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Friday, April 10, 2015

Flush Mount Light Fixtures Ideas

Flush mount light fixtures are an easy and affordable way to make a room seem bright and cheerful. Alternatives include stand up lamps, chandeliers, desk lamps, and track lighting; however, the most cost effective solution for most home renovations are the use of mounted light fixtures. These fixtures are wired through the wall and are controlled by a switch that is usually placed at the entrance to the room.

There are several advantages to using flush mount light fixtures compared to the alternatives. Since the fixture is flush with the ceiling, it allows for a wider radius of light to penetrate to all corners of the room. This can be very welcomed, especially if the walls are painted in a darker color and/or if the room is accompanied by darker leathers and furniture. It also ensures that if the ceiling is a little low, taller individuals won't have to worry about knocking their head when walking through the room.

There are several well known brands available to the average consumer. Quorum International makes a variety of different models of flush mount light fixtures that can be purchased online or at your local home improvement stores such as Home Depot. The price of these fixtures depends entirely on the brand and model. They range in price from as low as $30 (on sale) to as much as $200 for the most sought after models.

When time comes for you to renovate your home or part there of, consider adopting a set of flush mount light fixtures. They are easy to clean, provide a large array of light, and are quite affordable. I have used a variety of different forms of lamps, track lighting, and mounted light fixtures, and I'd have to say that the later are the easiest to maintain

Friday, February 27, 2015

Pull Chain Light Fixture

Pull chain light fixtures are handy for basements and storage areas—until they quit working. This simplifies the wiring, but it also means that you can't turn off the wall switch when it's time to replace the fixture. Pull chain fixtures are made from either plastic or porcelain, but we recommend the porcelain because it withstands heat better and lasts longer.

A pull chain light fixture is easy to install and it is a great option for rooms that don't require a dedicated light switch, such as closets and basements.

Step 1 – Get the Ceiling Electrical Box : If you will be installing your light into existing drywall then get a cut-in ceiling box. If it will be installed before drywall or in a location without drywall, install a standard ceiling electrical box.

Step 2 – Preparing the Installation Location : Determine where you will be installing your pull chain light fixture. If it is a drywall ceiling, then cut out a circle using your drywall saw. Do not install your box yet.

Step 3 – Run the Wire : If possible, you should run the electrical wire through the attic or basement. If you are running it through the attic then use your staple gun to anchor it onto every third stud. Try to move it in strait lines but avoid sharp 90 degree turns. If you have to run it externally, then run it through conduit and mount the conduit to the wall and ceiling.

Step 4 – Install Your Ceiling Box : Push the wires through the cable channel of your electrical ceiling box. If you are using a drywall cut in box, tighten the screws on either side until it is tight and flush with the ceiling. If you are using a standard electrical box, hammer the nails into the stud you want your light mounted too.

Step 5 – Connect the Wires : Use your strippers to strip around 1inch of insulation from the wires. If you are using an insulated cable, such as romex, you can use a razor knife to slice either side and pull the outer insulation off. Connect the hot wire to the copper screw, the neutral wire to the silver screw and the ground to the green screw. Use your side cutter pliers to tightly wrap the wire around the screws.

Step 6 – Screw In the Pull Chain Light : Use a screwdriver to screw the pull chain light into the ceiling box.

Step 7 – Wire It to Electricity : Cut the power to the outlet that you will be working on using the circuit breaker. To be safe use a volt meter if you have one available to verify that the outlet is dead. Remove the outlet from the electrical box and wire your new electric wire up to the outlet. Remember, if this electrical outlet is attached to a switch, you must connect the wires to the constant hot side. Usually the top side is the constant hot side.

Turn on the breaker power. Pull the chain and you have light!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Fluorescent Light Fixtures

Florescent light fixtures are quite popular and this is because they come with many great qualities. First, they are known to consume very low energy and they do not generate any heat. These advantages make them one of the best in their kind. They produce a white light quality which is simply magnificent.

Florescent light fixtures are environmentally friendly. fluorescent light fixtures can be installed in many places including parks, factories, stores, gardens, offices and even homes all around the world. They can match any kind of lamp form.

The fixtures are very efficient and you are now able to save money significantly in your home. They came in to replace incandescent bulbs which were far from ideal. The fluorescent light fixtures and bulbs go a long way in saving energy. It has been found that they save energy to cover another ten million houses every year.

In Incandescent bulbs there also is ultraviolet light produced (that the human eye can not actually see) but in incandescent bulbs and fixtures that require incandescent bulbs the energy is wasted because it is not used in the same way.

A great advantage that comes with this light furnishings is life span. They are designed to stay for a dozen years. This will be very helpful to you and, you will like what the fixtures have to offer. Florescent light fixtures come with a very high replacement range and they need to be disposed off in an environmentally friendly way.