JLC Field Guide: Lighting

When designing a room’s lighting scheme, begin with the task lighting, then fill in ambient and accent lighting as needed.

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LED Lighting Essentials

Here's what you need to know to choose the right bulb More

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A Practical Guide to Kitchen Lighting

A kitchen remodeler outlines how to choose bulbs and fixtures and where to place them to make your kitchens bright and functional. More

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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. More

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Lighting Basics

Tips and techniques for effective residential lighting, by two leading architects. More

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Lighting Instruction

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Replacing a Ceiling Fan-Light With a Regular Light Fixture

Tips for getting the wiring right for a new light fixture. More

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Q&A: Wiring Bathroom Lights

Q: At several jobs, I have noticed that the electrician wires the bathroom light downstream from the bathroom GFCI receptacle. When the GFCI trips, the light goes out. Does this meet the NEC? More

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