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Felisberto Silva

Felisberto Silva is a Lighting Sales Consultant at Yale Appliance + Lighting. Fe has worked at Yale for over 15 years. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his three children and traveling.

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Recent Posts

Best Low Profile, Flush Mounted Ceiling Fans (Reviews/Ratings)

by Felisberto Silva

Flushmount fans differ from regular fans because the motor mounts flush to the ceiling rather than hang from a stem.

The savings in height can be substantial, up to 8 inches. On short ceilings, flushmounts are the fan of choice.

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Topics: Casablanca, Minka Aire, Ceiling Fans

5 Best Landscape Lighting Applications for Your Home

by Felisberto Silva

The exterior of the home is usually neglected in Lighting Design. You have your garage light but there’s so much more than that.

Properly lighting the outside of your home is just as crucial as lighting the inside of your home. Walking around your house in the dark can be tricky and dangerous.

Landscaping also adds an element of depth and beauty to your home. Here are a few simple ideas to incorporate into your landscape plan.

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Topics: Outdoor Lighting

5 Tips for Getting Started with Outdoor Lighting (Pictures)

by Felisberto Silva

Outdoor lighting is just as important – if not more important – than indoor lighting. Exterior lights are the first thing guests will see – whether it is the lights themselves or the lights illuminating the front of your house.

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Topics: Outdoor Lighting

Best Legrand Wall Switch Ideas (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Felisberto Silva

Switches didn’t really change much over the years. You had the basic switch with a white or almond plate. Lutron introduced the digital Maestro switch, but that was 20 years ago.

Now, Legrand has offered a modern switch with infinite customizable options.

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Topics: Legrand Adorne

How to Do Kitchen Track Lighting Right

by Felisberto Silva

The kitchen is one of the rooms in your house requiring the most light. Lighting in the kitchen will help with prep and cooking processes, and layered lighting with accent, ambient and decorative elements is your best bet to illuminate your space.

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Topics: Track Lighting

Legrand vs LED Tape Under Cabinet Lighting (Reviews/Ratings)

by Felisberto Silva

The two newest systems for under cabinet lighting are LED Tape and the Legrand under cabinet system. Both provide low profile LED lighting, but are very different in application. Functionality as well as new vs. old construction really determine the best system for your application. I like them both for different reasons. 

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Topics: LED Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting, Legrand Adorne

How To Light a Bathroom Mirror With Sconces

by Felisberto Silva

Aside from the kitchen, the bathroom might require the most serious amount of planning for your lighting.

Like any room, we typically recommend using the four types of lighting to make sure the room is properly illuminated – general, task, accent, and decorative.

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Topics: Bathroom Lighting, Wall Sconces

Color Temperature in LED Under Cabinet Lighting

by Felisberto Silva

Under-cabinet lighting has been around since the 1970’s. First as a fluorescent, then halogen, then low voltage and most recently LED.

Under cabinet is good for task and accent lighting in your kitchen, and can highlight your countertops. Just think about it – if you didn’t have lights under your upper cabinets, it would be hard to see when you plan any sort of chopping or prep work. Plus, why not also show off your new countertops with more lights?

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Topics: Under Cabinet Lighting

How to Buy and Install LED Tape (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Felisberto Silva

One of the most popular lights in the market today is LED.

LED lighting has many advantages over incandescent light sources such as lower energy consumption, longer life, and smaller size. LED technology is growing and slowly replacing incandescent and fluorescent lighting.

Below, we will show you just how easy it can be to buy and install some cool accent lighting using LED tape. Tape is really thin, so it is unobtrusive unlike standard light bars.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting

Transitional Chandelier Ideas for Your Dining Room

by Felisberto Silva

To recap our previous articles, we've already focused on light fixtures for the Traditionally styled dining rooms and Contemporary styled dining rooms.

Today we will be discussing Transitional design style. This aesthetic is seen as the bridge between traditional and modern design. Transitional brings some historical elements from traditional design and mixes it with clean lines. Its seen as a little more relaxed and eclectic as an aesthetic than traditional and modern designs.

This transitional dining room combines several different styles. For example, the chairs read as a good mix between modern and traditional. They have the angles and curves of some traditional design, but are wrapped up in clean-lined fabric with simple legs. The table feels more traditional to me, but by mixing the bench with the chairs, it adds interest by deviating from the typical setting.

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Topics: Lighting

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