Articles by Elizabeth Schlaker

Articles by Elizabeth Schlaker

Elizabeth loves writing about all the creative ways you can use strip lights and landscape lights. In her free time, you can catch Elizabeth trying out new DIY projects, reading books, and traveling.
Pool table in entertainment room
September 23, 2023

Proper Pool Table Lighting for Your Home

The classic overhead pool table light fixture is an iconic part of the game. However, many vintage fixtures have outdated bulbs. Learn how to upgrade your lights here!

Open sign on a small business
September 14, 2023

How LEDs Help Small Businesses Save Big

LEDs can help small businesses cut energy costs by 65% and improve the customer experience. Discover energy-saving tips here!

The Essential Guide to Game Room Lighting
September 8, 2023

The Essential Guide to Game Room Lighting

Proper video game room lighting plays an integral role in enhancing your overall gaming experience. In this article, we explore all the best ways to create the ultimate game room experience using lighting. Click here to read more!

The Difference Between LED Strip Lights and Linear Light Bars
September 1, 2023

The Difference Between LED Strip Lights and Linear Light Bars

Flexible LED strip lights and LED light bars look similar and are commonly used for under-cabinet lighting. Read about their different characteristics and figure out which fixture is best for your installation here!

How to Choose the Best Controller and Dimmer for LED Strip Lights
August 26, 2023

How to Choose the Best Controller and Dimmer for LED Strip Lights

With numerous strip light controllers and dimmers on the market, it can be hard to find the right product for your needs. Luckily, we've outlined everything you need to consider when picking a controller. Click here to learn about compatibility issues, display options, and smart strip light controllers. 

Phone controlling music mode of LED lights
August 4, 2023

How to Connect LED Strip Lights to Music

One appeal of LED strip lights is their ability to sync with music to create light displays that pulse in rhythm with the beat. There are two easy ways to achieve this: 1. Use a strip light controller that has a built-in microphone, or 2. Use a strip light with a compatible app that uses your phone’s microphone/internal audio system.

What Are Smart Light Bulbs? A Beginner’s Guide to Smart Lighting
June 27, 2023

What Are Smart Light Bulbs? A Beginner’s Guide to Smart Lighting

Smart lighting refers to home lighting technology that is remotely controlled through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, apps, or smart home devices. Smart lights give users increased customization and flexibility over their lighting environments. Learn how you can use smart lighting to improve your home here!

Outdoor wire lays in a trench to be buried
June 4, 2023

Understanding the NEC Code for Outdoor Buried Electrical Wiring

The National Electrical Code (NEC) is a set of standards created by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for safe electrical installation. This guide details the various NEC requirements for outdoor receptacles, transformers, and buried electrical wires.

RV interior with kitchen and toe kick lighting
June 2, 2023

Top 10 Ways To Light Your RV: The Ultimate RV Lighting Guide

RVs and motorhomes have become increasingly popular in recent years, with more people opting to travel and live on the road. However, one of the most critical aspects of an RV that is often overlooked is lighting. Proper lighting in your RV enhances safety, improves visibility, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, and allows you to personalize your space. Read the top ways to upgrade your RV lighting here!

The Basics of LED Retrofit Lights
May 31, 2023

The Basics of LED Retrofit Lights

Light retrofitting is the process of replacing outdated lights, such as incandescents or fluorescents, with newer, energy-efficient LEDs. In this guide, we answer commonly asked questions about retrofit lights and discuss the main types of retrofit fixtures.