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Under cabinet lighting is a great way to add ambience to your kitchen and enhance its working space. Countertops often double as work stations, especially in smaller kitchens, and ensuring that they are properly lit can mean less struggling to read recipes, fewer injuries, and better prepared food. Under cabinet lighting doesn’t have to be limited to your kitchen, though. It can be added to basements, workshops, laundry rooms, bathrooms, or anywhere you may have need of extra illumination under your cabinets. There are a variety of different fixture types that will work underneath your cabinets in any room you

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holiday lighting spotlight led rope lights
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Its official astronomical start date may not be until December 21, but wintry weather is already upon us, and with it, the holiday season. The days may be at their shortest and darkest, but there are lots of festive ways to introduce more light into your home. If you’ve delayed decking the halls and facade of your home until now—delay no longer. There are several styles of energy-efficient holiday lighting you can use to illuminate both in- and outside of your house or flat in creative ways, including rope lights. Rope Lights Rope lights are a versatile lighting option that

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brighten up home this winter oakfurnitureland
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The temperature is dropping, the days are getting shorter, and spending time outdoors is becoming less appealing. There’s no doubt about it—winter is here. We teamed up with Oak Furnitureland to share some of our most illuminating tips for how you can use lighting and home decor to brighten up your home this winter. Get our tips for: Featured Image Credit: Robert Smith, 2018.  Sarah LevisonSarah is a long-time employee of the Lightbulb Company, with a background in hospitality and a keen awareness of the important role lighting plays in our everyday lives. She has worn many hats at our

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how lighting needs to change as we age
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As we age, our bodies change and so do our physical needs. You may find new aches and pains, fine lines and wrinkles, or changes to your hearing and vision. The older we get, the more pronounced these changes become—small print might be harder to read and light may produce more glare than it used to—but the good news is that by adjusting our lighting, we can make things more comfortable for older generations and ourselves. How the eye changes By the time you enter your 40s, your eyes and eyesight have begun to deteriorate. You may not instantly notice

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10 creative home lighting ideas led strips
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Gone are the days of expensive and slow-to-warm-up cold white LED bulbs. The variety and selection of LEDs available today opens up a lot of creative options for illuminating your home. These highly efficient lamps now come in a wide range of colours, lumen levels, and shapes, including low-profile, flexible strips that are perfect for adding unique ambience to any space. LED strips are incredibly versatile and customizable, and they easily fit in all manner of places thanks to their adhesive backing or clips—as long as they are within reach of an electrical outlet and a surface they can attach

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office lighting ideas layering light commercial
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When lighting an office, it’s really easy to get caught up on one facet and overlook the other vital aspects of good lighting design. With office lighting, it’s especially important to create balance between form and function. Your goal should be to create a space that is safe and comfortable to work in—ergonomics always should take priority over aesthetics—but that doesn’t mean you need to do away with decoration and style entirely. Instead, you can use the technique of layering light to incorporate both aspects into your office lighting plan. What is layering light? When lighting experts discuss layering light,

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can i use battery operated lights outdoors
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Lightweight, requiring no complicated installation, and offering immediate illumination with the flip of a switch or press of a button, battery-operated lights are a quick and convenient way to add ambience or security lighting just about anywhere. They don’t require access to an electrical outlet and look wonderful in jars, along mantles, stair railings, and windows—but what about outdoors, where they’ll be exposed to less-than-ideal temperatures, inclement weather, and the occasional curious critter? The answer to whether you can use battery lights outdoors is a soft yes, with one important caveat: They have to be outdoor rated. If your battery-powered

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Lighting is considered an “atmospheric”, which means that it’s a design element that stores, restaurants, and other businesses can use to influence consumers, clients, and even employees. Knowing how atmospherics like lighting, scent, temperature, or music sway the feelings and actions of people is useful for both sides of the exchange—businesses can use it to entice, encourage, and influence mood and purchase behaviour, and consumers can be more aware of how they are being affected so they can evaluate their choices more carefully to avoid buyer’s remorse and the stress of dealing with returns. In this post, we’ll shine some

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introducing castello style led filament bulbs opus capsules
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We are always working to bring you the latest advancements in energy efficient lighting, so we’re excited to announce the addition of two new lines of LED products to our online store: high-end Castello Style LED filament bulbs, and ultra-efficient OPUS LED capsules. Get to know our newest products: Castello Style LED Filament Bulbs Castello Style’s LED filament bulbs are not your average Edison bulb. These high-end lamps are known for creating a warm, elegant atmosphere without the carbon footprint of traditional incandescent filament bulbs. Featuring a high-quality build and exceptional finish, Castello Style bulbs were designed with bars, cafes,

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how to light low ceilings
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Ceilings are considered ‘low’ when they are under 8 feet (2.4 metres) because of how little vertical space you have to play with before light fixtures start becoming a hazard to taller residents and guests. Whether they are in your attic, your basement, or your entire home, low ceilings can mean making compromises when it comes to your lighting design. Improperly lit low ceilings can easily result in inadvertent, unflattering pools of high-contrast lighting. Inconsistent or overly bright lighting can also make it harder to see what you are doing, especially in areas such as basements and attics—rooms that are

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