Lighting and Electrical

Outdoor Lighting

In today’s sluggish economy, it’s no surprise that consumers seem more interested in enhancing and upgrading their homes rather than moving or buying new. In addition to sprucing up their homes’ interiors, many homeowners are looking to the space beyond their four walls as a source of inspiration. Extending a home’s living area to the outside world is gaining in popularity across the country evidenced by an increase in the number of outdoor kitchens, spacious patios, multilevel decks, expanded greens and water features.

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Solar Panels

Here Comes the Sun!
Are Solar Panels in your Future?

 

Today an average American homeowner pays nearly $2,000 per year to heat, cool, light and otherwise power their home. As utility companies raise their rates, your future bills are certain to rise. Now, whether you're driven by economics or simply the desire to reduce your carbon footprint, a home solar system can make a big difference. For example, in California, homeowners who have installed solar panels are reporting savings as high as 20% on their energy bills.

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How to Change Your Light Switch

There aren't many faster ways to update the look of most rooms than to change out the old style light switches with new designer style paddles. Nothing will date a home faster than old, cruddy switches on the wall.

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Cut that Cord! Go Wireless!

Work Anywhere in Your House with a Wireless Connection

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How To Replace Recessed Light Fixtures

Upgrade your dingy recessed lighting in minutes and increase the mood of your room and transform your ordinary space into something spectacular.

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How to Install Motion Sensor Lights

No matter where you live being safe is something that concerns all of us. Get an extra feeling of security by installing motion sensor lights around your home.

Once you have shut off the power, lock the service panel and remove the key or tape it shut so that no one unwittingly turns the power back on while you're working.

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Add Romance with a New Light Fixture

Ask people to imagine a romantic scene and they'll usually mention candlelight, a glowing fire or some version of softened lighting. That's because when it comes to romance, lighting is everything. Which makes sense considering that it's pretty difficult to get into the mood for love with industrial-grade fluorescents beaming down on you!

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How To Change Out Your Fluorescent Light Box

any of the kitchens built in the 1970s and '80s feature a drop-down fluorescent lighting system. These units, although bright, don't offer much in the way of décor. They often make a kitchen look small and sterile, and the fluorescent light itself does little to improve the look of your food.

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