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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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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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Universal Bath Design: Light Your Bathroom for All Ages and Abilities

Learn about uplighting, downlighting, visual cueing and avoiding glare for a bathroom that’s safe and works for all. By Anne-Marie Brunet, CKD, CBD and Houzz Contributor Bathroom remodels have been taking off in the past few years — today the

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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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Turn It On! Lighting techniques for your bedroom

courtesy of the American Lighting Association When lighting a bedroom, you will want to create an overall atmosphere of quiet relaxation, while providing some bright spots for reading and other activities. A combination of general and task lighting that takes

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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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Know Your Lighting ABC’s … continued

From Accent to Zone lighting, we’d like to clarify some common ~ and not so common ~ lighting terms you may hear as you build or renovate your home! Damp Location: UL listing for fixtures used in a moist unexposed

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Energy-efficient light bulbs: How much do you really save?

What’s the return on investment for installing energy-efficient lighting, such as halogen, compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs? Here’s how to find out. Courtesy of Brian Clark Howard of The Daily Green Lighting does more than dispel the darkness. It helps us accomplish

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We made the Boston Magazine happenings … check it out!

On 5/11 the New England chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association hosted an event at Lucia Lighting & Design. http://www.bostonmagazine.com/party_pictures/gallery.html?gallery=276121&return=%2Fparty_pictures%2Findex.html%3Fpage%3D3&year=2010&&redirected=1

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

Edith Wharton