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The Science of Light & Electricity for Kids

Electricity is a very important part of our lives that we use for just about everything we do. From turning on your dining room chandelier when you sit down with family for dinner, to playing on the computer, or using the toaster, electricity is involved. You might already know that electricity is very important, but did you ever really think about what electricity is, or where it comes from? We will explore the answers to these questions and more.

<h1>How Light Works: The Science of Light and Optics</h1>

What is light? Light could be a number of different things, depending on the circumstances. It could be the glow from a light bulb in your bedroom or the warm shining rays that beat down from the sun. Light can be natural or manmade, but no matter how it is created, we utilize light every single day. Throughout the past century, there have been a number of scientific developments revolving around light.

<h1>Learn How to Keep Cool This Summer with Fans</h1>

Many people look forward to summer as it brings warmer temperatures, outdoor activities, and a more relaxed atmosphere. Hot summer temperatures can also bring about a sharp increase in energy bills as air conditioning is turned up high to counter the heat and humidity of the season. Luckily, there are ways to keep your home cool without running up a massive energy bill by constantly running an air conditioner. Even if you choose to use an air conditioner periodically, there are steps that can be taken to save energy and in turn save money.

<h1>What Size Ceiling Fan Do I Need?</h1>

Small ceiling fans for small rooms and large ceiling fans for large rooms, or so they say. While this may sound like an ancient proverb, choosing the right size ceiling fan ensures maximum performance, style, and above all – comfort. Here’s how you can select the correct ceiling fan 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. 

Indoor Photography Lighting Tips & Tricks

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.

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: an improperly wired chandelier, overloaded outlets, faulty or frayed wires, and more.

<h1>8 Tips for Selecting the Best Outdoor Lighting</h1>

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.

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