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How To Install Under Cabinet Lights

If you are using the Legrand adorne under cabinet lights you can use existing outlets to plug them in. Another popular method to install under cabinet lights in kitchens is to hardwire them to a switch. You can turn the lights on and off, including dim functions, without having raggedy wires and plugs in your cooking space. Be aware, [...]

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Patio and Deck Lighting – Your Handy Guide to Winning Friends and Influencing Enemies through Your Deck and Patio Lighting

The world is a dark and scary place.  And it’s a lot scarier and darker at night, when it’s um… darker, because of that whole no-sun thing going on for nine hours.  Who knows what lurks out in the night?  Lions?  Tigers?  Bears?  Dick Cheney with a pellet gun?  Let me tell you, entertaining friends [...]

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Ceiling Medallions – A Chandelier’s Best Friend

If you’ve run into either of these scenarios, you need a Ceiling Medallion:  You’ve just bought your brand spankin’ new chandelier from Lighting and Locks, it’s arrived from FedEx, and you’ve taken down your old, chrome, polished-brass and seaweed colored chandelier from 1959 that you’ve hated ever since you bought the house.  There’s a big, [...]

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Saving Energy in the Summer

Heating and cooling your home makes up the largest portion of your electric bill each month. Water-heating and lighting are the next two energy expenses. These categories alone can make up more than 60% of your electricity usage. Any serious attempt at saving energy must start with these items. There are many other ways you [...]

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Energy Star: What Is It And Why Should I Care?

Energy Star is a government-backed organization that issues ratings on energy efficiency. Energy Star was created to help consumerS find energy-efficient products so they can save on their utility bills. Energy Star products can be identified by a symbol on packaging shown on the right. Why Are Some Products Rated And Others Are Not? Products [...]

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Pet-Proofing Your Lighting

In case you couldn’t tell, we’re all pet-lovers here at Lighting and Locks.com.  Our little furry friends are more than just companions, they’re part of our families, and we want to do everything possible to keep them happy and safe.  Pet-proofing your lighting might not be on the top of pet-owners’ to-do lists, but it [...]

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LED Bulbs or CFLs?

If like many people you are looking to save money and energy, the light fixtures in your home are a good place to start. Lighting your home can make up as much as 25% of your electric bill. For maximum savings, you can buy both Energy Star certified fixtures as well as energy saving CFLs [...]

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Squeaky Ceiling Fans and How To Fix Them

You just want to lay back and relax with the gentle breeze your ceiling fan produces. Your would-be catnap is interrupted by an irritating squeak coming from your beloved ceiling fan. What can you do to fix a squeaky ceiling fan? Fixing a Squeaky Ceiling Fan There can be many reasons a ceiling fan would [...]

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Under-Cabinet Lighting – Choosing From the Options

In part one of our under-cabinet lighting blog extravaganza (two posts can be considered an extravaganza, right?), we discussed the things you needed to consider before you go out and buy under-cabinet lighting.  Thing such as color temperature, depth, and actual hot/cold temperature.  If you didn’t read that post, you can take it home and [...]

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Under-Cabinet Lighting- Choosing the Right Lighting

The dark spaces inhabiting your home can be scary places.  Who knows what evil lurks in those blackened pits of despair?  And there are none so insidious as those dark spaces under your cabinets.  (No, really.  I promise.  Okay, just go with it, okay?  Please?)  I mean, without light there, how can you tell if [...]

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