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Book Reading Lights
Posted on June 13, 2015 by Daniel B | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Book Reading Lights
Book lights are important if you want to keep your vision healthy over the years. Position your lamps and other lighting sources in such a way that it reflects directly onto the page without creating shadows. Many lighting fixtures like desk lamps and bedside table lamps are good examples of book lights, while other direct sources of lighting (like pendant lighting) can also work.

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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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Add some mirror magic
Posted on May 14, 2015 by Daniel B | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Add some mirror magic
Mirrors are great pieces of furniture that can do a lot for a room aesthetically. When strategically placed, mirrors can enlarge a room, and the illusion has been rendered effective enough for numerous business establishments who are short on space.

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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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Atomic Clocks
Posted on May 11, 2015 by Daniel B | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Atomic Clocks

Atomic clocks receive a radio signal from the most accurate clock in the world, the cesium atomic clock, transmitted from the National Institute of Standards in Fort Collins, CO. The radio signal that covers the entire United States will keep your clock accurate to within one second over one million years. You'll never have to reset the clock, even for daylight-saving time!

The US Naval Observatory which operated 70 "atomic clocks" provided the following background information about these clocks: 'A cesium beam atomic clock uses the exact frequency emitted by atoms of the metallic element cesium. Today, cesium clocks measure frequency with an accuracy of one second in 1,400,000 years! It is the most accurate realization of a unit that mankind has yet achieved. A cesium clock operates by exposing cesium atoms to microwaves until they vibrate and counting the corresponding cycles as a measure of time.

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Wall Lighting
Posted on April 23, 2015 by Ed L | 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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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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