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  • 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

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  • 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.

  • For What It's Worth

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  • Low-Voltage Lighting

    Besides giving greater control to display and accent lighting, low-voltage fixtures are less expensive in the long term than conventional incandescents.

  • New Laws New Lights

    Beginning this month, the federal Energy Policy Act will do away with some of the most popular fluorescent and incandescent bulbs. Here’s how to pick appropriate replacements.