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Get Your Home's Recessed Lighting Right
Learn the formula for how much light a room needs plus how to space downlights, use dimmers and more
"formula for how much light a room needs plus how to space downlights, use dimmers and... mix of lighting, and recessed lighting is a big part of that success. Well-placed... recessed lighting (also known as can lights or downlights) can highlight a room's... amount of recessed lighting into your life.... Lighting design is both an art and a science. Our homes thrive when we choose the... cient recessed lights. Hi Bunky61 - Use high quality LED down/can lights in your..."
12 Ways to Light Your Kitchen With LEDs
See how to use new energy-saving lights to illuminate your kitchen, light a countertop and add style, too
"energy-saving lights to illuminate your kitchen, light a countertop and add style, too... LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are energy-saving light sources that last for years... flexibility for your design project. They can be used for task lighting, general room lighting... lighting and accent lighting. Here are some sensible-style ways to incorporate them... interested in LED lighting for the energy savings, lack of mercury, and colours. But I have..."
The Lowdown on High-Efficiency LED Lighting
Learn about LED tapes, ropes, pucks and more to create a flexible and energy-efficient lighting design that looks great
"about LED tapes, ropes, pucks and more to create a flexible and energy-efficient... When LEDs (light-emitting diodes) came on the market, people were slow to use them... mean that LEDs can produce that warm, yellow light many homeowners prefer in their living... better-quality light. LEDs can last up to 25,000 hours and use 75 percent less energy than... versatility. LEDs cover the range of light, from soft and warm to crisp and cool, and come..."
Recessed Lighting 101
Looking to brighten a drab, dim space? Recessed lighting may be your answer. Here's what you need to know
"space? Recessed lighting may be your answer. Here's what you need to know... it is: Recessed lighting, sometimes called recessed cans or can lighting, is installed... to put recessed lights on a dimmer. That way, you can control the light levels at... clients. Try led pot lights as they are brighter than traditional leds and don't get hot... attic for the housing. Is there a light available for tight spaces? I currently have..."
Recess Time: Boost Your Bathroom Storage With a Niche
Carve out space behind the drywall to add shelves or cabinets, giving you more room for bathroom essentials and extras
"more room for bathroom essentials and extras... “Recession" is an ugly word when it comes to the economy. However, it's a glorious... cases, for example if space warrants you can put the recess for towels elsewhere in... Adding some lighting to recess can also give a great effect "In bathrooms where every... works for one person won't necessarily work for the next persons space but ideas... thread and for that, I am saddened because Houzz is an awesome site for sharing. I would..."
My Houzz: LEDs and a Living Wall Color a Minimalist Slovakian Home
Thanks to a modern overhaul, this small Central European apartment is now a testament to efficiency and thoughtful design
"backdrop for his most prized showpiece: a living wall that lights up with kaleidoscopic... working for an architectural studio focusing mostly on low-energy and passive houses... calling for reconstruction," he says. He wanted his new home to embody minimalist design... and the LED lighting. Absolutely gorgeous! My only question is where the heater radiator... design for a small space! The allocation of space for each area and a quality execution..."
How to Light a Kitchen for Older Eyes and Better Beauty
Include the right kinds of light in your kitchen's universal design plan to make it more workable and visually pleasing for all
"kinds of light in your kitchen's universal design plan to make it more workable and... on of light, so that more light is often needed to see. This changes how we perceive... amount of light, location of the light source and color temperature will improve your... and our lighting requirements change. The ability to focus on near objects decreases... the need for contrast greater. There are many other issues that affect aging eye lenses..."
Pick the Right Pendant for Your Kitchen Island
Don't settle for bland builder-grade pendant lights when you can have your pick of colors and kinds to match your kitchen's style
"settle for bland builder-grade pendant lights when you can have your pick of colors... droplet lights. Builder-grade pendant lights have become as predictable as maple and... Because the lights that hang over your kitchen peninsula are a great opportunity to amp... pendant lights of different styles. Some are more subdued, some are major scene stealers... natural light by day, and cans with LED lights in the ceiling by night. I may add..."
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
"glare for a bathroom that's safe and works for all... LEDs in the shower and tub, while aging homeowners might need more light to make... universal lighting scheme for your bathroom doesn't mean it has to be dull. Here are... includes lighting. Younger homeowners might like the vibe and ambience of colored LEDs... examples of lighting techniques and material selections that can make your bathroom sparkle... enough light. Any suggestions for smallish bar lights that can be placed vertcially..."
5 Questions to Ask for the Best Room Lighting
Get your overhead, task and accent lighting right for decorative beauty, less eyestrain and a focus exactly where you want
"accent lighting right for decorative beauty, less eyestrain and a focus exactly where... whether your lighting works. Lighting is a telltale sign of design quality and one of the... composition of light, layers, direction and flow. If your lighting choreography consists... years, the lighting trends change," says Melissa Kilgore, a lighting specialist at Ferguson... space a light makeover. So if you're wondering if it's time for an update, ask yourself..."
Universal Lighting Design Strategies for 4 Key Home Areas
Brighten the way for eyes of any age with ambient and task lighting that supports safety and imparts beauty
"the way for eyes of any age with ambient and task lighting that supports safety and... Lighting can create drama by accentuating dark areas and creating bright focal points... balanced lighting levels. All rooms — and ages — can benefit from this simple lighting... having lights on both side of the mirror provides better lighting for shaving and... to make for a nice surprise. I researched a lot of lighting options for my house and..."
Missoni for Target Collection Debuts to a Shopping Frenzy
"that led eager shoppers to line up early and crash site... socks for myself and a pair of wellies for my daughter though. I am surprised that... Except for a handful of tote bags, everything was sold out in my local store by the... ;-) same for the housewares I was wanting. This is just mean. Target should have prepared... prepared for this onslaught. I went online in the morning and the site was down already... throw for my couch but so happy about my purchases! Cannot believe how much attention..."
Here's a Bright Idea: Smart Bulbs for Better Lighting
Lightbulbs that can change brightness and color with a cell phone command show flashes of design brilliance
"now new LED (light-emitting diode) lightbulbs promise to become any color and any... performance, for lack of a better word. Studies show that light can affect mood, productivity... your lighting for your activities in the room — reading, working, relaxing, entertaining... more. LED bulbs are low energy and last for decades. And some of the most innovative... you want lighting your home. The ability to customize color can dramatically improve..."
8 Ways to Get Ambient Lighting Just Right
See clearly, boost energy and create the mood you want with these tips for harnessing natural and artificial light
"these tips for harnessing natural and artificial light... Christmas lights for new LED mini lights. All lighting is not alike.... ambient lighting in our homes, but there are things to consider before you get out... your new lighting will look. If you recently swapped out your incandescent bulbs for... that the light quality is different — whiter. The same is true if you have traded in... ceiling with recessed lighting. I think we will try the LED bulbs. I take using LED bulbs..."
Easy Sparkle: String Lights for Christmas and All Year
"twinkling lights over desk, closet, shelf, mirror or table... string lights aglow everywhere you look. String lights are certainly festive and merry... magical light — everyone "looks good" under the soft glow of string lights. And in... strings lights work in a space even after Jan. 1 rolls around. Here are some rooms... string lights simply add a pretty, decorative glow that doesn't have to spell holiday... lights for toekick lighting, cove lighting, cabinet lighting, shelving lighting, alcove..."