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Understanding an Aquarium's Effect On Your Overall Lighting Design

Fri, 04 Feb 2011 15:29:26 -0600

Aquarium lighting appears like it may have no effect at all on your lighting design. After all, aquariums are just decorative. How could they really affect your overall lighting design? However, aquariums can actually have effects on your lighting design that are quite significant. In this article, I will discuss how aquariums affect lighting design, as well as two tricks for reducing their effect, if that's what you wish.



Office Interior Design Ideas

Fri, 04 Feb 2011 13:42:35 -0600

When putting together a home office it is important to remember two things: it is an office, but it is also in your home. Too often, we will end up with an office that has too little homeyness, or an office that has too little office. In this article, I will discuss how to balance the varying goals of building a home office, including how to keep it function while at the same time keeping it warm.



Why You Should Consider Under - Cabinet Lighting

Fri, 04 Feb 2011 13:40:50 -0600

Under-cabinet lighting is the best source of task lighting available for kitchen counters. Unfortunately, many people make very serious mistakes in their kitchen lighting design. In this article, I will discuss those mistakes and then discuss how it is that under-cabinet lighting avoids all of these mistakes and provides you with the best lighting by a substantial margin.



How to Design Your Own Lamp

Fri, 04 Feb 2011 13:37:11 -0600

For the most part, people purchase their lamps. However, designing your own lamp is can actually be very quick and easy. In this article, I will take you step by step through the process of designing your own lamp, so that you can show off your own sense of style in your rooms.



The Best Light For Reading

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 21:50:26 -0600

Reading lights are so ubiquitous that it's very easy to assume that everyone knows how to do it, much like riding a bicycle. However, most of the time, reading lights are actually improperly placed and are not bright enough. In this article, I will discuss how to produce the best reading lighting for yourself in such a way that you don't need to worry about hurting your eyes.



Picture Gallery Lighting

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 21:41:33 -0600

If you have a picture gallery in your home, there are a number of important issues that need to be taken into consideration. In fact, picture lighting in homes is one of the trickiest aspects of lighting, because there are a number of different ways in which you can create unwanted glare that are harsh on the eyes, defeating any purpose to having the gallery in the first place. For the purpose of this article I will assume that you are using frames for your photographs that include on them glass to cover the photograph.



Why You Need a Small Sofa For Your Home Office

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 21:38:26 -0600

One question that often arises is whether or not we should have a sofa in our home office. In this article, I will argue that, yes, having a sofa in your home office is a good idea.



Lighting Ideas - Using a Chandelier

Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:22:19 -0500

Chandeliers are a tricky source of light to use appropriately. Located in the center of the room, the provide light that can be either shone directly downward or diffused throughout the room, usually broken up using reflection. In this article, I will discuss how to use the unique lighting of chandeliers correctly in lighting design.



When to Use Fluorescent Lights

Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:11:34 -0500

Let's face it: fluorescent lights are ugly. It's not so much that the lights themselves are ugly (in fact, they can often be hidden). The issue is that the light they cast is ugly. Nonetheless, there are places where a fluorescent light is appropriate. In this article, I will discuss cases where you should consider using fluorescent lamps.



The Advantages of Under-Cabinet Lighting

Mon, 30 Aug 2010 16:36:38 -0500

An increasingly popular style of kitchen lighting is under-cabinet lighting. It has a number of important advantages over other forms of lighting. First, it provides lighting that is focused more closely on the tasks being performed on the counter. Second, it prevents glare by hiding the actual light source from view. Finally, it actually saves energy, as the directed light does not need to be as bright to perform the necessary tasks.



Light Up Your Life With Solar Lamps

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 08:50:27 -0500

At first, solar lamps might sound like some sort of joke, like that old saw about the "solar-powered flashlight". Nonetheless, with improvements in the development of battery technology, solar lamps are becoming increasingly popular.



Gifts For Hippie Girlfriends - The Lava Lamp

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 08:28:11 -0500

While the lava lamp is often associated with the "cheesiness" of the 1970s, the style itself is actually quite an attractive and underrated one. It makes a wonderful gift, especially for girlfriends. In this article, I will discuss what is so great about the lamp and why you should consider getting one for yourself or your significant other.



Lighting - Different Types of Dimmer Switches

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 08:21:51 -0500

There are several different types of dimmer switches available. In this article, I will discuss those different types of switches to help you decide which one is right for you.



Finding New Lamp Shades

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 08:15:31 -0500

Whether you are looking to replace the shade on an old lamp or looking to find a new shade to replace one that has been lost or damaged, there are a number of different things you can do to find just the right lamp shades for your needs. Lamp shades can often be purchased separately from lamps, and, if not, there are usually ways to work around it.



Pros and Cons of LED Lighting

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 15:25:14 -0500

LED lighting has become an increasingly popular choice in lighting design. It has a number of advantages, but there are a number of disadvantages as well. In this article, I will discuss both those advantages and disadvantages, so that you can make the decision that is right for you.



How to Choose Light Fixtures to Match Your Design Style

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 15:24:24 -0500

Choosing the right light fixtures is an important part of all interior decorating. Not only do you want light fixtures that match your sense of lighting style, but you also want ones that work well with the rest of the furniture. In this article, I will discuss what to consider when choosing the best light fixtures.



Home Security - Using Motion Activated Outdoor Lights

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 15:13:12 -0500

Motion activated outdoor lights have become an increasingly common choice for home security strategies. In this article, I will discuss how to best use them so as to improve your home's security, but also to provide your home with some safe night lighting at the same time.



How to Create Ambient Lighting

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 15:12:25 -0500

Ambient lighting is the lighting that is produced between the beams of light in your home. In this article, I will discuss ambient lighting, how to find the best levels for that lighting, and how to arrange your lighting so as to get the best ambient lighting possible.



Modeling Tips - How to Find Your Light

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 14:53:38 -0500

Even for those who have been modeling for a long time, finding your light can be one of the trickier aspects. Not only must you become proficient at being aware of where the light is at all times, you have to be proficient at finding the light even when in motion. In this article, I will discuss tips for ensuring that you are constantly in the right light during a photo shoot or on the runway.



Portrait Photography - Creating the Best Light

Tue, 24 Aug 2010 16:51:59 -0500

When doing portraiture, there are a number of tricks used by the professionals to ensure that faces come out looking just right. Most of these tricks are not the result of the superior equipment that the photographer uses, but are a result of tricks involving lighting. In this article, I will discuss how you can produce the best light for making your own portraits.



Modern Weddings - What Has Changed?

Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:54:45 -0600

Weddings are often very different than they were fifty years ago. Given all of these changes, it is easy to find that there are clashes between the more traditional rules of weddings and how things actually occur in the third millennium.



Weak Poker Players and How to Exploit Them

Fri, 05 Feb 2010 15:28:38 -0600

Playing perfect poker will win you a lot of money. However, this article is about playing better-than-perfect poker.



Help Your Child Think His Or Her Way to an Enriching Emotional Life

Fri, 05 Feb 2010 14:34:45 -0600

Your child can develop his or her emotional life by learning to ask three simple questions: What do I feel? What makes me feel this way? What about it makes me feel this way?



Who Must Be Invited to Our Wedding?

Fri, 05 Feb 2010 13:56:18 -0600

Who must be invited to our wedding? The answers may surprise you. Did you know it's more rude not to invite a bridesmaid's drunken lout of a husband than your own mother? If not, read on.



Five Benefits of Sleeping With Your Baby

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 22:00:47 -0600

One important benefit of co-sleeping is how it brings the family together. Anyone who says that we need quality time over quantity time with our babies isn't a baby! By sleeping with our babies, our babies become more attached to us, becoming accustomed to our constant physical presence and smell.



Five Dogs That Changed the World

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 17:28:17 -0600

In the 11th Century, Eystein, angered that his son the king had been assassinated, insisted that the people choose either himself or his slave as king instead. The people, disliking his slave, chose his dog, Saur, to be King of Norway.