In lighting news…
What is driving the outdoor LED lighting revolution? According to venture capitalist Jeff Bocan, factors include improving product quality, cost-competitiveness, stimulus funding, education, and the green movement.
The National Kitchen and Bath Association recently released the top kitchen and bath trends for 2010.
Did you know… outdoor lighting reduces the risk of burglary by 50 to 70 percent?
In lighting tips…
Interior design blog posts with trends and photos are always remodeling inspirations. Discover fresh ideas for remodeling the master bathroom with this post on unexpected bathroom moves, quit your gym membership and read 10 tips for designing a home exercise space, or create the ideal multi-tasking area with this recipe for great kitchen lighting.
Get the inside scoop on LEDs from this article on CNET News. Martin LaMonica, writer for the Green Tech column, installed brand new LEDs to replace all the light bulbs in his home and shared his honest opinion on their quality.
The Building Moxie blog wrote a helpful article on how to design a kitchen island and included tips on storage, seating, electrics, plumbing, appliances, and overall size/shape.
If you like to read real remodeling stories, check out this article on Bridget and Doug’s kitchen. It’s the perfect example of a much-needed renovation that will pay off in the future when the couple is ready to sell. Lighting updates included under cabinet lighting, recessed halogens, sconces, and a chandelier.
Other cool sites…
Our xenon light strip was featured on the DIY network show Rescue Renovation! In the episode, a college student buys a small house 1000 miles away – without ever seeing it. The Rescue Renovation team came in when he realized the “fixer-upper” was in need of a complete overhaul. Our light strip was used behind crown molding to accentuate the original cove ceiling in the living room.
Ever wondered what an LED bulb manufacturing company looks like? The Washington Post did a feature on the Lighting Science Group’s factory with photos showing exactly how LEDs are made.