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30 General Topics Lists

Indoor Lighting Topics

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Homeowner Benefits? - These are the potential benefits that a typical homeowner will realize by following the tips or by installing the home-related products that are discussed in this column.


471 - Efficient holiday lights and decorations, DIY ornaments
Update Bulletin Description
- List of sources for efficient LED, rope and other holiday lighting products and reflective decorations including, instructions for making several reflective ornament (CD wreath, simulated stained glass, reflective sunburst) designs yourself and efficient holiday decorating tips.
Homeowner Benefits: Save electricty, greater safety, mare attractive decorations


479 - New indoor lighting controls are convenient and save money
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 12 automatic light switch, timer and appliance control manufacturers, design types, sensitivities (field of view listed in degrees), wattage ratings, convenience features, illustrations with descriptions and features of several models, quick reference chart of types of automatic lighting control.
Homeowner Benefits: More convenience, greater security, save electricity


667 - Efficient SAD therapy light kits are available in many designs
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 12 powerful SAD therapy light kits, visors, window and dawn/dusk simulators, lux levels (light intensity), sizes, weights, warranties, bulb type (incandescent, fluorescent halogen, red light), features, prices, various illustrations of several styles, suggested light box usage procedures, chart of light levels in the environment.
Homeowner Benefits: Reduce wintertime depression, bright task lighting.


673 - New fixed/vented skylights are stylish, efficient with remote controls
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of 11 skylight manufacturers listing frame materials (vinyl clad, aluminum clad, fiberglass, vinyl, aluminum), shapes with illustrations (rectagular, square, dome, custom shapes, diamond-shaped, etc.), flashing and glazing options, accessories available, features, prices, sizing chart, illustrations of several models and instructions for making a skylight lightwell.
Homeowner Benefits: Much more natural light, rooms appear larger, view of the sky and stars, lower electric bills


919 - New super-efficient night lights with safety features
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of new green-glow, fluorescent and theme night lights and "smart" standard, programmable light bulbs listing prices, wattages, features, cost to operate chart and many illlustrations.
Homeowner Benefits: Safety at night for children, lower electric bills


920 - DIY skylight tube kits brighten room, install quickly
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of the eight best skylight tube kit manufacturers showing tube materials, roof dome materials, indoor diffuser materials, diameters availabe, design type, warranties, features, installation details, and many illustrations.
Homeowner Benefits:Simple to install, bright natural light, food and colors look better under natural light, lower electric bills


936 - New compact fluorescent bulbs make reading easier, save money
Update Bulletin Description
- Buyer's guide of compact fluorescent bulbs/fixture manufacturers (standard and full-spectrum for easy reading) listing types (intergral or modular), light quality CRI ratings, ballast types (electronic or magnetic), styles/shapes with illustrations, a guide to lighting, savings chart from using high-efficiency lighting ,and a room-by-room lighting guide.
Homeowner Benefits: Save electricity, seldom change bulbs, make reading and studying easier