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"I hate choosing Patio and Deck Lighting."

Patio and Deck Lighting – Your Handy Guide to Winning Friends and Influencing Enemies through Your Deck and Patio Lighting

The world is a dark and scary place.  And it’s a lot scarier and darker at night, when it’s um… darker, because of that whole no-sun thing going on for nine hours.  Who knows what lurks out in the night?  Lions?  Tigers?  Bears?  Dick Cheney with a pellet gun?  Let me tell you, entertaining friends [...]

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Ceiling Medallions – A Chandelier’s Best Friend

If you’ve run into either of these scenarios, you need a Ceiling Medallion:  You’ve just bought your brand spankin’ new chandelier from Lighting and Locks, it’s arrived from FedEx, and you’ve taken down your old, chrome, polished-brass and seaweed colored chandelier from 1959 that you’ve hated ever since you bought the house.  There’s a big, [...]

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Pet-Proofing Your Lighting

In case you couldn’t tell, we’re all pet-lovers here at Lighting and Locks.com.  Our little furry friends are more than just companions, they’re part of our families, and we want to do everything possible to keep them happy and safe.  Pet-proofing your lighting might not be on the top of pet-owners’ to-do lists, but it [...]

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Under-Cabinet Lighting – Choosing From the Options

In part one of our under-cabinet lighting blog extravaganza (two posts can be considered an extravaganza, right?), we discussed the things you needed to consider before you go out and buy under-cabinet lighting.  Thing such as color temperature, depth, and actual hot/cold temperature.  If you didn’t read that post, you can take it home and [...]

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Under-Cabinet Lighting- Choosing the Right Lighting

The dark spaces inhabiting your home can be scary places.  Who knows what evil lurks in those blackened pits of despair?  And there are none so insidious as those dark spaces under your cabinets.  (No, really.  I promise.  Okay, just go with it, okay?  Please?)  I mean, without light there, how can you tell if [...]

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Legrand Adorne Installation -or- Is it really this easy?

  So, I see you’ve got your eye on the Legrand Adrone collection for your house.  No, no,it’s okay.  You and your old light switches had some good times, but in some relationships, there comes a point when in it’s time to move on.  And brother, it’s time to move on.  You may be comfortable [...]

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The Legrand Adorne Collection- Moving Your Home Beyond Ordinary

Your home is a unique expression of your style and tastes.  Every room is a reflection of your individuality, from the master closet to the kitchen.  So why should you settle for the same light switches that are in every house?  Or the same outlets?  Why settle for having to paint a cheap plastic cover, [...]

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Lighting 101: Preventing and Dealing with Lighting Emergencies or When UPS and FedEx Turn Evil

So, the Acme delivery service has just arrived with your lighting from your favorite online lighting retailer (why, lightingandlocks.com, of course).  It’s a good thing, too, because you scheduled your electrician to be there the second the lighting fixtures show up since you also scheduled your house to close the next day.  As the Acme [...]

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Unique Lighting Fixtures: The Perfect Gift for Your Valentine

  With January on its way out, Cupid is stirring and ready to get out that infamous arrow! Get your home décor-loving Valentine the best gift you can find: a unique lighting fixture from Lighting and Locks. We’ve gathered some of our favorites so that you can surprise that special someone with a gift of [...]

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Legrand Adorne – Products for Today’s Home

The wizards behind the Legrand Adorne line of products know that with ever-changing technology steadily creeping into our lives, we are faced with all sorts of different needs inside our homes than our parents ever faced.  Take a quick look around your home.  How many devices do you have that need charged via a USB [...]

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