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Home Improvement Lighting
This is a site for the Do-It-Yourselfer. This site has a wide range of articles describing in detail how to design and install a wide variety of light in all parts of the house and grounds. There are articles on choosing and properly installing undercounter lights, track lighting, installing a dimmer switch, designing and installing wiring and lighting for a deck or patio, articles on how to properly light your garden and yard and even articles on buying, installing and using solar lighting. There are several articles on designing and installing yard lights, porchlights, low voltage lighting, sensor lights, shop lights, rope lights, landscape lights, outdoor security lights, even vanity lights in your bathroom. This site covers different types of lights and which type is best for which application, how to repair faulty lighting, and even tips on how to purchase lighting and stay within a budget. If you are into do-it-yourself lighting projects, this site is a must-see.

Maxlite: A Comprehensive Online Shop for Environmentally Friendly Lighting
The leading global manufacturer and marketer of innovative energy efficient lighting solutions. The Maxlite homepage offers a comprehensive line of environmentally friendly lighting products. Distributing to the U.S. as well as internationally, Maxlite offers customers staple environmentally friendly products such as a wide selection of compact fluorescent lamps; linear fluorescent lamps and ballasts; and indoor and outdoor fixtures. In addition to these staple lighting products, Maxline also offers state-of-the-art environmentally friendly lighting options. Maxlite is partnered with government-backed Energy Star, an organization designed to promote environmentally friendly, energy efficient products. The website also includes an online form for immediate quotes on lighting projects.

Build a 3-D Virtual Lightbulb Using Bryce Animation
Bryce is an extremely powerful 3-D animation program, allowing the realistic rendering of objects for computer animation purposes. This particular tutorial explains step by step how to render a lightbulb. Special emphasis is given to creating a very contemporaty lighting look to the bulb. Each step of the animation layering process is carefully explained in such detail that with practice anyone using the Bryce animation program could render a variety of extremely realistic-looking lighting fixtures, including outdoor lighting fixtures, kitchen lighting, bathroom lighting, deck lighting, garden lighting, chandeliers, floor lamps, and a wide range of home lighting fixtures and wall sconces. Whether as an architectural rendering, or a home design or animation piece, the Bryce Animation program can allow you to experiment with a wide variety of lighting styles and techniques without ever once touching the real thing.

Installing Recessed Lights
A step-by-step instructional tutorial about installing recessed lights, the site features installing eyeball-type lighting and downlights. Ideas for spacing lights and finding lighting joists is included with descriptive diagrams. How to disconnect and remove current lighting fixtures is explained, as is cutting drywall for lighting installation. Lighting wiring and specifics of installation are featured. All step-by-step lighting tips are accompanied by interactive video. A lighting materials and tools list is included to ensure all supplies are available.

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