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Give Your Bathroom a Lighting Facelift

Thinking about giving your bathroom a facelift? Considering some upgrades for better energy efficiency? Whether it’s injecting some updated style, enjoying better convenience or trimming back your electricity bill, these emerging advancements in lighting and technology and practical tips can help you meet your bathroom remodeling goals.

Bathroom Lighting

Bathroom Lighting

1. Illuminate from all directions. Eliminate harsh shadows by placing light above and on either side of the mirror. Stylish sconces and well-placed recessed lighting can help diffuse illumination for more pleasing lighting you’ll be glad to wake up to.

2. Ventilate with efficiency. Effective, efficient ventilation is a must in the humid, high-moisture space defines a bathroom. Today’s ventilation fans are designed to minimize noise and maximize energy efficiency. Many feature motion sensor activation, built-in heaters and humidity sensors for the ultimate in convenience.

3. Dim for ambience. Setting your bathroom lights on a dimmer provides adjustable lighting levels. Lower lighting levels provide a relaxing atmosphere for unwinding in the bath while higher levels better accommodate getting ready. As a bonus, dimmers offer significant energy reduction that will help save green.

4. Heat for better comfort. Nothing quite shocks the system like a cold bathroom floor. For the ultimate in warm comfort, consider a radiant floor heat system, which is more energy-efficient than baseboard heat. Installing infrared lamps mounted outside the shower or tub is another great way you can take the chill off.

5. Inject some style. Set on an energy-saving dimmer, a decorative light fixture positioned over the bathtub or by the vanity provides warmth and style. From decadent chandeliers to minimalist fixtures, you’ll find a variety of options available at yalelightingconcepts.com.

Ready for a fresh, new take on bathroom lighting? Stop by one of Yale Lighting Concepts & Design’s showrooms or browse our huge selection of indoor lighting including bathroom vanity lighting, sconces, chandeliers, dimmers and more.

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Is Your Ceiling Fan Ready for the Fall?

With fall being here already and winter coming up, it is important that you take some time to perform maintenance on your home ceiling fan lighting and ceiling fans. Ceiling fans are an essential part of the air circulation system in many homes. We know that a ceiling fan can help make a home cooler when the weather is warm or hot, but did you also know that a ceiling fan can make your home warmer when the weather is cooler?

Clean Your Ceiling Fan

If you do not clean your ceiling fan blades on a consistent basis, your fan blades have probably accumulated a significant amount of dust and dirt. If you want to avoid a dirty ceiling fan, you should include cleaning your ceiling fans as part of your home maintenance. You should especially clean the blades of your ceiling fan if you want to avoid inhaling harmful dirt and dust particles.

The Direction Of The Ceiling Fan

During the fall months, it is important that you change your ceiling fan’s direction. During the fall or winter, you should make sure your ceiling fans are going clockwise. During the summer, your ceiling fan should be going counterclockwise. When your ceiling fan is turning the correct way and you also have an efficient cooling system and an efficient heating system, you may see a drop in your energy bill.

We also recommend that you make sure your ceiling fan is steady and that all the connections are properly aligned. If you think your ceiling fan needs additional maintenance or repairs, you should seek the proper maintenance services if you are unable to correct this problem on your own.

For additional information on how to use your ceiling fan this season, contact us today.

It’s Not Summer Anymore: Changing Up Your Lighting For Fall

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Halloween and daylight savings are coming and this means that your lighting needs have changed. There are no more long summer twilights to read through. It’s now dark when you get up for work. How do you adjust to this?

Install LED Lighting In Your Front Yard

Make it a safer Halloween by putting lights along the path to your front door so all the little trick-or-treaters don’t trip as they come to your door. It will also discourage the more adventurous ones from walking on your lawn or egging your house, as they won’t want to do it where they can be seen.

This isn’t just a Halloween issue either. With the sun setting earlier, there will inevitably be more driving at night. The increased visibility of your front yard will help prevent accidents.

Track Lights In Your Living Room

People move their parties inside when it gets cooler, and nothing will impress your guests like the warm glow of new lights. You can make everyone’s favorite party space more comfortable with track lights. It will open up the room and give you more space for decorations.

Dimmers

Dimmers are really for all seasons, but this is when they will truly come into their own. Dimmers allow you to match your lighting needs exactly, whether you are an early riser who needs to turn the lights down as the sun comes up or a night owl who needs to turn the lights up as the evening progresses. They also let you read comfortably when it is raining out and the sunlight that gets through the clouds need a little help.

This ability to use only as much light as is required gives you some control over your electricity bill, and that is especially important as we enter cooler weather and find ourselves cranking up the heat. Fall and winter can see power bills spike for the unwary.

Fall is a great time, but it does require different lighting. If you want to adjust your lighting for the season, contact us. We have everything you need to make your fall excellent.

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