Christmas Lighting – LED VS. Incandescent
Dec16

Christmas Lighting – LED VS. Incandescent

LED Christmas lights have lower wattage, longer life-spans, you can connect more strings, and you never have to replace bulbs. This infographic from Daily Infographic lays out the benefits of LED Christmas...

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What you need to know about lighting, before building a new home.
Dec11

What you need to know about lighting, before building a new home.

The National Association of Home Builders predicts that in 2013 there will be 955,000 housing starts, a 22% increase over 2012. If you find yourself among the new home builders, experts say the time to plan lighting upgrades is now. “As the homeowner, you’re the only person who truly knows what the home will look like at completion,” says Jeff Dross, trends expert at Kichler. “Builders don’t know your...

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Houzz Offers Easy Way to Project Remodel Costs
Sep01

Houzz Offers Easy Way to Project Remodel Costs

Easily project your home remodeling costs with the Real Cost Finder from Houzz. There new application allows for you to pick the remodel room of your choice, or choose the entire house. Lighting, cabinets, countertops, furniture and more are just some of the pieces available to figure into your costs. Houzz bases their remodel facts on data collected by Edge Research from the Houzz community. These figures are based on real time...

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Make a Candle from an Orange in 1 Minute
Aug20

Make a Candle from an Orange in 1 Minute

Desperate times call for desperate measures, so if you find yourself in a situation where you just don’t have access to a good lamp try making a candle out of an orange and about a cup of olive oil. It will only take a minute. This YouTube video from the HouseHoldHackers currently has almost three million views, so surely it must work, or at least smell good. The video below gives complete instructions on how to make your own orange...

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Little Sun: Give Light to Those in Need
Jul31

Little Sun: Give Light to Those in Need

This Little Sun solar lamp has been showing up all over Milan Italy, because of one of Italy’s most popular stores la Rinascente. This is no average solar lamp though. In fact this lamps gives back, not just by the lack of battery consumption but also by helping those without light. More than 1.6 million people on our planet live off the grid, and most have only kerosene lamps for light during the dark hours. There are concerns...

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