When Lights Go Green – Eco Friendly Lighting

The idea of creating something new from a disused item, “reclaiming” or “upcycling” forces us to look at our surroundings with new, environmentally conscious eyes. Below are five examples of innovative and elegant lighting designs that prove that there are no limits to what the mind can create! 1. Winner of the Bright Ideas 2011… Read more

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LED Bulbs – The Smarter Lighting Solution

Energy experts know that the incandescent bulb has gone the way of the dinosaur. In fact, in 2007, Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act, which requires that all light bulbs sold on the market have a 30 percent increase in efficiency over today’s standard incandescent bulbs by 2014. Though this law won’t prevent… Read more

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Fanimation’s 30th Anniversary: Worldwide Begins With One Garage

Thirty years ago a man started with a garage and a dream. The man was Tom Frampton, his garage was in Pasadena, California, and his dream was to channel his passion for creating high quality, unique ceiling fans into a revenue producing enterprise. Tom’s first ceiling fan design, The Punkah®, transformed his dream into a reality… Read more

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Go Green with LED Lighting

LED lighting has made a colossal impact since it was first introduced to the market in 1962.  What used to be simply white or blue dim light output is now available in most spectrums of the color temperature as well as high output light. LED fixtures can now compete with most of the standard types… Read more

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Solar Lighting – A Green and Easy Outdoor Solution

If you are a homeowner considering outdoor lighting, then you have probably heard about solar landscape lighting. In addition to being environmentally friendly, solar lighting is an alternative cost-efficient means of lighting up your outdoor space. Setting up these types of maintenance-free lights is virtually quick and painless, not requiring any wiring or professional expertise to install.… Read more

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Banish Seasonal Blues With Light Therapy

Most of us have stood in awe of a beautiful sunrise at dawn, filled with peace, tranquility and an eagerness to begin a productive day. But long winters of grey skies, rain, snow and sleet with no sign of the energizing sun can also have a serious impact on a person’s mental state. When “the… Read more

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Pond and Water Garden Lighting for Beginners

If you are looking for a place to escape from life’s every day hustle and bustle, lighting your backyard pond or water garden can transform the setting into your own personal storybook retreat or exotic getaway. Consider the Possibilities A primary consideration to begin with involves your existing outdoor landscape and any current lighting installations… Read more

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