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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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Saving Energy in the Summer

Heating and cooling your home makes up the largest portion of your electric bill each month. Water-heating and lighting are the next two energy expenses. These categories alone can make up more than 60% of your electricity usage. Any serious attempt at saving energy must start with these items. There are many other ways you [...]

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Energy Star: What Is It And Why Should I Care?

Energy Star is a government-backed organization that issues ratings on energy efficiency. Energy Star was created to help consumerS find energy-efficient products so they can save on their utility bills. Energy Star products can be identified by a symbol on packaging shown on the right. Why Are Some Products Rated And Others Are Not? Products [...]

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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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What’s the Best Interior Lighting Fixture for your Room?

When walking into you kitchen, is it dimly lit and hard to navigate because of the lack of light? Proper light, in any room of your home, is essential to the way you and your family functions. Not sure what kind of light your dining room should have and why it can’t be the same [...]

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