With each passing
year, the benefits of LED outdoor lighting become more statistically sound.
While the longevity, quality and energy efficiency capabilities of LED bulbs
have proven successful over the past ten years, even more positive features are
on the horizon. Today, learning what an LED outdoor light can provide as
opposed to an ordinary lighting system, will help you rethink your landscape,
pathway and security systems.
LED lighting is a
leader in outliving the competition by a very wide margin in life expectancy.
An incandescent bulb can last 750 to 2,000 hours and a halogen bulb, 2,000 to
5,000 hours. LED bulbs put both of these existing methods to shame by shedding
30,000 to 50,000 hours of pure light before needing changed. In addition, many
regular lighting systems do not offer a simple bulb change but an entire
housing mechanism. The switch to LED can save you money in maintenance costs by
lasting as long as a decade before a replacement is needed.
Distribution of Light
The three zones of
luminaire classification (LCS) are considered for outdoor lighting according to
IESNA. These include forward, back and up light and the test results are
astounding. If you have ever stood under a street light that is fitted with an
incandescent or halogen bulb, you understand the difference. Visual performance
is limited and even annoying with the glare that is associated with regular
outdoor lighting. The LED bulb is still undergoing study through CALiPER in
order to make a scientific comparison but, for now, the human eye can give LED
lights a positive report.
Quality of Light
distribution are not the only winning features of the LED versus CFL outdoor
lighting. It has been recently revealed by PEARL studies that incandescent
lighting loses 5 to … READ MORE ...
of the most important things to keep in mind before building that lavish home
is your family’s safety. Many people would argue that you only come to install
safety measures right after you complete the construction, but this is a
mistake. From getting a secure area to build a house for your family to how you
construct it is integral to overall security. The following safety precaution
tips will help you to safeguard your new home.
a Secure House
mentioned above, the security of your home should begin right from the site.
Pick a location that has a high-security level to construct your house. While
you may be able to choose an area with low theft cases, there’s more to safety
than crime rates.
disasters such as windstorms, flooding, hurricanes can harm your family. These
hazards are sometimes inevitable, as they can happen from time to time. That’s
why you should plan to build a substantial house that can withstand all these
a secure home requires you to use quality materials and strong fasteners such
as galvanized timber bolts, like those from BACO Enterprises, for roofing to
ensure your rooftop is intact despite wind, rain, and other types of severe
Building a Safe Room
You can build a small safe room inside your house where you can hide and be safe in case a disaster strikes. This room should be constructed to fit all the members of the family and have some space for stocking food and water. Use quality bolts such as 307 timber fasteners while building this room to enhance tight security.
Also, structure the room in a way that it can withstand strong winds and tremors from an earthquake. It should also protect you and your family … READ MORE ...
chisels are invaluable for projects that include decorative, shaped work that
is typically turned on a lathe. Such projects can include making chair legs,
salt and pepper pots, pieces for a balustrade, bowls, cups and even chess
pieces. A piece of timber or a partly finished object is held in place on a
lathe which rotates at high speed. A woodturning chisel is held in place to
create the desired shape.
Types of Woodturning Chisel
chisels generally have longer handles and blades for versatility when working
on a variety of projects. They are available with shaped ends that each produce
a different effect.
- Domed Scraper Chisel – This has a smooth angled curve to
eliminate rough edges inside hollow structures such as a bowl or cup
- Deep Bowl Gouge – The U-shaped blade is ideal for hollowing out
a piece of timber to form a bowl or cup
- Roughing Gouge – With a sharply trimmed U-shaped end, this
chisel is used to begin work on a project by cutting away excess timber
- Skew Chisel – The neat wedge shape of this chisel is perfect
for finishing a piece by smoothing the surface
- Oval Skew Chisel – This is similar to the previous chisel
except the back of the blade is curved to allow it to be held in position
against a rest
- Fingernail Profile Gouge – The elongated fingernail cutting
edge can be used either head on or at the side for creating flexible
- Parting and Beading Chisel – The sharp V-shaped end is ideal for
cutting notches and beadwork
- Spindle Gouge – This has a lop-sided U-shape which enables a
neat finish for spindles
Woodturning Projects for a
Woodturning is a
skilled task that can take some time to master but having the right tools … READ MORE ...
Those who are
experiencing winter need to find ways to control the temperature it’s time to
take care of your heating duct. This is why most flats and buildings are equipped
with heating systems that control the temperature. But sometimes, these systems
are not enough to keep you warm.
People would often
resort to calling up someone to install it for them, but some prefer to try and
install the system by themselves. This saves them a lot of money.
You might be
considering the thought of doing it yourself but some hesitations might hold
you back. If you already know how to do usual home fixes then you’d surely be
able to do the heating system. Just check out these tips that can help you
install or fix your heating ducts:
1. Do the math-find
out how much ducting hose you will need for the entire place. Consider the room
dimensions and calculate the amount that you will need. You have to do this in
order to find out how much you need to buy when you go to the store.
2. Head to the
hardware store-as soon as you know how much you need, you can now head to the
hardware store and purchase your materials. Make sure to give allowance to the
amount of hose that you will buy. Check the various sizes of hose and pick
which one you think is best for the house. You should also grab other materials
that you might need like a duct tape.
3. Put the pieces
together-all you have to do is cut up the ducts at the desired sizes and try to
connect them to the heating unit. It’s enough to use a knife or a pair of
scissors. A duct tape is also necessary to … READ MORE ...
It’s never a pleasant
experience to walk into a cold bathroom especially first thing in the morning.
Fortunately there are a number of bathroom heating options that can make using
your bathroom much more comfortable. From traditional bathroom radiators to
underfloor heating and towel heaters UK homeowners have a great deal of choice.
Most people looking to
add extra warmth and comfort to their bathroom will first consider installing a
standard bathroom radiator. There is a huge variety available from traditional
cast iron to ultra modern flat radiators. Whether you simply require a
practical solution or something that will enhance the overall look of the room
there is something to match all bathroom designs.
Similar to regular bathroom radiators towel heaters have the added feature of being designed to keep hand and bath towels warm and dry. This type of heater will typically consist of a series of rails or rings that will hold one or more towel. The downside of this type of heating is that generally it isn’t the most effective way of heating the bathroom and unless you have room for a very large towel heater then you will most likely find that you need to install an additional heating system.
Underfloor heating has become more popular in recent years and is a great way to add extra luxury to your bathroom. This type of heating comes in two different versions. The first is fluid filled, similar to a traditional radiator but fitted under the floorboards. This type of system can be difficult to install and so isn’t necessarily the best choice.
The other option is to install an electric coil or mat under the floor which is then linked to the homes electricity supply. This system is fitted with a thermostat and can be … READ MORE ...