All About: Dimmer Switches – Setting The Mood

Dimmer switches may not be the first item on your list when you conjure dreams of remodeling and decorating your home or business. Yet lighting is ever-present and it’s atmosphere and usefulness are important as it dictates what you can and cannot do, affects your mood and can literally transform your environment for the better… Read more


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


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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The Benefits of Updating Office Lighting

Lighting design and its philosophy have changed dramatically over the past decade. Companies are reducing the overall environmental footprint of the space and eliminating the barriers between employees more and more. Similarly, chopping down energy use is more important than ever and less difficult to implement. It is important to realize that energy efficiency isn’t… Read more


FYI Feature: Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting Transformers

An increasing number of home-owners prefer low voltage lighting for their outdoor landscapes due to its safety and ease of installation. In addition, low voltage lighting is a popular choice for exterior lighting due to its ability to reduce hefty electricity consumption costs. Low Voltage Transformers – What Are They? Low voltage transformers convert standard… Read more


Outdoor Lighting Tips For Spring

Spring is here again, and for those of us on West Coast at least, that means long, leisurely evenings on the patio with the right lighting. From ambient string lights that cast a soft glow to sconces, pathway lights and more, these ideas will help spark your imagination and plan your perfect patio retreat. 1.… Read more


7 Signs Your Business Needs a Lighting Upgrade

Investing in energy-efficiency is an important step for any business.  Doing a lighting upgrade will also yield a significant return on investment. Read on for 7 signs it could be time for you to consider investing in LED Lighting: 1) Your utility expenses are through the roof. This may seem like a no-brainer, because it is.… Read more


The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Pathway Lighting

Pathway lights provide us with a welcoming, guiding light when we return home, give the added functionality of helping guide us in the dark, and assist in increased safety. We all feel more comfortable walking down a well lit street when it’s dark out. Similarly, a house, no matter how opulent will still appear uninviting and… Read more

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Choosing The Right Floor Lamps For Your Home

Without the correct lighting, no space is truly complete. Each room needs a combination of general lighting, task lighting and decorative lighting to set a pace and provide the right functionality. For this reason, table and floor lamps are especially important. A piece of furniture like a floor lamp can lead to the transformation your space… Read more