Mar 032010
 

electrical project New Home Project: Pantry and Closet LightingA couple of months ago I wrote my first blog post for my New Home Project post series.  This post series is about the lighting projects I have undertaken in my new home. That first post was about the installation of our kitchen under cabinet lighting. I had hoped to make these posts a little more frequent, but you know how that goes…time gets away from you. Either way, I am finally writing my second post for this series and it is about using Microfluorescent T4 fixtures as pantry and closet lighting.

As a I stated in my previous post, some of my lighting projects I did myself, and others I had professional electricians perform. Adding my pantry and closet lighting was a mix of both.  During the construction of my new home I had the electricians install electrical outlets that were controlled by a light switch in our two kitchen pantries.  One of these pantries was in the kitchen, and the other was actually a coat closet beneath our stairs close to our kitchen that we had the builder convert into a pantry (we call this our “big pantry”). I had these electrical outlets included so that once we moved into the house I could easily install Microfluorescent T4 fixtures around and above the interior door frames of each pantry. The Microfluorescent T4 fixtures come with a cord and plug and you can also purchase flexible linking cables to link two or more fixtures together, which is what I did.  Why did I choose these fixtures? I think this customer comment says it all…

The T4 is sleek, compact, easy to install and provides a generous amount of light in a very small footprint.

Nov 122009
 

electrical project New Home Project: Under Cabinet LightingRecently, my family and I moved into a new home. We had lived in our previous home for more than seven years (loving every minute in our old house). But we were starting to get just a little cramped as our family had grown from just the two of us to now the four of us.  While packing and moving is no fun at all, I was looking forward to the new house because I had some big plans for our lighting. I mean, hey, I do work for a lighting company.

Over the next couple of blog posts, I am going to share the lighting projects that I have tackled in our new home (including pics). Some projects I did and others I had professional electricians perform. My first new home project was adding under cabinet lights. I had under cabinet lighting installed in our previous home and there was just no way I was not going to have my under cabinet lighting. I literally cannot live without them. We have a favorite saying in our household when we talk about something we want or like.  We say, “It’s a quality of life issue.” Well, under cabinet lighting is a “quality of life issue for me.”
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Jul 012009
 

Rope lighting is perfect for lining the top of a cove ceiling , and you can use either warm white or cool white LED rope light to create the desired effect.  Rob Q. used our Cool White LED Rope Lights for the cove around the top of his living room.  Check out the “after” photos:

CoveLightingLEDCoolWhiteRopeLight 2 Customer Lighting Project: Cool White LED Rope Lights
“Thanks for processing my order. I thought you might like to see how I used my previous order of LED rope lights. I built a cove light in my living room to conceal surround-sound speaker wires and placed the rope lights in the cove. They provide a beautiful, cool glow to our home and make the vaulted ceiling seem even higher. The indirect light is perfect for watching TV and one can even read by the light. I’m planning to add this new order above the kitchen cabinets and along the top of a beam which separates the living room and kitchen.”
CoveLightingLEDCoolWhiteRopeLight 1 Customer Lighting Project: Cool White LED Rope Lights
Jul 012009
 

Take a closer look at the purple cubes the mannequins are standing on in this DKNY window display.  Inside each cube are four 16-watt T4 grounded microfluorescent fixtures.  Chad Oliver of Donna Karen NY sent us these photos.  He set up the fixtures to stand upright and then connected them with 6 inch flexible connectors.  Beautiful!

DNKY2 400 Customer Lighting Project: Microfluorescent T4 Grounded Light Fixtures
DNKY1 400 Customer Lighting Project: Microfluorescent T4 Grounded Light Fixtures
Jul 012009
 

Each year, motorcycle enthusiasts gather at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground in Sturgis, SD, and one of the central attractions is the Motorcycles as Art exhibit.  World-famous motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter puts the exhibit together.  It captures the personal expression, creativity and spirit that permeate the history and culture of motorcycling.  Shown in the photos are our PAR Halogen Telescoping Display Lights (Model #PDL-188)  being used as gallery lighting at the exhibit.

Buffalo Chip main room Customer Lighting Project: PAR Halogen Telescoping Display Lights
Buffalo Chip display lights1 Customer Lighting Project: PAR Halogen Telescoping Display Lights
Buffalo Chip display lights2 Customer Lighting Project: PAR Halogen Telescoping Display Lights

Photos provided by The Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground in Sturgis, SD

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