energy saving

Christmas Lights ~ Warm & Cozy or Super Cool?

Yes, Thanksgiving is over and it’s time to decorate the outside of your house for Christmas. My brother has been decorating his house well in competition with the Griswolds since he has owned his own home. His only hesitation over

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Bring it Home: Falling For Fall

Thank you to Stephanie Vanderbilt of Coastal Windows & Exteriors for allowing us to share your blog this month! We introduced this new blog series last month ~ all about bringing style to your home from creating a warm &

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LEDs As Accent Lighting – The Fun Stuff!

courtesy of Haddad Hakansson LLC We have had a great time sharing with you (almost) everything you need to know about current LED lighting technology. Now that we’ve discussed different types of LED lighting, how to choose recessed lighting, and

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Choosing the Right LED Recessed Lights for Your Project

courtesy of Haddad Hakansson LLC For the first time, we recently incorporated high-tech, energy-saving LED lighting into an entire kitchen project. There are no incandescent, halogen or fluorescent bulbs to be found – not even in the dramatic drum pendants

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It’s Time to Consider LED Lighting For Your Home

thank you to Haddad Hakansson LLC If you’ve tried to buy a light bulb lately, you know it’s no longer as simple as running down to the hardware store for a couple of 60-watt or candelabra-style bulbs. In just a

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Inspiring Bright Bulbs

Importance of Education: Inspiring Bright Bulbs When my parents named me Lucy Elizabeth Dearborn, they had no idea that their little bundle of joy’s initials (LED) would forecast her future. Ever since a young age, I had an affinity for

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Spring Ahead ~ Sunday, March 10, 2013

Daylight Savings is Time ~ March 10 “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” Charles Dickens It’s that

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Energy Efficient Light Bulbs 411

courtesy of the American Lighting Association Have you bought light bulbs recently? If so, you may have noticed it’s not “business as usual” in the light bulb aisle. Thanks to federal regulations, the old-fashioned incandescent light bulb is being phased

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Know Your Lighting ABCs … continued

Machine Blown Glass: Glass shaped by mechanically forcing air into molten glass so that it takes the shape of a mold. Matte Finish: Lamp or fixture surface finish producing a diffuse, lightly textured dull reflection. Mercury Vapor Lamp: A type

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Outdoor Lighting ~ Extend Your Summer Days!

courtesy of the American Lighting Association Outdoor lighting enhances the beauty of your property while providing safety and security. Outdoor lighting also allows you to take advantage of your outdoor spaces after dark and adds value to your home. It

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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton