Lighting & Electrical

  1. How to Replace a Light Fixture

    Bronze pendant lights hanging in kitchen

    Swapping out an old, outdated light fixture adds instant appeal and value to your home, and it isn't hard to do. If you're a novice do-it-yourselfer, don't be intimidated by working around electricity. This is a weekend project that can be done by even

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  2. How to Install a Dimmer Switch

    Dimly lit dining room with elegant chandelier and decor

    Dimmer switches add flexibility to existing lighting. They also help you save energy, money while adding to the life of your light bulbs by reducing the amount of wattage emitted.

    Installing a dimmer switch is an easy home improvement project that

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  3. How to Install Under-Cabinet Lighting

    Under-cabinet lighting installed in modern kitchen

    Under-cabinet lighting can work as both accent lighting and task lighting to make your kitchen a more pleasant and functional space by adding ambiance and enhanced lighting for cooking and preparing meals. There are a number of lighting fixtures and bulb

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  4. How to Replace a Light Switch or Outlet

    Appliance cord plugged into electrical outlet

    Swapping out an old light switch or outlet is a simple DIY update that almost anyone can do. However, because electricity is involved, it’s not a project to be taken lightly. As long as you take the steps to stay safe, all you need is a screwdriver, a

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  5. Save Electricity & Money with Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

    Woman screwing energy-efficient light bulb into ceiling light

    There are a number of bulb options available at your local True Value hardware store that provide close to or the same amount of light output, and last longer than standard incandescent bulbs. Energy-efficient bulbs work wi

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  6. How to Hang a Chandelier

    Ornate black chandelier in white living room

    Chandeliers radiate elegance and accent entryways, dining areas and other rooms. Installing one or any other heavy pendant-style light is not much different than standard fixtures but they can often be hefty and cumbersome to handle while making wiring

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  7. How to Install Outdoor Floodlights

    Outdoor flood lights on house at night

    Installing exterior flood lights is a great way to add security, safety and nighttime curb appeal to your home. Whether you need extra light in dark corners of your yard, or around walkways

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  8. How to Install Landscape Lighting

    Landscape garden with LED lighting

    Highlight your house and yard when the sun goes down while boosting home safety and security. Check out these ideas for adding landscape lighting and using energy-efficient, low-voltage outdoor fixtures. Everything you need for the project is available

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  9. Outdoor Solar Lights: My Easy Installation in Less Than 10 Minutes

    Installing outdoor solar spotlights

    Hi Everyone! It's Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers, and today I'm talking about outdoor lighting. Now, I know what you are thinking, 'But, it's SO expensive' and 'But, I would have to hire someone

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  10. How to Hang Christmas Lights

    Ladder to hang Christmas lights from roof

    Energy costs go up in winter as you try to keep out the seasonal chill. When you add holiday lighting displays to your electric bill, your energy spending can really add up. You can conserve energy and reduce costs by swapping out old light strings with

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