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  • Q&A: Advantages to 240-Volt Lighting

    Q: I am planning to install new lighting in a warehouse. Are there any advantages, either in installation costs or in operating costs, to installing 240-volt lighting fixtures instead of 120-volt?

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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.

  • Resources

    Books on lighting design

  • 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.

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    Cheap live-current tester; underground electrical splice kit; new compact whole-house AC; ICF bolt holder; squeak-free floor fastener; ridge-vent installs with nailgun; undercabinet halogen lights; fancier thermostats

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    Fifteen-volume business reference, woodworking primer, bathroom design and construction, HUD design guide

  • 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

  • Allowance Pricing That Works

    Clients who overspend allowance prices can take a bite out of your profit. Accurate pricing and clear specs are the keys to this system for surviving allowance overruns.