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Let There Be Light: Salty Kids Child Care Facility

 

 

At Del Mar Fans & Lighting, we are always seeking new ways to engage with and give back to our local community. Whether it's installing new Hunter ceiling fans at the Grace Academy to raise awareness about National Ceiling Fan Day or holding a light bulb drive to tout the benefits of switching to LED lighting, we've been so fortunate to participate in some great community projects this year.

So, when we learned that the Salty Church was building a new childcare center, we jumped at the opportunity to help. We donated new recessed lighting fixtures and trims as well as incandescent reflector light bulbs. We sopke to Cathye White, the Children's Director, about the new space and here's what she had to say.

 

What’s your role here at Salty? Salty Kids Guru

 

How long have you been in it? Three months

 

Was this the job you always imagined you’d have? Yes. As a young person I always knew that I wanted to do faith based work with kids and be in charge of projects. Even though this opportunity didn’t come as soon as I thought it would in life, I do now have the chance to do what I always imagined for myself.

 

How to Size a Chandelier: 3 Easy Steps

Find the Right Chandelier Size for Any Room in Your Home

 

A chandelier adds ambiance, style and of course, general lighting to a room, but selecting the right chandelier can be tricky. A small chandelier can easily get lost in a large space and fail to deliver a strong design element, while a large chandelier can overwhelm a small space. The right chandelier is proportional to the height and width of the room. 

How to Size Your Chandelier
To choose the right chandelier, you need to consider the diameter, height, and purpose of the room. Here are three tips on how to size a chandelier.
 

 

 

3 Steps to Size a Chandelier

1. Determine Chandelier Diameter

First, determine the diameter (width) of the chandelier using the following steps:

  • Measure the length and the width of the room
  • Add the two measurements
  • Convert the measurement unit from feet to inches

The converted sum is the ideal diameter of your chandelier. For example, if your dining room is 10' x 18', a chandelier with a 28" diameter is the best fit for your space.

Indoor Photography Lighting Tips & Tricks

How to Take Indoor Pictures like a Professional

Interested in learning how to take indoor pictures like a professional? If you have yet to purchase an indoor photography lighting kit, have no fear. You can still take amazing photos with some simple home furnishings. Consider using the adjustable table lamp sitting on your bedside table or office desk for adding light to your set. Below are a few additional indoor photography lighting tips you can use to help get the most out of your indoor photos and take pictures like a pro.

Indoor Photography Lighting Tips        

Color Temperature Text

Determining the type of color temperature you want your pictures to have will help you choose the right light bulbs to implement in your photo shoot. Have you ever noticed that the light your adjustable floor lamp produces is a soft, warm white? If so, it's most likely a result of the color temperature of the light bulb. The color temperature of light is measured on a scale of Kelvin that ranges from 2700K to 6500K. Using the Kelvin scale will help you determine the hue a specific light source emits, and understanding the Kelvin scale will help you customize the look and feel of your photo shoot.

2700K - 3000K Color Temperature

10 Fire Safety Tips for Kids & Adults

Protect Your Family and Home with these Easy to Follow Tips

According the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), residential electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year, nearly 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage. The numbers nearly double during the busy holiday season. Being well-informed about electrical fires can help you and your family prevent any injuries and damages. Examples of electrical fires include: faulty wires chandeliers, overloaded outlets, frayed wires, and more.

Del Mar Fans & Lighting's Electrical Fire Safety Guide

What Causes Electrical Fires?

Nearly half of all home electrical fires are caused by electrical failures or malfunctions such as:

  1. Faulty electrical outlets and outdated appliances
  2. Light bulbs that exceed the recommended fixture wattage
  3. Damaged or misused extension cords
  4. Dirty or poorly positioned space heaters
  5. Outdated wiring

Twenty percent of home structure fires include lighting equipment such as lamps, flush mount lights, and light bulbs while six percent include ceiling fans.

8 Tips for Selecting the Best Outdoor Lighting

Add Beauty, Safety and Security to Your Home's Exterior

Outdoor lighting is an easy, cost-effective way to add beauty, safety, and security to your home. Understanding which outdoor lights work best with your home's exterior and landscape will help you choose the right light fixtures for your garden, deck and yard. Here are our top eight tips for choosing outdoor lighting fixtures for your home.

 

Outdoor Lighting Tip #1: Placement

Outdoor Lighting Placement - Front Entrance

 

Outdoor Lighting Placement - Doorway

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