How to Help Louisiana Flooding Victims

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As you may know, Louisiana has recently experienced one of the worst natural disasters in recent years. Over 60,000 homes have been reported damaged or destroyed. It’s being estimated that the home property damage alone is at least $30 Billion, not including businesses and infrastructure. If you would like to help flood victims there are lots of ways to do your part. Continue reading

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How I Installed My Kitchen Under Cabinet Lights

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My wife and I recently bought our first home. We’re loving all the joys of home ownership, but no house is perfect. That’s right, as nice as it is we still have some design quirks to contend with. For instance, the living room floor squeaks in one spot. Then there’s the refrigerator’s ice maker that consistently sounds like an intruder is breaking in at 1am. And judging by the title of this article you may have already guessed, our kitchen countertops are too dark. Continue reading

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How to choose an LED tape light controller.

Right now HitLights offers 13 LED lighting control options. We’ve done buying guides on controllers before, but we’ve never had one place that explained all of them until now.

First things first. There are two main categories of LED tape light controllers: Single color & Multi Color.

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LEDs Plus Star Wars Equals Better Lightsabers

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If you watch any of our videos or subscribe to any of our Social Media platforms (like Instagram or Facebook) you might have seen our lightsaber video. We made it the same week that The Force Awakens came out, and admittedly it was thrown together pretty quickly.

The lightsabers were just LED strips wrapped around some cardboard tubes we had lying around the office, but one thing I noticed while shooting the video is how good the swords looked. It was because the lights were reflecting off of things and giving everything a unique glow. You can see the video here if you’d like. Continue reading

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Rare Roman Villa Found Under Ping Pong Table

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As an American I think I’ve been programmed to believe Britain is a magical land of wizards, priceless antiques and boarding schools. Reality isn’t that far off, in this case at least. A rug designer (I’m assuming this is a typical English job) was installing lights for his ping pong table and found a Roman Villa. Continue reading

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Ten Worst Lighting Pun Headlines Explained

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When I’m looking for stories about LED lighting to share on social media I run across the familiar story about how a city is planning to change out their lights to LEDs. There are literally dozens of articles I find every week. This means somewhere right now a stressed editor is slapping together a hackneyed pun to get their readers excited about new street lights.

So, this week I’ve put together my picks for the top ten worst lighting headlines, but just in case you’re missing the jokes I’ll explain them for you the best I can. Continue reading

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You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

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You’ve probably read “You won’t believe your eyes” on a link to some disappointing article. But this isn’t one of those. Destin Sandlin from the Smarter Every Day YouTube channel got to thinking our eyes trick us sometimes. It turns out our eyes aren’t just little cameras attached to a hard drive (our brain). Instead vision is something much more complicated.

As a bonus you’ll get to see a cool LED device made by a guy named Greg. Continue reading

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Giant Tetris Game Using LED Strips

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When a few students from Kiel University in Germany looked at their school’s building they must of thought, “This needs a giant Tetris game on it.” The computer science majors actually built their Lighthouse project for a tech contest (and won BTW). Continue reading

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Turtle Power! LED fishing nets keep out turtles.

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University of Exeter researchers released findings this week that it’s possible to repel sea turtles from entering fishing nets using LED lights. While fish can’t Continue reading

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Good Lighting is Hard to Find

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Anyone selfie-obsessed knows all about finding the right lighting. It’s true, good lighting is hard to find, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We’ve actually done an entire series on how to light any room, starting with the basics.

This week, we thought we’d share some of our favorite Vines about how real the struggle really is. Continue reading

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