that are easy to install and provide a simple, underrated elegance to an empty hallway or bare walls. Wall lighting fixtures also include flush mounts and recessed lights. If you want to install wall lights for functionality, LED lights are usually your best bet; they offer a lot of brightness for less on the energy costs.

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Choosing Landscape Lighting
Posted on June 18, 2014 by Ed Lecciones | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Choosing Landscape Lighting
Landscape lighting is a perfect example of highlighting the decorative appeal of the outdoors with strategically situated outdoor lamps. It usually involves a great deal of outdoor planning and surveying the layout of your yard—or wherever you need to have good landscape lighting. This is especially advantageous for big events that take place outside, such as parties or weddings at night.

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