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Updating your home’s lighting is a relatively simple way to enhance the ambiance of different spaces while complementing your interior design. The fixtures, light temperatures, and placements you choose can vastly impact the look and feel of areas throughout your home. Even adding a few picture windows in your living spaces can improve your access to natural light — no bulbs required. 

Light Your Way to a Better Home

Sometimes home lighting updates have nothing to do with aesthetics. Instead, a homeowner might want to replace a few bulbs with energy-efficient models. In other cases, the homeowner might need to install additional lighting to improve accessibility to dim areas. No matter what the need, Today’s Homeowner has the resources you need to get started.

Home lighting impacts more than just your ability to get around. It can also affect your overall well-being. Don’t just take it from us — Psychology Today says utilizing different lighting temperatures throughout your home can create environments for focus and calmness. In addition to color temperatures, light intensity can impact sleep cycles and alertness. 

Have the lighting you need but no repair knowledge in the event of outages or damage? Our home lighting resource hub features guides to repairing and replacing the bulbs and fixtures in your home. We’ll even provide tips for maximizing lighting outputs and minimizing those monthly energy bills.

Whether you’re looking for the best dimmer switches or new outdoor lighting ideas, we’re here to help. We’ve got the top tips and must-read resources you need to light your way to a better home.

Beautiful light balls hanging in trees outside

How to Make Rustic Light Balls with Chicken Wire

Want to give your backyard a modern farmhouse vibe? Make these chicken-wire light balls! These orbs add rustic ambiance perfect for a backyard party.
Hand adjusting dimmer switch slider

How to Install a Dimmer Switch

Replacing a standard wall switch with a dimmer switch is a great way to improve your home's lighting and set the mood. Here's how to install a dimmer switch.
Tubular skylight installed on asphalt shingle roof

Save Money on Your Electric Bill with Tubular Skylights

Skylights are a great way to bring more natural light into your home, but they can be hard to install, result in unwanted heat buildup, and are prone to leaking. Tubular skylights solve these problems.

3 Tips to Benefit from Natural Light in Your Home

Want to save money? Take advantage of natural light. It's good for your power bill and your health!
Mighty Light LED Night-Light.

Mighty Light LED Night-Light Product Review

Watch as we put the Mighty Light motion activated, battery powered, LED night-light to the test to see if it works as well as advertised. Watch this video to find out more.
Danny Lipford with CFL and LED light bulbs

Safety Concerns and Options for Energy Saving Lighting

CFL bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, and safety precautions should be followed if broken, but they can save a lot of energy in your home. Watch this video to find out more.
Dusk to Dawn Floodlight Controller from Westek

Innovative Light Switches and Timers for Your Home

Watch this video to see some innovative new light switches and timers that can bring the lighting in your home into the 21st century, including a 7-button timer, room occupancy sensor, wireless wall switch, and dusk to dawn flood light controller.
LED light bulb in recessed ceiling fixture

LED Light Bulbs Are Energy Efficient Eco-Friendly Choice

LED light bulbs have many advantages over incandescent and even CFL bulbs. LED bulbs are more energy efficient, last longer, are more durable, and eco-friendly. Watch this video to find out more.
Plastic bottles

Eco-Friendly Carpeting Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

You may be aware that plastic bottles can be recycled into a number of items, including building materials such as fencing and composite decking. But there’s another use for recycled plastic which you might not know about: carpeting for your home! Watch this video to find out more.