As a homeowner, one of the most important things I worry about is the security of my property. I want to make sure that my home is well-lit and that any potential intruders are deterred. One of the ways I have chosen to do this is by installing security lighting on my home.
Security lighting is designed to provide additional light to areas of your home that may be vulnerable to intruders. This can include the exterior of your home, your garage, and any dark corners or alleys that may be near your property. Security lighting is typically brighter and more focused than regular household lighting, which helps to deter burglars and other potential intruders.
I have security lighting installed on the exterior of my home, as well as in my garage and around the perimeter of my property. This lighting is motion-activated, which means that it only turns on when it senses movement. This not only helps to conserve energy, but it also ensures that the lights are only on when they are needed.
One of the things I like about my security lighting is that it is not obtrusive. It is mounted in such a way that it does not shine directly into my windows or onto my neighbors’ properties. This means that it provides the light I need without being a nuisance.
Another thing I like about my security lighting is that it is very easy to maintain. The lights are durable and built to last, and the motion sensors are reliable and easy to adjust. I also like that I can control the lights using my smartphone, which means I can turn them on or off even when I am not at home.
Overall, I am very happy with my decision to install security lighting on my home. It has given me added peace of mind and has helped to deter potential intruders. If you are a homeowner and are looking for ways to improve the security of your property, I would definitely recommend considering security lighting.
As a frequent hiker and camper, I am a big believer in the importance of having a good flashlight on hand at all times. When I am out in the wilderness, I never leave home without a reliable flashlight.
I have found that LED flashlights are the best option for emergency situations because they are extremely durable and long-lasting. Unlike traditional incandescent flashlights, which can burn out quickly and are prone to breaking, LED flashlights have much longer runtimes and can withstand a lot of abuse.
In addition to their durability, LED flashlights are also incredibly bright and efficient. They produce a strong, focused beam of light that can cut through the darkness and help you see clearly in any situation. Whether you are trying to navigate a dark trail, find your way back to your campsite, or signal for help, an LED flashlight can provide the illumination you need.
One of the best things about LED flashlights is that they are small and lightweight, making them easy to carry with you wherever you go. I always keep mine in my backpack or in my pocket, so I know it will be there when I need it.
LED flashlights are an essential tool for anyone who spends time outdoors or in emergency situations. They are durable, efficient, and easy to use, making them a valuable addition to your emergency kit. Here are my go-to flashlights for every situation.
Bathroom exhaust fans are an often neglected fixture in the home. They’re in the ceiling and out of reach, so out of sight, out of mind. Finding bathroom fans with built-in LED lighting is an exercise in determining how much you’re willing to compromise. I researched 30 or so different fans trying to find a solution with a low Sones rating (the rating system for bathroom fan noise levels) and reasonable light output while maintaining a visually pleasing design. Check out my list of the best exhaust fans below.
In 2015, the first HomeKit products with Apple’s MFi (“Made for iPhone”) certification went on sale or up for pre-order. The MFi certification ensures that these smart home devices have an authentication chip and have undergone rigorous testing to get Apple’s official seal of approval. At the Worldwide Developers Conference on June 13, the company announced its app, called Home, which debuted with iOS 10. Home lets you control all your HomeKit-compatible devices through the app or by using your iPhone’s Control Center.
At WWDC two years ago, Apple announced major partners for its smart-home platform, including Philips, Haier, and Honeywell. Devices from these manufacturers have slowly trickled out since then. Now, you can ask Siri to turn on your Philips Hue lights or check to see if your August door lock is secure. However, if you want to control these remotely, you’ll need an Apple TV or an iPad to server as an external bridge.
At Apple’s September event this year, Tim Cook said Apple is expecting 100 more compatible devices to be released this year, with more to come in the future. Could we finally see a HomeKit-enabled security camera? You’ll find our comprehensive list of all HomeKit-certified devices below — we’ll update it as more products come to market.
Yale announced the Yale Real Living Assure lock with HomeKit at CES 2107. The lock is currently compatible with iOS and Android via Bluetooth LE, and will receive HomeKit integration later in March. This upgrade will be made possible via a slide in module.
Update (1/3/17): I’ve added every map from the Geography classes below. Hopefully this saves you some headache.
I’m playing back through Bully: Anniversary Edition and they’ve added many new countries into the iPhone/Android game. These maps were far easier to complete ten years ago on the PS2. I couldn’t find the completed Geography 1 map anywhere, so here it is with all but the last flag placed on it. If the other maps are equally complicated I’ll upload those as well. Enjoy!
If you’re anything like me you spend a lot of time in your garage, in fact, most of it. The garage has a TV, in-wall speakers, it’s own home theater receiver, HVAC, and most importantly lighting. You can never have enough of it. Working on engines, detailing cars, fixing small electronics… These things all require plenty of light to do and do well. The best LED garage lighting based on my testing can be found below.
After completing the Ultimate 6 Inch Recessed Lighting LED Shootout, I decided to replace the recessed light in my shower. The Halo was the most expensive of the bunch, but it fared well on brightness, energy usage, and turn-on time. The box the Halo shipped in mentioned it was Shower Ready, rated for wet and damp installation, and generally had the best design for a wet location.
In it went, and what a difference, going from a CFL behind a frosted glass lens to the Halo LED made! It’s almost too bright, I won’t complain though, it helps me wake up in the morning.