Posts Tagged: Consumer Reports

The ever-popular outdoor room

Posted by kbanks & filed under Outdoor Living.

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We recently read a survey conducted by Casual Living magazine and Consumer Reports on the popularity and preferences on outdoor rooms of the home. By definition, this is any outdoor area that’s been converted into a comfortable living space and is used for grilling, relaxing and entertaining. Here are a few of the findings we [...]

Hidden gems: Undercabinet lighting

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, lighting designs.

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Did you know that, while often overlooked, undercabinet lighting is a critical source of task lighting in any kitchen? In particular, energy efficient LEDs are a growing option for undercabinet lighting. They contain no mercury, give off less heat than alternative sources and many are dimmable. Considering adding undercabinet lighting to your kitchen? Keep the following [...]

Why do LEDs cost so much?

Posted by kbanks & filed under LEDs, lighting industry.

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We all know the benefits of LEDs – especially when comparing the technology to traditional incandescent sources. And maybe there would be a faster shift toward the energy efficient luminaires, but the significant price difference holds many consumers back. To break down exactly why LEDs cost more than other sources – and to help us [...]