D.I.Y. Home Lighting Projects
How To Install a Dimmer Switch
This web page gives detailed instructions and offers pictures and diagrams for a step by step tutorial on installing a dimmer switch for your light fixture. This is perfect for the do-it-yourself home owner. It provides directions in nine steps, as well as a list of tools and materials needed.
For Those Who Do It Themselves, We've Done Some Work For You.
Links, links and more links. CreatingHomeDecor.com offers links to exciting lighting projects to sites like Martha Stewart, Better Homes & Garden and Southern Living. You will find articles on how to make lamp shades from almost anything - beads, wallpaper, glass, and gift paper. This site also offers links to sites from TV shows, a question and answer forum, reviews, and more.
The Lighting Research Center: Advancing the Effective Use of Light for Society and the Environment
This homepage for the Lighting Research Center is divided into three sections: LRC Programs, Research Topics, and Education. The LRC Programs section offers detailed information about the different projects on which the LRC is currently working. Current projects include: Light and Health; Lighting Futures; Lighting Metrics, Lighting Transformations; and Outreach Education. The Research section of the site offers comprehensive information about the different research projects that are currently taking place at the LRC. Many of the reports are available for free in a downloadable .pdf format. Current research subjects include ballasts, controls, daylighting, lamps, architectural, commercial, institutional, residential, outdoor, and security lighting. The Education section of the site details the country's first and only university-accredited program leading to a master of science in lighting. Topics in the Education section include information about the graduate program; admissions and financial aid information; student life and alumni information; lighting seminars; and their online education program.
A recommended list of books about lighting concepts. Includes the following titles: How to Make Your Own Lamps & Lampshades, Lampshades: Technique & Design, Decorating Makeovers: More than 150 Easy Projects for Furniture, Floors & Walls, Lighting & Accessories and Lampshades, Simple & Advanced. Links lead to information about how to purchase lampshade books.