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Ceiling Lights – or – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Installing Ceiling Light Fixtures

Want to change out those ugly ceiling lights that have been hanging in your bedroom forever but don’t want to pay an electrician lots of $$$ for a five-minute job?  Let us show you exactly how easy replacing those old ceiling lights can be with these tips.  This guide will work for flush mounted ceiling [...]

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6 Tips For Choosing Area Rugs

Area rugs are not just for sweeping dirt under. Whether you are looking for the best area rugs for hardwood floors, or maybe just an area rug to arrange your furniture around, there are several factors to take into consideration. First of all you need to know what you want. Area rugs for dorm rooms [...]

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Bathroom Lighting – Selecting the Best Lights for Your Bathroom

As bathrooms become increasingly multi-functional, choosing the correct bathroom lighting is extremely important.  Lighting must be bright enough but also blend in with your home’s style.  Here are some great tips to help pick the best bathroom lighting for your home. Bathroom Lighting with Small Mirrors For bathrooms with smaller mirrors, consider placing a decorative [...]

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Kitchen Lighting – Zen and the Art of Lighting Your Kitchen

Choosing just the right Kitchen Lighting can be a difficult task. The kitchen is the busiest room in your house.  It could also be used as a dining room or a room to gather with friends and family.  It’s important to choose the right lighting for your kitchen for whatever role it takes on in [...]

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Tips for Selecting the Best Ceiling Fan for Your Home

Now is the perfect time to pick the best ceiling fan for your home. Before you know it, Springtime will be here, and it will be time to begin construction and remodeling projects in earnest.  With so many unique ceiling fans to choose from, just picking out the best ceiling fan can be a challenge [...]

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Tips on How to Take your Christmas Rope Lights Down

Whether you just have a problem remembering to do it or you’re in denial until May, taking down your Christmas lights can be a pain. It doesn’t matter if they are rope lights or string lights, it can be a task that requires more than one person. Lighting And Locks has some tips on how [...]

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Outdoor Motion Lights are an Inexpensive Way to Protect your Home

When it comes to home security there are many devices designed to keep your home safe and secure from property damage or theft. None of these options are as inexpensive and effective at deterring would be criminals than good lighting. Outdoor motion lights are a simple solution that can keep your home safe at night. [...]

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Ceiling Fans are a Great Way to Reduce Your Winter Heating Costs

As the weather cools down and our heaters start turning on, we thought it was a good time to talk about saving money on your heating bill. When it comes to ceiling fans, we usually associate them with cooling things off. In some homes the ceiling fan only gets a workout for half of the [...]

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The Things You Need to Know about Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

At Lighting and Locks, we have a very diverse selection of light bulbs for you to pick for your home. Our selection of Compact Fluorescent light bulbs, which are also known as CFL’s,  are some of the most popular and energy efficient bulbs that we carry. We’ve compiled a list of things you need to [...]

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Stay Cool and Save Money this Summer: Energy Saving Tips

During the hot, hot heat of summer, it is almost impossible to be comfortable and have lower energy costs at the same time. At LightingAndLocks.com, we have put together a few ways for you to save on energy costs while staying cool at the same time: Close the blinds: Even when you’re in the house, [...]

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