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It's so fun to do electrical and lighting projects! Just kidding! We know that electrical and lighting projects are tricky, and that .0001 percent of the population actually knows how to do them. That's OK, because on Hometalk, you can talk about electrical & lighting projects with people who have done them before, and can tell you what works - and what doesn't. Or, browse photos of electrical and lighting projects for inspiration. Electrical and lighting projects are easier when you have Hometalk on your side.
I am looking for an outdoor chandelier that has a UL Damp rating. I really want something feminine that looks 'indoors'-- and can stand the moisture of being outdoors. My husband wants it to be a bit rustic too. Any ideas? I don't want a lantern-style light fixture. I need to keep the price under $400. Everything I have seen that I like is not UL Damp, so it is pretty for photos but not actually practical for being on a patio. Thank you!
This is my lighted gazing ball that I lovingly refer to as my "Fairyball". It's made from a standard gazing ball that can be purchased at most garden or craft centers and an old log we
fished out of a river while camping. We let it dry for a year, then drilled a hole right up through the center and ran an extension cord up through the hole to plug the strand of lights into. Colored LED lights have been the best string of lights because they do not get hot inside the glass ball and burn out. Its on a timer and glows 365 days a year down in my shade garden.
I am a lighting nut. I have so many boxes and storage totes full of lights that my husband thinks I should be a lighting company! I decorate for every holiday and use traditional
Christmas lights to add romantic hues to my patio area, fire pit, tree line, and play area for my pooches. I have lights, everywhere. So, I'm including some tips on how to use them year round to add a much needed face lift to many spaces.
This outlet had been installed with a quick connect (back stab) method that leaves connections loose over time. If the homeowners had not been home they may have lost everything. Annual inspections are so important for aging electrical systems, but most people never have them.......
As you can see fro the photos we used an Aquascape Patio Pond and removed the plant shelf. We installed a 10" pvc pipe in the center of the patio pond to create a pedestal for the mill
stone. We added an LED accent light on the center plum and placed 3 1 watt LED lights under the stone to capture the water falling. This project made the perfect center piece for this garden design. What do ya think?
Henry Henderson walks you through a step by step process of how ElectraMedics installs landscape lighting. Lots of people install landscape lighting, but if done incorrectly you will always have challenges with your system.