Ailani French Lighting, 2018-09-17 17:08:39. The shower - The shower has its own special challenges and opportunities. It has its tasks that need to be performed, but there is nothing like a relaxing hot shower to help melt away the day and appropriate good lighting is essential to set the proper mood. The lights in the shower are generally recessed either into the ceiling or the walls of the shower. Whatever lighting you choose you must be sure that your lighting choice is U.L. approved for the shower area. It should be installed according to local electrical codes by a certified electrician. You will want the covers for these fixtures to be made of a high quality glass because plastic covers will turn yellow in the shower. Again putting a dimmer and timer on these lights will greatly improve the atmosphere in your shower and let you choose the lighting that most reflects the mood you are in at that time.
Braylee Woodward Lighting, 2018-09-17 17:34:59. Fluorescent lighting has been around a long time and you may not think it is that efficient. Old fluorescent lighting certainly isn't T12 and T8 tubes and their drivers can be horribly wasteful, sometimes using double the amount of power they are rated at. However T5 fluorescent tubes coupled with a modern ballast is remarkably efficient, almost as efficient in fact as LED lighting. Modern warm start ballasts have also increased reliability and allowed for extending the life of the tubes which can now reach as much as 30,000 or 40,000 hours. Modern drivers also operate at high frequency, unlike their older counterparts, which mean there is no longer a noticeable flicker with fluorescent lights. Fluorescent lights do also suffer from early failures, and because they rely on a filament the more often they are turned on and off the shorter their life will be; this means turning them on and of with presence detection to reduce their use and save money on your bill could backfire when you have to frequently replace the tubes. If you do go down this route make sure the drivers feature warm start and don't set the controls to frequently turn the lights on and off.
Ivanna Benton Lighting, 2018-09-17 19:37:40. Improvements in the color rendering of standard cold white fluorescent lamps have given rise to a wide range of products such as full spectrum, deluxe warm white and cool white light bulbs. Additionally electronic ballasts now allow easy dimming while alleviating the issues of lamp flicker, making fluorescents a more attractive lighting option. With their efficient light output and low cost, they remain the most economical way of providing uniform, shadow frees lighting over an extended period of time.
Maxine Harvey Lighting, 2018-09-15 18:28:39. Cordless rechargeable lights using LED technology add a modern touch to the contemporary garden. Activated by remote control, they are made out of an opaque plastic material and produce a coloured or white glow. They are waterproof and portable, making them ideal for marking out impromptu pathways in the lawn or perhaps float a few in the pool to add a little spice to that special celebration.
Janiyah Berger Lighting, 2018-09-15 05:21:33. Task lighting is brighter lights positioned in areas where specific tasks will be undertaken that require clear vision. This could be in the form of a reading lamp, or spotlighting above kitchen worktops. Also providing additional light to a specific area is accent lighting. These are lights that highlight a particular feature in the room, such as a painting on the wall and making it a focal point. Accent lighting can help to distract the eye away from less desirable areas in the space too!
Liliana Merritt Lighting, 2018-09-15 10:15:03. Finding ideal outdoor flood lights is imperative if you really want your outdoor space to come to life at night. After choosing a good outdoor wall lights you can install it on the walls of your porch, but you have to make sure that the flood lights you are buying are up to standard. Opt for the best, the most economical, and the most durable outdoor lighting for long-term use.
Anika Shields Lighting, 2018-09-15 18:14:46. Back in the old days, the navigation lights on your boat were little incandescent bulbs housed within a small fixture with colored lenses. Simple and small as they were, somehow they always seemed to have a way of causing problems far out of proportion to their size. Oftentimes it seemed as though the mere act of putting a boat on the water in the dark would cause them to blow out. A few nighttime outings or a single season of use could lead to dead lights, corroded sockets, and fogged up lenses. Worse, most old style navigation lights were hardly what you could call user serviceable. Once a fixture corroded, there was little recourse besides replacing the whole thing if you wanted to get more than a few weeks of use out of it again.
Ailani French Lighting, 2018-09-15 06:36:01. The type of lighting to be used is largely determined by the effect that is to be created as well as the way that the area is to be used. For example, a garden patio may have subtle lighting that will create a comforting, relaxing atmosphere, whereas a fire pit area may use a central fire as the only light source. Too many lights spread throughout the garden will tend to look utilitarian rather than homely. Focal points such as large specimen trees, feature walls or art work benefit from lighting. Quite often it is the features that you enjoy in your garden during the day that you tend to also want to see after dark.
Jaelynn Marquez Lighting, 2018-09-15 06:11:56. Another way to light your house or your landscape is with LED lighting. LED lighting is the newest in lighting technology. LED lights are lights that are composed of tiny little bulbs. Some LED lights are composed of many LED bulbs and can be almost as bright as a regular light. LED lights are very good because they require very little electricity and can even be used together with solar power. For those of you who have a lot of sun, for your landscape lighting, try using solar lights with LED bulbs instead of regular low voltage lighting. You can save on your electric bill and each solar landscape light has its own solar panel. Many of these solar landscape LED lights are designed to generate and store electricity during the day and then when it is dark enough, they turn on and stay on all night.
Addilynn Fleming Lighting, 2018-09-15 21:37:57. At this stage it's very important to make sure that you are very familiar with every aspect of your garden, especially those parts that you hardly notice during the day. I recommend that you tour your garden a few times in the evening just as its getting dark and use a reasonable powerful portable light or torch to help decide about those garden features you might want to illuminate. As you go round the garden make a list of the types of lighting you will need in all the different areas of your garden. Don't just concentrate on the lighting that's going to create the "wow" factor. Your security and safety lighting is also important.
Addilyn Mclean Lighting, 2018-09-16 00:42:52. Use decorative exterior lights to add mood and create atmosphere to an outside space in the evenings, they are easy to install and add that WOW factor to any occasion. Highlight features, add ambience to sitting and social areas, make the most of water features and, if appropriate, advertise! String Lights are bulbs connected at regular intervals along a low voltage power wire. The bulbs and shades, if they have any, determine their types.
Ivanna Benton Lighting, 2018-09-15 21:14:52. Do you really need your lights on all the time? This is a question you really need to ask yourself. Chances are you don't. Do you leave your office for 5 minutes and come back an hour later, in the meantime the lights have been burning the whole time. Are there aisles in your warehouse that are only used for 30 minutes a day but remain fully lit for 24 hours? If the answer to either of those questions, or countless others that I don't have room to write here, is yes then you could benefit from installing some lighting controls more advanced than an onoff switch. These come in various different flavours depending on your needs. They can control one light or a bank of lights, they can be sensitive the overall light level in the room this means that if sunlight is streaming through the window then the lights don't need to come on and won't. They can be used to detect the presence or the absence of people. They can dim lights or turn them on and off. What they all have in common is their ability to save you money by stopping you wasting electricity.
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