Lights on Parade (for Mardi Gras)

Early February in Louisiana means one thing. Mardi Gras season. Grab some king cake, and go check out some parades!

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Mardi Gras Umbrella DIY Project

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Want to learn how to make your very own Second Line Umbrella for Mardi Gras? Well we have just the video for you after the break. Continue reading

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What is color temperature? Choosing the right color LED lights.

If you’ve been shopping for lights recently, you may have noticed something called “color temperature”. You may have thought, “What is this? I just want to buy a light.” The simple answer is, that number with a K behind it tells you what color light you’re buying. If you’d like to know more click to read the full story, but be warned. Things are going to get sciency.

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How to Connect LED Light Strips Together

Caleb and Wayne show you how to connect LED light strips together and then troubleshoot common issues you might run into.

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HitLights CEO Honored by Business Report

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Thank you to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report for naming our CEO, Bin Yu as their Young Businessperson of the Year.

The Business Report made the early announcement Monday, January 4 ahead of their 33rd Annual Business Awards and Hall of Fame gala in March. Look for the March 1 issue of the Business Report to read the article or buy tickets to the March 17th gala.

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How to Light Any Room in Your Home (Part 4, Task Lighting)

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Layer Four: Task Lighting

Quick. Think about what different rooms are used for. In a kitchen, you prepare food, clean dishes, store food, eat and entertain. A bedroom: you sleep, read, study, play and practice guitar. A living room: watch tv, host parties, relax, read the paper and drink coffee.

Each room is used for specific things, or tasks if you will. For most of us, each of those Continue reading

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How to Light Any Room in Your Home (Part 3, Accent Lighting)

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Layer Three: Accent Lighting

So far we have the sun working for us and our room filled with light. A lot of us would stop right there, but without the next layer of light your room will look flat and have no obvious points of Continue reading

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How to Light Any Room in Your Home (Part 2, Ambient Light)

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Layer Two: Ambient Light

Now that you’ve harnessed the power of the sun, it’s time to move on to the next layer of light, Ambient Light. This is the general purpose, artificial lighting that covers any room with a blanket of light. In a bedroom it might be a solitary light bulb in the center of the ceiling. In a living room it may be a Continue reading

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How to Light Any Room in Your Home (Part 1, The Basics)

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Lighting done right isn’t quickly noticed. So, the lighting plan is often overlooked or rushed, but it actually has a huge effect on the look and feel of any space. How many times have you walked into a room and thought something like, “This feels cozy” or “This room feels like a dentist’s office”? Without realizing it, you were probably being influenced by Continue reading

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How to put LEDs in your costumes – The Basics

With Halloween on its way, I figured some tips could help you take your costume to the next level.

In this video, Svetlana Quindt of KamuiCosplay.com shows a few basic steps to help incorporate LED’s into costumes.   While Svetlana uses individual diodes and small batteries, our LED light strips would work really well cut down to the size you need and powered with a battery pack!

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She also gives some fantastic pointers on how to solder LED’s to wires and properly insulate your connections, which is extremely useful for custom projects.  Working with LED’s can make anything cooler, and popping some lights onto your costume of choice is a great way to get started learning the basics.

If you need any help with a Halloween project, or just want to learn more about LED’s, feel free to give us a call (1-855-768-4135) or shoot an email to customerservice@hitlights.com.

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