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Adding Strip Lights to some Transition Steps.

Gino Hefner 12V LED Strip Lighting Dimmable Strip Lighting DiodeLED Energy Squad Fluid View Gino Hefner LED Strip Lighting Lighting Control Lutron Lutron Caseta Lutron Pico Smart Keyapds Smart Lighting Step Lighting

Adding Strip Lights to some Transition Steps.

  BEFORE AFTER Ready to add some light to your steps? Here is what was involved with this install: MATERIAL: DiodeLED Fluid View 12V 2700K LED Strip Tape 45° Chromopath Channel Frosted Lens OmniDrive 12V 30W LED Driver Lutron Caseta Professional Dimmer and Pico Keypad. Installation Steps:  The two biggest challenge for this install were determining where to place the LED 12V transformer and how to control the lights. Fortunately for this dealer, they were able to fish a low voltage wire from the beginning of the tape run to an open space below. As for the control, adding an...

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With IFTTT you can be the programming wizard you have always wanted to be.

Gino Hefner Energy Squad Gino Hefner

With IFTTT you can be the programming wizard you have always wanted to be.

What is IFTTT? IFTTT is a free web based service that easily allows you to create simple conditional statements triggered from the APP's you know and love. IFTTT stands for If This Then That and the conditional statements are called recipes. Recipes are simple connections between products and apps. There are two types of Recipes: DO Recipes and IF Recipes.   Do recipes enable you to create your own custom workflows activated by a simple tap. There are three types of DO recipes, DO Button, DO Photo and DO Note. Do recipes save you time and allow you to take control of the things you...

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Don't Throw Away Those Old Fixtures Just Yet.....

Gino Hefner Circline Retrofit Circular Retrofit Dimmable LED Energy Squad Gino Hefner LED Retrofit SR8 Retrofit TerraLux

Don't Throw Away Those Old Fixtures Just Yet.....

When this Property Manager was faced with failing CFL bulbs, a maintenance team that was spending more time changing light bulbs then fixing things that really needed attention, and a lighting budget that was shrinking from maintenance and material fees, he contacted Energy Squad for a solution. What to do?? They didn't want to replace all the fixtures for LED Fixture's because they just installed these 5 years earlier and they still looked nice.   NEW Fixture with CFL Lamps 14W CFL Lamps 45 total Watts with transfromers The Solution: After weighing out the possible options, Energy Squad determined that...

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Feeling Blue.....not with DiodeLED's Blaze LED Tape.

Gino Hefner Accent Lighting BLAZE STRIP TAPE Blue LED Strip Light Dimmable LED DiodeLED Energy Squad Gino Hefner Master Bathroom

Feeling Blue.....not with DiodeLED's Blaze LED Tape.

Wanna add some color to your master ensuite?  Check out this cool install in a master bathroom shower. Let's take a look at what was involved with this install. Prep Stage: With any successful project, prior planning prevents a poor performance.  The challenge here was how to service the LED strip tape when you have no way to access it.  The solution was to run two strips of DiodeLED's Blue BLAZE LED Tape.   Installation: Two strips of Blue BLAZE LED Strip tape were installed in Square Chromapath Channel on either side of the pocket created behind the tile.  Each...

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Now you see them, Now you Don't!

Gino Hefner Dimmable LED DiodeLED Energy Squad Gino Hefner Lighting Panels Lutron Lutron Homeworks Lutron Lighting Magnetic Transformers

Now you see them, Now you Don't!

What do you do when you have limited space and a lot of low voltage lighting?   Check out this creative installation in a condo. Here is what was involved: Prep Work: This particular condo had over 500' of DiodeLED strip tape installed.  The challenge, where do you place all the needed transformers and still adhere to the recommended distances for each tape type.  After some good planning,  utilizing three empty spaces and Lutron's Homeworks Lighting Control system,  this customer was able to get everything they wanted and more. Installation: Much of this install occurred behind the scenes.  Using spread...

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