Reduce Your Homes Carbon Footprint?

 

With so much back and forth about what to do to go “green” one can get very confused on how to take that initial step to lowering their carbon footprint. The key is to start small with the little things around your home, no matter what it is you do, just do something! No matter how small it may seem.


#1: Change your bulbs: by trading your incandescent to bulbs for compact florescent (CFL) prevents the emission of over 400 pounds of greenhouse gasses a year! Unlike the older version of the CFL that may flicker and hum, the newest version of the CFLs do not flicker and the output has a much better color quality than those of old. If you’re stumped as to which bulb type choose, try going for those that are labeled “warm”, “soft white” or “residential color”.

#2: Go Outdoors: Make sure that your outdoor space lighting is energy efficient. When considering outdoor lighting you should choose options that require a CFLs or LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes) that feature a photocell or what’s commonly referred to as "motion sensored". Click here to view our list of Outdoor Lighting options

#3: Install a water filter: It may be hard to do but ditching those beloved disposible water bottles for the BPA free reusable plastic bottles not only saves a lot of money, but our landfills will be less populated by the millions and millions of trashed recycled plastic water bottles

Fun Fact! Most reusable water bottles feature a filter so you can carry the bottle anywhere and not worry about unclean water

#4 Do not run your AC when no one is home: We know it my be rough for 10 minutes, but setting your AC on a timer so it doesn’t run when no one is at home is helps the enviroment and not to mention your pocket books

#5: Buy Energy Star rated bulbs and fixtures: This means that all the lighting will be certified by the U.S. Department of Energy as energy efficient. Most lighting companies will feature an “energy efficient” line of products. Click Here to view 1STOPLighting's collection of Energy star rated lighting!

We all can do our parts to ensure that we keep the place we call home clean for our grandchildren's children to come!

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Pantone Color of the Year 2014!

 
“Expressive, exotic Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and warmth” Pantone.com

Blooms of confidence and warmth and is a generous delight for the eye. This gorgeous color is full of expressive, creative and rich hues of purple, fuchsia and pink undertones. Radiant Orchid exudes great joy, health and love.
Radiant Orchid will complement other hues such as olive, deep hunter green and is stunning when paired with turquoise, light yellows and teal!
This vibrant color will prove to liven up the most neutral of colors such as gray, beige and taupe. Radiant Orchid will uplift any space without being too overpowering
One can spruce up their interior spaces by incorporating this awesomely captivating hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories, for instance lighting!
 
Check out 1STOPlighting's Pantone of the year: Radiant Orchid, Highlighted in our collection of,Table Lamps,Pendants,Chandeliers,and More! ; 

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As Seen on TV:

 

 

1STOPlighting has had the honor and privilege of working with Departure Films, HGTV and DIY network on their new Hit reality show “Rev Run’s Renovation”. We were first contacted by Rev Run’s wife, Justine Simmons who informed us that she was staring in a new reality show and wanted 1STOPlighting to be one of the lighting suppliers for the series! The various lighting products that were selected to be installed are showcased in the following episodes: “A Suite of His Own”, “Master Bedroom”, “ Russy’s Retreat” and "Miley's Castle" .   

Additional lighting was source from Justice Design's Limoges Collection,ET2's Blocs Collection,Elk Lighting were chosen for the family's renovation project. Take a look at the photo of the new kitchen, where they installed Quoizel Lighting, One light Mini Pendant from the Emery Collection 

“Rev Run’s Renovation” can be seen on Mondays at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. EST on the DIY Network

 

Check your local listings for date and air times!

 

To see the lighting fixtures that are featured in the episode please visit our Pinterest Page!

 

 

  

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