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LED Pucks vs Strips for Under Cabinet Lighting (Reviews/Ratings)

by Susan Burke

Remodeling your kitchen can be exciting; picking out all your new appliances, cabinets, tile and everything else to make your kitchen stylish.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting

LED Strips vs LED Tape Under Cabinet Lighting (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Dagmar Hemp

Under cabinet lighting is important to consider in your home renovation or construction because it provides terrific task light. It also highlights decor, and provides safe night lights.

We will be looking at the latest LED strips (some very different ones) as well as LED tape. First a bit about LED.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting

Best LED Swing Arms For Bedside (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Roger Pontes

Swing arm lamps are very popular. It’s a great idea to install one on either side of your bed for reading. Instead of turning the main light fixture on and risk upsetting your spouse, you can just turn on the swing arm lamp and use that instead. 

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Topics: LED Lighting, Lighting, Bedroom

24 Volts vs. 12 Volts for LED Under Cabinet Lighting (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Roger Pontes

You have more options for under cabinet lighting now than ever. They're also way different than just 5 years ago. LED is now the standard, but you have a choice between 24 volt and 12 volt systems.

Each have advantages, but both should be used differently. We look at both systems and then compare. First, let me explain the difference between low and regular line voltage.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting

How to Light Your Toe Kick (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Monica Kao

What is a Toe kick? It is a recess at the bottom of a base cabinet. Generally it is the same color as the cabinet frame or floors.

No one would think to put lighting there. The benefits? You will never miss another dust bunny or crumbs while cleaning!

Toe kick lighting can provide dramatic accent lighting without much cost. We will look at the different types with plenty of pictures to help you with your project.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Lighting

Best New LED Recessed Lights (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Recessed is the one of the most complicated product purchases for your home. You will probabaly agonize over what type of lighting and where to place them (we will cover placement more extensively in other articles).

Now the actual technology has improved incredibly as well. There is now recessed offering double the output from just last year. We will show you the newest technology and familiarize you with different lighting terms to eliminate confusion.

After reading this, you will be able to be on even grounds with your electrician.

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Topics: LED 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

LED Outdoor Lighting: Choosing Tape or Rope

by Henriette Rieu

I love lighting the outside.

It provides safety and security, but quite frankly it also adds elegance. There are two main lighting products for the outdoors, rope lighting and LED tape.

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Topics: LED 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

Replacing Incandescent Bulbs With Halogen, CFL or LED (Reviews/Ratings)

by Roger Pontes

Due to new energy efficient standards most incandescent bulbs can no longer be produced. With this new law how do you decide which bulb is best for your home?

So why are light bulbs changing?

In 2007 Congress passed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act. This meant that many products including light bulbs had to improve in order to be more energy efficient. You can still buy light bulbs that look similar to your old incandescent bulbs but they are more efficient now. All new bulbs must have labels to help you choose the most efficient ones.

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Topics: LED Lighting, LED Light Bulbs

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