This Father’s Day, get out of the tie and money clip routine with 15 bright gift ideas that shine a light on Dad’s favorite past times. Is your dad a grill master, an adventurer, an artist or a hardcore movie buff? Or is he one of those guys that has his own personal style that can’t be nailed down to just one? Whatever the case, chances are good that we’ve got a lighting gift to match his style:
Today begins our newest series: Weekend Warrior. It’s part of our quest to bring our customers unique products and offer creative ideas for DIY projects around the house. This week we’re tackling one of our most innovative new products: The NETBRIGHT™ Wireless Motion Sensor Networked Spotlights.
The Problem – lack of security lighting for rear of home.
The DIY solution I chose – Mr. Beams Netbright Wireless Spotlights.
I recently moved to a part of North Carolina where many of the homes in the area are vacation homes that are vacant throughout much of the year. Unfortunately, during the off-season months break-ins are common and I thought it would be wise to install security lighting around the perimeter of my home.
Currently, we have a fantastic motion sensor floodlight that gradually increases its light level installed at the front of my home. I have gotten into the habit of making excuses to walk near it just because I think it’s so cool.
The back entrance of my home … not so much… Read More
Peanut butter and jelly, baseball and summer, flowers and spring, Mother’s Day and night lights …Wait, what? OK so maybe it’s a stretch, but we think there are at least 10 reasons Mom might want a night light this Mother’s Day:
#1 To see the toy on the stairs that she’s about to trip over.
#2 To be ready for a game of flashlight tag at any moment.
#3 To detect motion when her teenager is trying to sneak out.
#4 To detect motion when her husband is trying to sneak to the fridge.
#5 To avoid sharing the bed with a scared-of-the-dark toddler.
#6 To add to her massive collection of seashell themed decor.
#7 To bring back the days of her disco dancing youth.
#8 To guide her to the restroom in a haze of sleep.
#9 To guide her steps to the car after her child tells her at 11:30pm that a project is due tomorrow.
#10 To navigate a stealthy, army-crawl exit from the nursery after the baby finally falls asleep.
Not convinced? That’s okay, we’ve got a few more ideas up our sleeve that can still make you a hero on Mother’s Day.
According to Gifts.com, flowers are the most popular Mother’s Day gift. I love to get a vibrant colorful bouquet too, until a week or so later when the flowers have wilted and all reminders of my children’s undying devotion (sarcasm) is erased. My favorite flowers have always been the ones that I can enjoy for years.
Somewhere in my attic are a collection of faded and worn construction paper flowers, inscribed with the squiggly Mother’s Day messages of a determined young son just learning his letters. On my fridge, I still have a handprint Mother’s Day magnet from 2003:
I would wager that in attics and on fridges around the world, many mothers have their own versions of these.
Why do we cherish these things and drag them from house to house over the years? For me it’s because they represent a love that is honest, innocent, and unhindered by the busyness and drama of adolescence and adulthood.
As an adult, there’s not much that you can give Mom to take the place of that tattered paper flower or smudged handprint tulip, but there are ways that you can celebrate your mom with gifts from the heart that bloom long after Mother’s Day has ended. Read More
This year Pegasus Lighting added several new solar lights to our online store, and there are a handful that I’ve been ogling since the day they took residence on our site. In a strictly professional quest to gain a better understanding of our product offerings (wink, wink) I requested some products for thorough evaluation. The first item to take the spotlight: The Solar LED White Washed Metal Lantern:
The Nitty Gritty:
- The light is a little over 12” tall (about the size of a large shoebox) and has a metal white washed finish with opaque plastic lenses.
- 2 Amber LEDs, powered by a solar panel and 1 AA NiCd rechargeable battery (included) provide 360 degrees of light.
- Dusk to Dawn Operation turns the light off automatically when the sun comes up to save battery life.
- $19.90 (price as of this blog post)
In our 15+ years of selling unique lights & lighting accessories we’ve learned that our customers like it when we make things simple. They also like it when we make them super-affordable. So packaging our lighting products into easy-to-buy kits with special bundled pricing was a no-brainer. From the kitchen to the dorm room, the deck to the tornado shelter – these Mr. Beams Lighting kits have you covered. Read More