All posts tagged "light"
Flooded Hardwood Floor
Q. It flooded underneath my wood floor this winter. The water is gone now, but my hardwood floors smell like mildew. What do I do? A. Your sniffer has indicated the problem and now it’s time to...
- Posted June 19, 2015
11 Ways to Creating A Backyard Fantasy
The backyard is a favorite spot for spring and summer entertaining for American families. When we were kids, our backyard consisted of an old rusty grill, a patio table and a few chairs. No matter that it...
- Posted June 13, 2015
Skylights Improve Light, Ventilation, and Safety!
Today, more so than ever, skylights of all shapes, types and sizes are being included in planning for both residential remodeling and new home construction. Skylights are now a serious consideration for virtually any room in the...
- Posted June 10, 2015
Compact Fluorescent Tips
Thomas Edison, who invented the incandescent light bulb, was born in 1847. Today, his invention is being replaced by compact fluorescent bulbs that use less electricity and last much longer. That’s where knowledge of these wonder bulbs...
- Posted July 27, 2014
Automatic Closet Light
When you open a refrigerator the light comes on. How would you like that feature in a closet? All you need is a spring-loaded jamb switch and some basic carpentry and electrical skills. The automatic light switch...
- Posted July 25, 2014
Disposal of florescent ballasts
Are you planning to replace a ballast in a fluorescent light? Don’t throw it away until you check something first. There’s toxic danger in some older models that you shouldn’t ignore. Before you throw a ballast away,...
- Posted June 10, 2014
Dimmers “In The Mood”
Bandleader Glenn Miller was born in 1904. Among his big hits was “In The Mood” — three little words that are just as important today as they were back in 1941. Lighting is increasingly a big deal,...
- Posted June 9, 2014
Bil-Lite to Brighten the Night
Working in a dark, tight space? Need an extra hand to shed light on the situation? Today you’ll learn how a little clip-on LED light is both a solution and “bright” idea! The mini clip-on Bil-Lite may look unimposing,...
- Posted May 13, 2014
Remove Broken Light Bulbs With Ease
Jerry Mathers was born June 2, 1948. Mathers was better known as Beaver Cleaver. His adventures or misadventures with brother Wally and friends remind us of the Carey Brothers’ “wonder years,” when we, too, were getting into...
- Posted May 11, 2014
Bulbs and Cams Shed Light on Burglars
The first burglar alarm in 1858 marked a transition from protecting property with lock and key to a more sophisticated means of foiling intruders. Today, alarms and security devices are everywhere. One of the most popular, and economical, is...
- Posted April 15, 2014