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Should Your Living Room Have Ceiling Lights?

The living room, also known as the family room, is often the center of activity within the home. A room should have lighting fixtures to accommodate any activity that may be taking place, whether it be watching television, playing games or reading books with young children, or hosting parties and social gatherings with friends and …

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I Hired a Christmas Light Hanging Service – 13 Things I Learned You Should Know

Up until last year, I spent one to two full days hanging Christmas lights.  I then spent another full day in January taking them down.  I had beome somewhat of a Christmas light expert over the years and became familiar with the many types of Christmas lights. Some years I did all this in the …

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56 Different Types of Lightbulbs: A Buyer’s Guide

3 illustrated charts showcase the 56 different types of lightbulbs based on shape, base and size. This is an epic lightbulb buying guide that you need when putting in light fixtures or you need to buy a bulb. Simply awesome. It’s great that there are many different types of lights to choose from but it’s …

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What is a Corn Bulb (It May Not Be What You Think!)

Lightbulbs have come a long way in the past 150 or so years. Starting out with entirely toxic materials and hairstyles resembling Doc from Back to the Future, we have emerged triumphant, deliciously energy efficient, and with perfectly coiffed hair. The LED corn light is the shiny new alternative to high-pressure sodium lamps that are …

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What is a Sodium Vapour Lamp?

Well jeez, considering how long light bulbs have been around (since 1879!) the complexity of how they work is entirely underappreciated. There are far more complex things, like say, the internet, the CRISPR method, the human ego, octopuses… Alas, inventors started tinkering around with electric light in 1835, and to give you an idea of …

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12 Smart Light Bulbs You Can Control With Your Smart Phone

Enjoy full control over light color and timing with the SmartFX smart bulb! The SmartFX smart bulb is a new sensation for lighting enthusiasts, as well as pretty much anyone who likes amazing new inventions. These smart bulbs can use Bluetooth and WiFi technology to connect with any smart phone or bluetooth device. Now with a few …

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25 Innovative Smart Home Lighting Solutions

Welcome to our gallery featuring a vast array of modern smart home lighting solutions. We’ve reached a point where “smart” technology has integrated with nearly every aspect of our lives, with the smartphone at the center of it all. Isn’t it about time that your home lighting took things up a notch? We decided to …

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Pendant Light Buying Guide: Types, Materials, Styles, Bulbs & Cost

If you include chandeliers within the pendant light category, this type of light is probably the most popular ceiling lighting option for kitchen islands, dining room tables and possibly foyers. In fact, pendants are gaining in popularity as more and more designs become available. For example, the chandelier, once only formal and arguably gaudy, now …

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40 Living Rooms with Pendant Lights (Photos)

Pendant lights aren’t a super popular living room ceiling lighting option; chandeliers and flush-mount ceiling lights are a bit more common. Lamps (table and floor) are also popular for living rooms. When living rooms have pendant lighting, it’s often complemented with recessed lighting (track lighting in older homes). Nevertheless, as you will see in our …

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The 10 Different Types of LED Lights (Buying Guide)

According to the United States Department of Energy, residential LED lighting uses 75% less energy compared to the incandescent alternative. Over time, that can result in an astronomical amount of saved energy if you equate for all of the homes using LED lighting in the world. And with the popularity of LED lighting constantly growing, …

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18 Different Types of Floor Lamps (Ultimate Buying Guide)

Floor Lamp Buying Guide A floor lamp does more than just add light to a room. It can also help enhance your overall decor and can tie the look of a room together. Depending on the type or style of floor lamp you get, it can help illuminate certain tasks. In some cases, a floor …

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Flush-Mount Ceiling Lights Have No Place in the Home – Here’s Why

The prospect of changing ceiling light bulbs fills me the kind of dread only unrivaled by report card days in grade school. I’m five feet even, so even with a fairly low ceiling and the assistance of a Gorilla ladder with a built-in project tray I still always chicken out and call my condo’s maintenance …

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18 Types of bedside lamps so that you don’t fumble around in the dark

A bedside light of some kind is a necessity, at least for me. I like reading in bed or watching Netflix on my phone or iPad before going to sleep. I prefer not doing any of that in the dark. Sometimes our young kids show up in the middle of the night where I need …

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101 Kitchens with Chandelier Lighting (Photos)

Chandeliers aren’t often equated as kitchen lighting but when you check out our examples of kitchens with a chandelier below, I believe you’ll agree with me that it’s not a bad lighting source for a kitchen. However, any time you incorporate a chandelier into a kitchen, keep in mind you’re moving toward the more formal …

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24 Different Types of Table Lamps (Buying Guide)

I’m not too crazy about relying on table lamps for lighting. Why? Because they’re more work to turn on than flipping a switch like you do for ceiling lights. An exception of course is if you connect your table lamp(s) to a light switch, in which case, that’s a different story. Another reason I’m not …

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