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The demand for residential lighting fixtures is expected to reach US$40 billion in 2026, says one market study.
Growth in global landscape market led by EMEA region and due to demand for quality, efficiency.
A clinical trial has proven exposure to circadian-effective light has a positive effect on some elderly patients.
A survey finds integrated LED lighting is among top new cabinet features homeowners will want in coming years.
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Manufacturers continue pushing lighting’s levels of capability.
It’s in every room of your home. That’s one reason lighting is especially fertile ground for remarkable – and newsworthy – breakthroughs.
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Lighting as added value
Forget the pool or man-cave. When selling your home, updating your lighting can help you to reap an impressive return on investment.
Achieve your lighting goals
Planning makes all the difference. Does it have to be so difficult?
The Lighting Research Center in Troy, NY, states the primary goal for home lighting is to be “comfortable, easily controlled and energy efficient.” Start there and the rest should follow.
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Source: U.S. Department of Energy.
Lighting for the home is a fast-moving industry! Got a relevant question? We’ll try our best to answer it here.
We obtain our answers from the most qualified of lighting-industry sources, including reputable manufacturers, award-winning designers and government agencies.
Are incandescent bulbs going away?
Eventually (it’s political), but for now you’ll find more halogen-gas incandescent bulbs than traditional incandescents being sold among your compact-fluorescent bulbs and growing number of LED home-lighting options.
How often do home lighting designs change?
Roughly, about every 8 to 10 years. What’s important is that you’re happy with the choices you make for your own living space. And take note: lighting fixtures (or, luminaires, as they called in the lighting industry) are often retro and/or classic. You can rarely go wrong opting for timeless, vs. trendy, styles.
What are circadian rhythms?
The National Institutes of Health define them as “physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a daily cycle.” They mostly respond to light and darkness, and are produced and regulated by your biological clock. Access to natural lighting helps keep circadian rhythms healthy and keep you happy. Read about how the lighting industry is being urged to promote circadian-friendly lighting in this article.
Do motion-sensor outdoor lights really deter burglaries?
That depends, but their proven role is to 1) startle potential burglars and 2) alert your neighbors. By themselves, however, opinions on them are mixed since most burglaries in the U.S. occur between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The best options: Combine outdoor motion-sensor lights with smart-home lighting technologies, including timers and remote controls.
Why are LED bulbs so bulky?
LED bulbs must incorporate a heat sink to draw heat away from the LED light source(s). The upsides: the bulbs produce about 90% less heat than incandescents and remain relatively cool to the touch.
What's the deal with dimming LED bulbs?
Unlike standard incandescent and halogen bulbs, many LED lights do not work with existing dimming technology. Opt for LEDs (and CFLs, for that matter) clearly marked “dimmable.” Even then, however, be wary of using them with older dimmer switches. Your best bet: use newer, LED-ready dimmer switches. NOTE: Do not use “smart LED” bulbs with any type of dimmer switch.
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