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Everything you need to know about the electrical power systems that run your home.

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5 Types of Circuit Breakers

Circuit breakers protect our lives and property from dangerous electrical situations. Here's what you need to know about these critical devices.

More Than One Million Breaker Boxes Recalled Because of Fire Hazard

The recall is due to the threat of "thermal burn and fire hazards."


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What’s a Bladeless Ceiling Fan and Does It Really Work?

Ever hear of a bladeless ceiling fan?  Neither had I.  So we tried one out, and I have to say...


Homeowner’s Guide To Path Lighting

Unlike other landscape lights, path lights have a singular purpose: to light the path. Here's a rundown of the solar...


8 Best Solar Path Lights

Functional and eco-friendly, here are the best solar path lights to help you find your way around at night.

What Is UL Listed and Why Does It Matter?

UL is the gold standard of safety and compliance testing, but what is UL listed? Family Handyman breaks it down.


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Brighten Up Any Project with the Family Handyman Approved Nebo Omni 2k Work Light

Looking for an addition to your toolbox that shines? Try the compact, bright and long-lasting Nebo Omni 2k work light.

How To Light Your Home: 10 Types of Light Fixtures

Upgrading or choosing new light fixtures for your home? This guide will give you the rundown of all of the...


13 Flashlight Tips and Tricks

Flashlights do more than brighten up a dark room. Here are some brilliant flashlight tips and tricks that just might...


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7 Types of Ceiling Lights To Upgrade Your Home

Upgrade your ceiling lights and see what an impact it has on the overall look and feel of your home.


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Why You Shouldn’t Get Rid of Your Old TV Cables

There are some benefits to keeping those old coaxial and ethernet cables.

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Tips for Choosing the Best Lighting for Your Bedroom

Make your bedroom a sanctuary — one that has functional, useful and decorative lighting — with these nine expert tips.


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9 Best Kitchen Light Fixtures

Make your kitchen warm, inviting and tailored to the tasks at hand with these best-of kitchen light fixtures.


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The Best Bedroom Ceiling Lights

The bedroom of your dreams awaits. Set the mood with just the right light.


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Family Handyman Approved: Wago Lever Nuts

Wary of cheap, twist-on wire nuts? Then try these from Wago.


How to Choose Dining Room Light Fixtures

Want to give your dining room a new look? Something simple like a new light fixture can make a huge...

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Bathroom Light Fixtures Buying Guide

Bathroom lighting merits as much attention as in any other room. For safety, utility and relaxation, choose bathroom light fixtures...


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10 Best Pendant Light Fixtures for Your Home

From a Mobius loop of acrylic to pastel matte metal, the latest in lighting is here. Check out these 10...


How To Replace the Heating Element in an Electric Oven

Electric oven heating element replacement is a surprisingly simply DIY fix. Here's everything you need to know.


10 Kitchen Lighting Design Ideas

Add brightness and style to your kitchen with these lighting ideas from Instagram.


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Buyer’s Guide To LED Bedroom Lights

The right LED lighting in the bedroom can create an inviting atmosphere that promotes calm, relaxation and, of course, sleep.


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10 Best Recessed Lights to Buy for Your Home

Recessed lights can be used to provide ambiance or accent illumination. If you're in the market, here's a roundup of...


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Light Bulb Buyer’s Guide

LEDs are in. Incandescents are out. Here's everything else you need to know about choosing light bulb types for your...


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10 Best Under Cabinet Lighting Options

Under cabinet lights are perfect for illuminating countertop workspaces and setting an ambient mood. Here are 10 noteworthy options.

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Track Lighting Buyer’s Guide

If you think track lighting is an ugly strip of spotlights attached to the ceiling, think again! Here's what you...


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10 Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Bedroom lighting is often overlooked. These lighting ideas provide the visibility you need from dawn to dusk.


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How to Use a Light Tester to Fix Christmas Lights

A simple tester helps you fix holiday light strings fast.


What to Know About Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting, or canned lights, add a clean, minimalistic look to any room. It can be used to illuminate whole...


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How To Choose the Best Bathroom Light Fixtures

New bathroom light fixtures can radically change the look of a bathroom, from sparse and utilitarian to warm and luxurious.


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How Are Grow Lights Different From Regular Light Bulbs?

You don't need a green thumb to keep the thyme and aloe alive all winter. What you need is a...