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When we decided to landscape the front of our home, our landscape designer sent us on a tour of the town’s most beautifully landscaped front yards. We loved driving around to different neighborhoods, admiring the flower-filled beds in front of one home and the mature trees towering over another, but it wasn’t until he asked us to revisit some of those homes again, at night, did we see the full picture of exterior accent lighting.

As children, many of us were afraid to sleep in what seemed like then our pitch-black bedrooms, and we begged our parents to leave the bathroom or hallway light on. If you were lucky, they agreed after many outbursts. If you were truly lucky, you had a night light or a portable lamp lamp on a bedside table. Kids still play the light game at night, turning lights on and off continuously.

<h1>Westinghouse Wants You to Recycle Your Old Light Bulbs</h1>

Recycling used to mean only one thing to most of us: tin cans. And maybe the occasional cardboard box. But that is so 2012. Today, H&M offers a coupon for a bag of your old clothes, the military will recycle your unwanted cell phones, and Apple will gladly take that retired MacBook off your hands. Environmentally conscious consumers are composting food scraps and reusing milk jugs, and words like repurpose and upcycle have entered the mainstream. Many people are even recycling ceiling fan light bulbs.

<h1>Hinkley Outdoor Lighting Takes Life Outside</h1>

When our friends first purchased their 1920s Spanish-revival style home, we weren’t mesmerized by the tray ceiling in the dining room or the Chicago brick throughout the first floor. Instead, we were first enthralled by the Hinkley outdoor wall lights and lantern lights.

What do the abbreviations AC and DC meant to you? As Floridians, here at Del Mar Fans & Lighting, the term AC reminds us of a summer staple used to keep us cool; and DC is the abbreviation for our nation's capital. Rarely do these terms conjure images of the best ceiling fan motors. However, our journey to understand the difference between an alternating current (AC) motor and a direct current (DC) motor has been an enlightening one.

The Casablanca Fan Company has defined sophistication, performance, and efficiency for nearly 40 years. Founded by Burton A. Burton in Pomona, California, the ceiling fan manufacturer modeled the first fan models after antiques, plating each one with an antique brass finish.

It’s no secret that we have specific ideas about how we want things to look in our homes. From an early age we've been crafting and expanding our personal styles. We like things to look and feel more like us, so why would it be any different with our ceiling fans? We are excited to announce at Del Mar Fans & Lighting that we developed the Ceiling Fan Configurator. This configurator allows you to design select Custom Ceiling Fan Builder to create your a custom ceiling fan.

In most houses, lights get turned on and off quite frequently, especially if you have children. A lot of parents deal with the bedtime light war when their children are constantly turning the lights on after the parent turned them off. But according to the latest research on cost effective lighting, you might be better off giving up on the light switch war and just leaving the lights on, especially since many lights are rated according to the number of times they are turned on and off.

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