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Recessed lighting fixtures are light fixtures that are installed in the ceiling to provide task, accent, ambient, and wall washing lighting effects. They aren’t as decorative or expensive as chandeliers or pendants and aren’t as complex as track lighting -- but they can still be a difficult topic because they require knowledge of how your house was built. Our guide will help you to understand the basics of recessed fixtures and what they’re commonly used for.

Here at Del Mar Fans & Lighting, we understand how important sleep is and how hard it can be – especially in our modern age with all of the distractions and technological overstimulation. In order to get a healthy amount of rest and feel energized in the morning, a comfortable sleeping environment is key.

Having a ceiling fan or standing fan in the bedroom is a popular and efficient way to help relax your body and brain for a good night’s sleep. Today, we’ll be sharing some ways fans can help you get an awesome night’s sleep.

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.

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.

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.

Is there anything more elegant than a beautiful, sparkling chandelier hung in just the right spot in your home? We think not. Now that you've found the right size chandelier, it's time to install it where everyone can admire it.

According to ENERGY STAR, lighting accounts for 12 percent of home energy costs. If you’re using inefficient light bulbs, this can really add up. Switching from incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs can decrease your energy use and reduce your energy costs. See how incandescent bulbs stack up against LED bulbs in the infographic below.

Top Five Tropical Ceiling Fans

By Marjorie Simonetti in All, Learn

Summer is in full swing and the heat may have you trying to seek solace in a cooler climate. There’s no better way to cool off than grabbing a fruity, frozen drink and relaxing beneath the cooling breeze of a tropical ceiling fan. The right ceiling fan will take your mind off of the scorching summer temperatures and have you completely relaxed while you watch the sunset on your back porch or take a snooze in your outdoor hammock.

Smart home automation is no longer a quirky phase of the 1950s. You can control the lighting, temperature and a plethora of appliances in your home from your smartphone or tablet. Now add the humble ceiling fan to that growing list. The Haiku SenseME by Big Ass Fans promises to revolutionize the ceiling fan with built-in occupancy and temperature sensors.

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