The Power of Solar Lamps

All About Solar Lamps

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Solar Lamps are very useful plus it has an independent power source. (Photo Credits)

Solar Lamps are very useful and are energy efficient. It is also a cost effective way to illuminate a room, especially since it does not use up traditional electricity.

Science Alert says an old phone can be converted into a Solar-Powered Lamp. Builders and Contractors

“On average, mobile phones today are replaced every two years, but the lithium-ion batteries inside them are still good for around five years of use. That means they end up being thrown out or recycled while they’ve still got a good three years’ worth of juice left – more than enough to store power for LED solar lamps, as a researcher from Kyung Hee University in Seoul has discovered. That’s a big deal in remote regions and developing countries, where they currently have to rely on kerosene lamps for lighting, which pump out dangerous, toxic fumes, provide inconsistent light, and easily cause burns and start fires.”

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Bright and Energy-Efficient

Huffington Post meantime shared how energy lamps are helping less fortunate communities in terms of providing light to areas that have yet to be reached by traditional power lines. Electricians    

“People living without electricity typically rely on kerosene lamps, and other hazardous light sources, which can lead to burns, injuries, poisoning and other devastating risks, according to the World Health Organization. Realizing the need for a more efficient energy source, a handful of for-profit companies have developed business models that enable underserved people to purchase solar energy, and, in turn, protect themselves and the environment in the process.”

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In Jordan, Solar Lamps are also being utilized this time to help in energy efficiency.

According to the Jordan Times the Amman Municipality lined a major road with solar-powered lamps.

The municipality plans to install more than 25,000 solar-powered LED lamps across the capital’s streets to reduce the energy bill, he said. Currently, the annual bill for lighting Amman’s streets stands at JD10 million, according to Farajeen, who added that when the project is completed it will reduce the bill by 50 per cent.”

Read the rest of the report here.

Have you ever used a Solar Powered Lamp?

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Do-It-Yourself Floor Lamps

Make your own Floor Lamps

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Floor lamps are versatile, functional and at the same time a great décor piece. (Photo Credits)

Floor lamps are decorative, utilitarian and at the same time allows homeowners to light up specific areas of the home without having to consume a lot of electricity.

They can be expensive though so some crafty and creative individuals venture out on making their own out of materials that are affordable, or even due for recycling.

I Spy DIY for instance shared how to make a DIY Copper Floor Lamp. Build Safe

I got all the copper pieces cut at the hardware store, and the copper elbows and caps were no problem, but that center cross piece in the middle was NOWHERE to be found, and so began the mad search. I scoured the internet, and was not willing to buy in bulk from China, so tried a bunch of cross fittings in different materials off Amazon, and after too many tries, still nothing fit. Next, I called around to all the plumbing stores, and after my 3rd call I found a store that sold one…for $20…errr…more than I was planning, but I was too far invested to say no at this point. With the stand pieces set, I was off to find the perfect shade, which I am sure could easily be purchase at the hardware store, but I had it in my mind that I wanted a vintage one.”

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Make your Own

The Summery Umbrella also shared how to make one this time using tree branches. Electrician 

“For instance, I have been wanting to create this DIY Branch Floor Lamp for months now, and when the opportunity and time arose I jumped on it! Then, as it came time to find the perfect lamp shade my darling little Ava actually picked out this Seedling Lamp Shade by Thomas Paul as her first choice.”

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Pillar Box Blue meantime gave a tutorial on how to make funky and colorful homemade floor lamps.

I spray painted the outside of the lampshade one section at a time. Using a different colour for each section in the order of a rainbow. I made sure that the bits not being sprayed with a particular colour were well covered up with newspaper and masking tape.”

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Have you ever tried making a DIY Floor Lamp?

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Lighting Ideas for the Living Room

Brighten up that Living Area

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Living room lighting inspirations. (Photo Credits)

The living room is the focal point of any home, and so accentuating a home’s design highlights with lighting will take its beauty up a notch higher.

Top Inspirations showcased more than a dozen lighting ideas that will surely make any living room look even better. Electrician  

“Hidden lights are usually put on the ceiling but if you want to be different, you may add them at the left or right side of the wall. There are lights with different volts. Also we have lights in different colors, red, blue, white or yellow lights. We could regulate the hidden lights and we will get a new room appearance every night. If we want to watch some film we could reduce the light.”

Check out the photos of the living rooms here.

More Lighting Ideas

Architectural Digest shared more living room lighting ideas. Build Safe  

“Silver-plate sconces from Remains Lighting flank the living room fireplace; the cocktail table is by Holly Hunt.”

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Home-Designing meantime featured five lighting design ideas that will inspire any homeowner.

“Lighting plays an important but hard-to-define role within the home. It’s not just a tool to illuminate the home on dark days, yet it shouldn’t serve as a purely decorative piece of furniture either. A designer would certainly never want to start chasing stylish lighting ideas without thinking about the quality and intensity of the bulb, or without considering how the light interacts with the other elements in the room.”

Check out the lighting themes here.

How do you light up your living room?

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Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Lighting inspiration for bedrooms

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Make the bedroom fab through lighting. (Photo Credits) 

Lighting can tremendously transform a beautiful bedroom into a fabulous one.

Take for instance the ideas brought forth by Apartment Therapy in one of its published posts. Builders and Contractors

“Remember that the bedroom is for more than just sleeping; you might also be getting dressed or doing work in this room. This height-adjustable bedside pendant can be adjusted to give more ambient light (high) or reading light (low). It also look pretty cool, no?”

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Brighten up the room

Architecture and Design also shared more bedroom lighting ideas. Electricians

“Bedroom is an important space in our home that not only because it is a place to sleep, but is also the place for lounging, cuddling and relaxation. Therefore, setting a perfect mood for our bedroom is very necessary. Lighting is an indispensable element to do that. However, lighting is never an easy thing. It should also reflect your personal style and create a feeling of sublime comfort. What’s more, the lighting should be not only fabulous but also functional. Because besides sleeping, we also watch TV, read and study in the bedroom.”

Read the ideas here.

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Home Designing shared more than a dozen bedroom lighting pegs.

“Lighting is art. Decorators balance a wide range of needs to achieve a practical and beautiful bedroom lighting arrangement, every factor touching multiple points. Consider placement – a decision influenced by lifestyle choices like whether the resident loves physical books or prefers videos from a bright screen, but the photo tour below also shows its aesthetic impact. Intensity and color temperature are two more elements that seem practical at first, but can make all the difference between waking up to a bright and cheerful room in the darkness of an early morning or basking in low and mysterious mood lighting before drifting off to sleep.”

Get inspired here.

How do you light up your bedroom?

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The Beauty of Outdoor and Landscape Lighting

All About Landscape Lighting

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Glam up the home from the outside with landscape lighting. (Photo Credits)

Landscape lighting can make any home look wonderful, and well maintained.

With the nice lights accentuating the landscaped and manicured lawns, who would not think that such a home is lovely.

The website Young House Love chronicled how they came up with the idea of having landscape lighting in their home. Builders and Contractors 

“We’ve always gawked lustily at the homes in our neighborhood with landscape lighting (so stately!). You know, that welcoming come-hither glow in the evening hours. And when we saw Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick post this tutorial, it quickly leapt to the top of our to-do list. I’ll fess up that we didn’t photograph the installation process very thoroughly (read: at all), but the whole connecting wires part was pretty straight-forward.”

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Best type of light for landscape lighting

But what is the most efficient lighting to utilize for landscape lighting?

Time.com answered the question in its website. Electricians

“Better yet, hire a specialist—or your landscaper—to install a pro-grade lighting system. You’ll get the 2700k light of traditional incandescent bulbs, plus higher-grade electronics, buried in deep trenches with protective conduit in locations where you’re likely to dig (like mulch beds). That means no cut wires from gardening projects or short-outs from water that seeps into the wire connections. You’ll pay around $3,000 to $4,000 for the full package—pathway lights, uplights on the house and trees, step lights on the stoop. And you’ll get more than just a higher quality product. A good lighting specialist will bring professional design techniques to your lighting plan, not just by placing the lights for the best results but also using a variety of different lenses on the fixtures and wattages for the bulbs to create a pleasing scene.”

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Lushome meantime shared great outdoor lighting ideas.

“Modern outdoor lights come in various styles, materials, sizes and shapes. When the sun sets, outdoor lighting design can bring life to your garden and accentuate yard landscaping. Trees and shrubs, garden structures and flowerbeds, water fountains and landscaping rocks, waterfalls and outdoor furniture look amazing at night when you use outdoor lighting. Modern outdoor lights can add stunning centerpieces to yard landscaping or highlight your beautiful backyard designs. The sound of waters flowing into the pond feels mysterious and very romantic, combined with glowing night lights, lanterns and soft lighting fixtures. Good outdoor landscaping is impossible without night lights.”

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Do you have landscape lighting at home?

Lighting up the Kitchen

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Lighting up the Kitchen

Kitchen lighting ideas

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Light up the kitchen and see it transform into a whole new space. (Photo Credits)

The kitchen is the heart of every home, and changes in its lighting will definitely help brighten it up and transform its look.

For Better Homes and Gardens, pendant lighting makes any kitchen look fabulous. Electricians

“Pendant lighting in your kitchen can be both practical and beautiful. Find ideas here about what styles, shapes, and colors of the fixtures will be best for your kitchen design.”

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Fun and Bright

Digsdigs.com meantime shared ideas on hanging lights used over the kitchen. Electricians

“The lights in the kitchen may be hanging and stationary, let’s see what variants there are for hanging lights. You may hang bottles or jars, it looks very kitchen-like and funny, especially colored bottles. A nice idea is a beautiful chandelier in case your interior allows. Such a lamp may be easily made by yourself, there is a plenty of tutorials. Take a whole bunch of minimalist lamps and hang them on the ceiling. A nice idea is a hanging tray with lots of candles – that creates intimate light and brings coziness. Gird hanging lamps will help to create an industrial or steam punk kitchen interior.”

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“For you hard-core DIY types (and you know who you are), we’ve come up with a few starter ideas, confident that you’ll take this concept and run with it.”

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What type of lighting design do you have in your kitchen?

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