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11 Strip Lighting Packages for Any Application

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11 Strip Lighting Packages for Any Application

Looking for an easy way to create the right ambiance for any room?  We've created 11 easy to install LED strip tape packages from accent to task to RGB. The kitchen is a great place to add LED strip lighting. In this example, a low wattage tape was installed to accent the above cabinets, a medium wattage tape on the toe-kick for ambiance and then a high wattage high CRI tape for the under cabinet lighting. One space, 3 different opportunities.   Here is another example of a Kitchen utilizing a higher wattage and higher CRI tape for the task lighting...

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LED's That Replicate the Look of Vintage Style Bulbs

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LED's That Replicate the Look of Vintage Style Bulbs

Vintage Edison Bulb or LED, can you tell the difference? Specialty manufacturers of LED lightbulbs have finally mastered the art of mimicking the warm, vintage glow of the ‘filament style’ incandescent. Now there’s an acceptable LED replacement option for just about any fixture featuring the bulb as part of its design. Archipelago Lighting is dedicated to reinventing classic lighting. Their Vintage LED Series combines the classic design of glass vintage bulbs with their advanced energy-saving LED technology.  Classic designs with soft amber glass and brass colored bases – Archipelago’s advanced LED color management system runs cool, but looks warm and...

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5 Ways to Update Your Old Recessed Lighting

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5 Ways to Update Your Old Recessed Lighting

5 Simple Solutions to Update those old nasty recessed lights and trims: Are your old trims turning yellow? Are those 80s-style eyeball lights staring at you all day long, judging you about your electrical usage and just giving you the creeps? Are the bulbs in the fixtures even the correct ones? Do you even remember what good lighting looked like? Let the Pros at Energy Squad help turn those old recessed fixtures into something you can be proud of again. Here are 5 options that will brighten up your life and save you some money on your electric bill: 1....

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Artificial Sunlight That’s Real Enough to Trick Your Eye

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Artificial Sunlight That’s Real Enough to Trick Your Eye

    There’s a new line of luminaires changing the way people think about “artificial light.” An Italian company called CoeLux has developed an innovative light source that recreates the look of sunlight through a skylight so well that it easily passes as the real thing.        It’s a high tech LED skylight that’s designed to provide “sunlight” for interior spaces cut off from the outdoors. One of the main ideas behind it is that to create realistic sunlight, you can’t just simulate the sun… you need to recreate the atmosphere as well.         CoeLux uses an enclosed LED projector...

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Adding a touch of blue can make you Smile!!!

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Adding a touch of blue can make you Smile!!!

Challenge Level: Intermediate Tools: Measuring Tape Cordless Drill Various drill bits Hack Saw or Chop Saw Scissors Electrical Plyers Electrical Snips Waterproof Sealant When this Energy Squad customer came to us looking for a creative way to add some light to their indoor porch,  we thought what a great opportunity to add some color in their lives.   The finished result,  an amazingly "cool" feeling space where one can relax, listen to some music and stare off into the stars.   Here is how it was done: 1.  The first step was to determine where the light was going to...

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