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10 Best Pergola Lighting Ideas

Add some sparkle and glow to your outdoor space with these creative pergola lighting ideas.

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12 Outdoor Fire Pit Lighting Ideas

Adding to the fire's glow, these fire pit lighting ideas help transform your outdoor living space into a welcoming and...


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How to Design and Install Whole Home Lighting

Complement natural light with a flexible design.


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If Your Lights Are Flickering, This Is What It Could Mean

Flickering lights are annoying, but are they a big deal? We've got the details about why bulbs sometimes flicker, and...


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Light Up Your Garage With Flair

A combination of showroom and task lighting does it best

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7 Bright Ideas For Lighting Under Your Bed

Hot and on-trend, under bed lighting adds a wow factor to your slumber spaces. Whether you're looking for LED or...


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How to Upgrade and Replace Lightbulbs

Replacing outdated lightbulbs in your new home can create the atmosphere you want and lower your electric bill. Here are...

20 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Whether you're looking to fix up your home to put it on the market or just want to bring some...


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


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8 Best Home Security Lights

Don't be left in the dark! You'll know exactly what's going on around your home when you invest in top-rated...


Homeowners’ Guide to Outdoor Christmas Lights

This year, elevate your house to "oooh and ahhh" status with the best outdoor Christmas lights.

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How to Fix and Replace Christmas Lights

Squeeze another season out of your strings of lights!


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8 Best Light Therapy Lamps

Elevate your mood. Light therapy lamps help fight seasonal depression so you can thrive throughout the shorter, darker days of...


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Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects and Tips From the ’60s

Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...


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Deals We Love: Smart Home Devices

Controlling entry into your home and lighting from anywhere provides convenience and peace of mind.


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Deals We Love: Flashlights and Lanterns

A flash sale offering great lighting options at deep discounts.

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How to Replace a Fluorescent Light Ballast

Stop fluorescent lights from flickering and humming with a new ballast.


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Why Every Workshop Needs a Quality Flashlight (And How to Choose the Right One)

Every workshop needs a flashlight for emergency lighting, precision detailing and more. Here are key features to look for when...


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8 Best Outdoor Flood Lights

A well-lit home is not only more secure, it's got great curb appeal! Here are the best outdoor flood lights...


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What to Know About Fluorescent Lighting

Wondering about fluorescent light? Learn the pros and cons of this type of lighting, along with the three main types...


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10 Best Motion Sensor Lights

We round up the 10 best motion sensor lights to provide style and safety to your home and yard.


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Deals We Love: Rechargeable Flashlights

Two game-changing light throwers from U.S.-based manufacturer, Olight.


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New Countertop Appliance Claims to Kill Coronavirus on Household Items

Luma and Luma Pro aim to deliver 99.9 percent effectiveness in killing germs, bacteria and viruses — including the coronavirus.


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Deals We Love: Exterior Security

Shorter days and longer nights mean outdoor lighting is a hot commodity right now.

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Installing Recessed Lighting for Dramatic Effect

Installing recessed lighting, even in the toughest situation—by fishing wires.


Fluorescent Closet Light Fixtures

Fluorescent lights over the door solve a closet lighting problem


How to Build a Soffit Box with Recessed Lighting

Add interest to a bedroom or kitchen by building a soffit with drywall, wood trim and rope lights.


How to Replace a Fluorescent Light Bulb

First step? Check the fixture for other problems.


How to Install Elegant Cove Lighting

Soft light and rich drama for any room


How to Add a Light

Make an existing switch do double duty by adding another light fixture.