Blog Posts in Lighting

The definition of an IC-rated or insulation contact-rated light fixture is one that is safe to come in contact with insulation. Most lights generate heat, and if your lighting isn’t IC rated, there is an increased fire risk if the fixture comes in contact with any insulation. Because of this...Continue Reading

Anywhere you have cabinets, you have potential light blockers, meaning that countertops underneath those cabinets might not get the light you need for things like reading recipes or chopping veggies. One of the best ways to make sure you have adequate lighting where you need it is to add under...Continue Reading

Throughout your home, you will have different electrical needs. As a result, you might find yourself with a room that has switches in a spot where an outlet would be far more practical. If you’re not a trained electrician, it’s easy not to know what you can and can’t do when it comes to the...Continue Reading

Whether you’re hanging some bistro lights to liven up your grilling area or adding security lights around your shed, outdoor lighting adds fun and function to just about any outdoor space. However, getting power to outdoor lights can be a tricky prospect for a homeowner to figure out. Luckily,...Continue Reading

Finding the right outdoor lighting for your porch can be a challenge. With so many different options to choose from - including various styles and colors – how do you decide? Whether it’s creating a warm, inviting atmosphere for family, friends, and visitors, or creating a specific look and feel...Continue Reading

When it comes to choosing and setting up outdoor lighting, you have a lot of options. However, depending on how and where you want to use your outdoor lights, there may be some distinct advantage to choosing one type of light over another. In this article we’ll take a closer look at one of the...Continue Reading

Just like with your indoor space, creating a comfortable outdoor living area requires some thought and planning to make the space your own. If you’re redesigning an outdoor patio area, picking out some cozy furnishing and a few fluffy pillows is a great start, but what about the lighting?...Continue Reading

Are you tired of flickering, humming fluorescent lights? Before you toss your whole fluorescent fixture, consider a fluorescent light ballast replacement. Fluorescent lights need a ballast to produce light. The ballast regulates the amount of electricity flowing to the fluorescent bulb....Continue Reading

Long-lasting and cheap to operate due to advances in technology that make them one of the greenest light sources around, LEDs are an increasingly popular alternative to incandescent and CFL lights. But have you ever wondered, what does LED stand for?

What Does LED Mean?

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There are 75 electrical outlets in the average home, of various sizes, shapes, and functionalities. Are the outlets gracing your walls the right ones for the job? The most common types of outlets serve specific purposes in your home. If your home is more than a few decades old, you may not know...Continue Reading