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Outdoor Lighting

Creating Curb Appeal

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We’ve pulled together an array of outdoor lighting options guaranteed to complement your home’s architecture and improve its overall security.

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Lighting Style Guide

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In a monthly column, Sanford Fogg of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating your home. This month, Fogg talks about popular light fixture styles.

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Surface Lighting Strategies

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In a monthly column, Sanford Fogg, of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating your home. This month, Fogg talks surface lighting strategies.

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Light Pollution Solutions

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In a monthly column, Sanford Fogg, of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating your home. This month, Fogg tackles light pollution.

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Lessons from the Louvre

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In a regular column, Sanford Fogg, of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating your home. Q: What’s the best way to illuminate artwork in my home? A: If you’ve invested in a beautiful piece of art, you want to display it in the best possible light. One way of doing this […]

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Tips (and Task Lights) for Aging Eyes

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In a regular column, Sanford Fogg, of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating your home. Q: As I get older, I’m finding it harder to see when I read or do other simple tasks in my home, even with my glasses on. Can you suggest some lighting improvements that might help? […]

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Understanding LED Light Bulbs

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In a regular column, Sanford Fogg, of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating your home. Q: It used to be easy to replace a light bulb; now there are so many options, I don’t know what to choose. What do you recommend? A: It’s hard to imagine a household commodity that […]

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Selecting a Ceiling Fan

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In a regular column, Sanford Fogg, of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating — and, this month, cooling — your home. Q: How effective are ceiling fans and what should I look for when shopping for one? A: Ceiling fans have a place in every home. While they do not lower […]

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Planning Landscape Lighting

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In a monthly column, Sanford Fogg, of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating your home. Q: What’s a good strategy for lighting a yard? A: I suggest following a less is more approach. You don’t want your yard to be lit up like a theme park, and I promise your neighbors […]

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Positioning Bathroom Fixtures

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In a monthly column, Sanford Fogg, of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating your home. Q: What’s the proper way to light a bathroom? A: While the most critical need is adequate lighting at the vanity, I recommend incorporating additional layers of ambient and task lighting in a large space. In […]

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