Light it Up in Surrey

Light it Up in Surrey

The Lower Mainland is a waaay different now from when I was growing up in Vancouver a half-century ago. Happily, you almost never hear jokes anymore about that weird, ragtag suburb on the other side of those distant bridges. I bet no one’s Vancouver boyfriend assures...
The Importance of Security Lighting for Your Peace of Mind

The Importance of Security Lighting for Your Peace of Mind

There are many reasons for choosing to light the outside of our house. Often, it’s to create a lovely ambience that magnifies the beauty of the home. However, many homeowners opt for outdoor lighting not only for atmosphere but also for security. Outdoor security...
Should I Buy an LED Dimmer or Regular Dimmer?

Should I Buy an LED Dimmer or Regular Dimmer?

The dimmer switch isn’t a new invention by any means. Did you know that the first dimmer was invented in 1959? That makes it 60 years old this year! A man named Joel Spira invented it in his tiny New York City apartment and patented it two years later. It marked the...
Dimmable or Non-dimmable Lights

Dimmable or Non-dimmable Lights

Whether we’re putting together plans for the electrical components of our new house or updating the electrical system on an old one, one of the things we think about are the switches and whether or not we want the ability to dim the bulbs in a particular room or rooms...
When to Replace Your Lights

When to Replace Your Lights

When should you replace your lights? Seems like a silly question, eh? After all, who replaces their light bulbs while they’re still burning or their light fixtures while they still function properly? But do you ever feel as if your light bulbs just aren’t burning as...