Using LED Lights This Holiday

LED lighting can be used anywhere and everywhere this holiday season and throughout the year. LED is an acronym for Light Emitting Diode, the technical description of the energy-saving lighting products. LED lights emit very low heat and carbon dioxide and they can be recycled. This reduces the risk of fire and keeps the air inside and out much cleaner. They use up to 80 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and they last for years. A 50-light string of incandescent tree lights uses an average of 250 watts while a 70-light string of LED lights uses about three watts. New technology The light bulb's color is in the LED's semiconductor chip. The light's outside case can be clear or colored. In contrast, the incandescent lights are all clear white or yellow with the casing carrying the color. Those colors can fade over time while the LED colors do not change. LED lights come in all sizes and shapes. This includes round bulbs and the standard C5, C6, C7 and C9 …
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6 Modern Ways to Use LED Light in the Bathroom

Bathrooms are one of the easiest areas in any home to give a quick facelift. Today’s savvy homeowner can make even the smallest, windowless water closet feel like a modern throne room with the clever use of LED lighting. LED lighting is both flexible and environmentally friendly – providing a vast array of styles and low-energy options for virtually any requirement. Today we’ve lined up six top tips for using LED lighting in your bathroom to inspire you on your next home decorating adventure. On Task! LED lighting can provide an excellent alternative to those kitsch globe lights your aunt Hilda had above her vanity mirror in the bathroom. By choosing a pair of lower-wattage sconces to grace the sides of the mirror over the sink, you’ll be thankful for the more balanced lighting and the healthier look that greets you in the mirror every morning. Accentuate the Details Accent lighting is often overlooked in smaller spaces in the home – but a smaller room, like the…
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Choosing the Perfect Window Coverings for Any Room

Nothing makes a room look unfinished more than a naked window. However, not just any type of window covering will do. Whether you are redecorating your entire house or just small office, the right window covering makes a statement. You want to decorate, shield yourself from the sun and ensure your privacy. Window coverings include:

Curtains. Window blinds like faux wood, aluminum, vinyl, wood and mini blinds. Drapes. Shutters. Solar screen (provides protection against harmful ultraviolet light).

Think about the purpose of each room. Eliminate the idea that every window treatment in a house or office must match. You’re not going for uniformity, but style and purpose. For instance, an entertainment room may require heavy drapes to keep sun out while giving the space a theater-like feel. For your bedroom, you may want a combination of wind…

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