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If you’re a home body and appreciate the summer months in your backyard, an upgrade to the lighting is a nice improvement you’ll enjoy for years to come. Landscape lighting can be practical and illuminate a dark path between the garage and back door or more fanciful used to highlight a striking flower bed or garden gate entry. A good choice is a solar spotlight landscape fixture with LED (light-emitting diodes) mini light bulbs. Solar lights turn on automatically at dusk, and since they are powered by the sun, they are very energy efficient compared to more typical low voltage incandescent lights. They use long lasting NiMH batteries to store the solar energy so even after a cloudy day they provide light at night.

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Cheap ceiling sconces or a lack of overhead lighting is a common problem in rentals, but this faux-pendant light from home décor TikTok creator @withaubreyy adds some style without redoing the wiring by using a battery powered LED light hack.

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Lighting is especially important in hygge. It should match your mood and needs, which means you’re likely to want refreshing light in the morning and relaxing light at night. Smart lighting systems offer complete control when it comes to brightness and timing, allowing you to effortlessly create the environment you need throughout the day.

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We first noticed rail lighting in trendy restaurants, and today they’re popular in homes with fixtures mounted on rails across a ceiling or along a wall. They offer a lot of versatility to create a dramatic design element or a practical solution used as general overhead lighting in a room or to showcase a particular wall or feature.

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With no campfire to light-up the campsite, you’ll need to bring battery or solar-powered light sources if you want to see anything after dark. Definitely don’t skip the headlamps and consider lanterns and touch lights for softer lighting as needed. Don’t forget additional batteries.

Every home owner, regardless of his or her neighborhood, should consider security lighting. A well-lit property can be a major deterrent to potential burglars, and with these three smart security lighting picks, it’s also one of the most cost-effective ways to keep your home safe.

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The good: At just $8 each, the Wyze Bulb works with Alexa, Google and IFTTT, and you don’t need a hub to use it. The bulb itself is brighter than advertised, and the app includes useful features like scenes, shortcuts and a vacation mode.

The Chuangs planned on exploring Puerta Vallarta with their 6- year-old twins, strolling the famous Malecon along the ocean, seeing baby sea turtles released, enjoying a local meal while their ship, Holland America' s MS Oosterdam was in port. "The kids were miserable," said Yvonne Chuang, who hails from Northern California. We almost didn't make it to San Diego and...

Warmer weather means it’s finally the perfect time to cross off the home maintenance tasks you’ve been putting off during the winter. Whether you’re examining the chimney, cleaning your gutters, or clearing out the garage, there’s one simple tool that will make the job easier: this adjustable and rechargeable headlamp.

You might think great modern industrial lighting is out of your price range, but if you’re in the market for a contemporary and practical floor lamp you can snag a deal for under $60. This curved arc industrial lamp from Brightech is the kind of stylish lighting you’ve probably added to your Pinterest board.

Daylight saving time ends this Sunday, which means we’re heading into a period of longer nights and shorter days. For many of us, the loss of natural light in the evening can make it all too easy to feel sluggish and cooped up. But with a little effort, you can create a light, bright and clean home environment to combat that wintertime slump. Read on for 10 ideas to create a cozy home this fall and winter:

Great lighting can bring up any room, but if you’re trying to save precious floor space, filling the room with lamps isn’t always an option. These wall mounted lights offer a stylish space-saving solution. Let there be light!

The rooms were divided in the original layout. Spry had four walls knocked down and turned the main space into this open great room. They redid the ceiling structure, but most of the exterior walls are the same — no square footage was added, which helped keep the budget in check.

AFTER: Inside Willers removed materials that had been added in 2002, changed the interior colors and reworked the bathroom to make it more modern. Corner windows in the living room replaced sliding glass doors that were original to the home and had made defining the sitting area difficult. By adding corner windows, he didn’t lose the light or views of the mature oak trees. He then added a skylight to bring in the canopy of those oak trees.

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