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More stories about Lamp

  • Ultraviolet Lamps and Improved Air Quality

    Are ultraviolet (UV) lamps in an HVAC system an effective way to disinfect the air and improve air quality?

  • Can Dimmer Switches Save Energy?

    Q: We know that compact fluorescents deliver energy savings, but how about dimmer switches? The assumption is that homeowners will use them to turn down lights to save money — but do they actually save energy?

  • Designing Balanced Lighting

    A lighting designer explains why most rooms require light from a variety of sources — ambient, task, and accent.

  • Undercabinet Lighting Options

    Fluorescent strips are not the only choice for task lighting below wall cabinets. This overview explains the difference between halogen, xenon, and fluorescent lamps and sorts through the various fixtures available.

  • Shopping for Recessed Lights

    For a few extra dollars, a typical off-the-shelf recessed fixture can be upgraded to provide more effective light for a variety of tasks. We look at how various bulbs, trims, and housings affect performance.

  • Notebook

    Heatway & Goodyear square off in radiant tubing failure, L-P adds money to siding settlement, Senergy leaves EIFS group, dangers of fluorescent lamps, wood stoves & Y2K, mold lawsuits in Calif., benefits of insulating attics

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    Tools for cutting steel studs, specialized wire stripper, filter fabric that slows root growth, new steel shingle, safety harness for women, fabric form for concrete footings

  • Practical Lighting Design

    Excerpted from the recently published Lighting Pattern Book for Homes, this article shows how to lay out and choose fixtures and lamps for improved light quality and better energy efficiency.

  • Kitchen and Bath: Lighting the Kitchen

    Basics of kitchen lighting

  • Temporary Site Lighting

    It’s hard to do good work in the dark. Here’s an overview of products to light up the job site, from hand-held and string lights to powerful stanchion lights.