Cheers to Home Bars!

The idea of adding a personal bar in the home appeals to many people. The bar can be a focal point for entertaining or a place for family and friends to relax, visit or watch television. Often, home bars are incorporated into a kitchen or set up near a wine storage area. A bar canRead More


Master Suite Remodeling Trends

Your master suite is a place to unwind and escape from the pressures of the day. An upgrade that incorporates new trends and technologies can transform the suite into a luxurious yet functional retreat as well as a good investment when you decide to sell your home. The master bath offers many opportunities to createRead More


Bring Sunlight Into Your Home

Daylighting is the use of windows and skylights to bring sunlight into your home. Today’s highly energy-efficient windows, as well as advances in lighting design, reduce the need for artificial lighting during daylight hours without causing heating or cooling problems. The best way to incorporate daylighting in your home depends on your climate and home’sRead More


Should You Turn off a Light Before Leaving a Room?

The cost effectiveness of when to turn off lights depends on the type of bulb and the cost of electricity. The type of lightbulb you use is important for several reasons. All lightbulbs have a nominal or rated operating life, which is affected by how many times they are turned on and off. The moreRead More


Reduce Lighting Energy Consumption

Lighting typically accounts for about 17 percent of residential electricity use, but there are easy ways you can reduce energy consumption by lighting in your residence without compromising lighting quality or convenience.  1. Turn off the lights when you don’t need them. 2. Install (and use) dimming controls where possible. 3. Use photoelectric lighting controlsRead More


How to Choose the Correct Light Bulb

Choosing the right light bulb is a balancing act between energy savings, comfort, durability, cost, and compatibility. Each area of a home or office will require different types of light and present different opportunities for savings.  Incandescent Bulbs Incandescent bulbs provide rich and warm light quality, excellent color rendering, and controllability, but are the leastRead More


Light Up the Holidays: Lighting Tips From GE Lighting

This weekend homes across the country will be a little brighter when millions of Americans kick off the holiday season by trimming their trees, and their yards, with holiday lights. Here are some seasonal lighting tips suggested by GE Lighting veteran Mary Beth Gotti, director of the GE Lighting & Electrical Institute. Know Your Lights.Read More