Thursday, July 11, 2013

WSRM---How to choose your TABLElights!


WSRM---How to choose your TABLElights!

Before you buy a table lamp, consider this: a table lamp is the easiest and most flexible way to address your lighting needs and dress up a room all at once. It is one hard working accent you can add to any space, to complement any style.
As table lamps come in all variety of shapes and sizes, you can rest assured you will find one that fits your style and budget.And as with any of your other home furnishings, there are certain things that you should consider about a lamp before you buy one.


Table lamps come in many different heights and widths. They can be anywhere from 25" to 32" tall. There is an even greater variety of width available, ranging from candlestick types to wider, more substantial ones.
To help you decide on the size of your lamp, consider where you plan to place it. For a narrow or delicate accent table, select a slender lamp. Not only will it be more attractive visually, but safer too, as a bulky lamp on a narrow or unsteady surface could topple over.
A table's height will also dictate your lamp's height. Shorter lamps on look better on higher tables, and taller ones on lower tables.


There is an infinite variety of styles available. Choose a style that will complement your décor. Does your room have a modern feel to it? Buy a lamp that will be at home in that setting.
For a more traditional room a sleek, modern lamp might feel completely out of place. Look to something that is more traditional, like an urn shape. Try to align your lamp choice with your existing décor.


Most lamps come with detachable shades that you can easily change. The size of the shade depends on how large your lamp is, and where you are placing it.
Use a light colored shade such as white or off-white if you need more light from your lamp, such as for reading. A darker or opaque shade limits the light output and is good when you want a more subtle effect.

Light Bulbs

It is important to consider what kind of bulb a table lamp will take as bulbs for table lamps can range from 15 to 150 watts. You now also have the choice of using CFLs or LED bulbs along with incandescent ones. However, it is important to remember that you should never use higher wattage than specified on your lamp.
If you need the lamp for a decorative purpose only, a low wattage lamp could serve that purpose well. But if you are relying on your lamp to be an important source of light, consider getting one that accommodates three way lighting, where you can make your light brighter or dimmer as needed.

Monday, July 8, 2013

WSRM---How to care of ur LEDlights?


WSRM---How to care of ur LEDlights?

When you’ve just upgraded your lights to LEDs, your first thought probably isn’t, “What am I going to do when these things burn out?” LEDs can last for as long as half a century, and when you pay for an entire LED lighting upgrade, you should expect them to. However, after you get over the dazzle and gleam of your favorite new lights, it’s important  to know how their lives will play out, so you can best care for them.
This blog post will answer two questions: How do you know when to replace your LEDs? and, How should you care for them so that won’t happen for a long, long time?
1. How to replace your LEDs

The trickiest part of LED maintenance is knowing when you need to exchange your old lights for new ones. Unlike other light sources, LEDs will never burn out. Instead, they get dimmer and dimmer until they’re no longer useful, which is usually when they emit about 70% of their original light output. So the question is, how will you know when it’s time to replace your LED?
When it reaches its rated life at 35,000, 50,000, 60,000 hours, there won’t be any definite indication that it’s time to change your light bulb. Plus, depending on how and where you use your LEDs, they could last shorter or longer than the projected rated life. When they do dwindle to 70%, you might not even notice.
Here are some suggestions so you’ll never find yourself sitting in the dark with the lights on:
  • The easiest solution might be to simply spot check the lights each year along with your routine cleaning and maintenance. Be sure to notice how the shadows and reflections have changed in the space over that time. Increase your attentiveness closer to their projected end.
  • You could also embed a controller in the light fixture to maintain a constant light output, underdriving the fixture for most of its  life until the end, when it goes into overdrive. When the lights finally fail, it will be more obvious.
  • You could also use an indicator or light sensor to monitor the consumed rated life, or the light level.
When you replace your LED fixtures, it will be easiest to change them out all at once, because as a general rule, LEDs will depreciate at the same rate when in the same environment.
2. How to maintain your LEDs

Of course, you want to prolong the day that you have to buy LED replacements as much as possible. In order to keep them going stronger for longer, you need to take special maintenance measures.