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Provide indirect lighting anywhere with an LED light strip and Insteon

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I’m a huge fan of LED lights, whether the application is to save electricity, run Christmas lights, or provide indirect pathway lighting. Today’s project is along the same vein as the pathway lighting, but with LEDwholesalers‘ color-changing LED strip. This

Posted by Matt Chiste
February 7

Are LED Christmas lights worth it?

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We’ve covered the Insteon 8-watt light bulb, a DIY project involving LED light strips, and the Kill A Watt to quickly view energy usage (without needing a whole-house system). Armed with the knowledge that LED lights are cheaper to run

Posted by Matt Chiste
December 17

Powering your LED pathway lighting with Insteon OutletLinc

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Let’s take a moment to revisit the light strip mini-series of posts – we’ve covered a lot on the topic and it’s time to wrap it all up. We started with the selecting a location and installing a strip of

Posted by Matt Chiste
November 21

Battery-powered motion sensor for LED light strip

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It’s been a little while since we covered installing LED Light Strips on stairs for pathway lighting. This concept has evolved over time, starting with wiring the LED lights down a plastic cable run trimmed to direct the light down:

Posted by Matt Chiste
November 11

LED light strips make great low-energy pathway lighting

I had motion-controlled lights on my front steps for about a year when I decided I could do better. While it was nice to move up and down the steps without having to hit a light switch, the overhead lights

Posted by Matt Chiste
October 25

Insteon 8-watt light bulb

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We’ll spend some time on this blog on LED lights and Green Energy, but now that you’ve been introduced to the ISY-994i, set up synching with an ApplianceLinc, selected your Insteon switch types, and installed a new Insteon switch, let’s

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 16
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