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Landscape LED Lighting – Options and Applications

Choosing LED lighting for your landscaping has many benefits: they are long lasting, they tend to use far less energy than other types of bulbs, and they can provide even lighting in areas where you need them. LED lighting often comes at a higher upfront cost than other types of lighting, but it won’t need […]

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Must Haves in Home Automation

I think we can definitely declare 2017 the year of IoT (Internet of Things). Just look at all of the connected devices available for purchase! Now that the holiday are finally here, we think IoT devices make the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. In a world where everyone seems to struggle to get […]

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High End Outdoor Lighting

Some homeowners wish to spare no expense making their outdoor spaces the best they can be, whether enjoyed by day or viewed at night. Outdoor lighting can highlight and illuminate a yard, garden, or patio setting after the sun sets. The top quality brands used in these applications create a truly breathtaking effect. When incorporated […]

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Livewire Lighting and Shading Design Center

We’re breaking ground this week on a new Lighting and Shading Design Center and we could not be more excited! The design center will be completely tricked out with products from one of the most innovative lighting companies in the industry: Lutron. Lutron began in the 1950’s with one man, Joel Spira, and a lab […]

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How to Create Unique Landscape Lighting

With all the time and effort you put into your home’s landscaping, it’s a shame for the aesthetic design of it to simply vanish whenever it gets dark. Illuminating this space is as much an art as the landscaping itself, especially if you want it to stand out from the rest. Unique landscape lighting requires […]

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7 Custom Home Lighting Ideas

Light plays a crucial role in home design. Minor changes in lighting schemes can have dramatic effects on a space. You can take the same space and make a playful area, a calm sanctuary or transform it into a high-class area with just a change in lighting colors and arrangements. With lighting, you can make […]

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CEDIA 2017: Here’s What Coming to Home Automation

The Livewire team had a blast at this year’s CEDIA Expo! For those who don’t know, CEDIA is an international trade association for the home technology industry. Once a year, they bring the industry together for a conference/expo. We’re talking 20,000+ home tech pros and 500+ exhibitors! It’s huge and we love it! This year’s […]

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Home Automation for New Homes

Building a new home of your own is an exciting process. After all, you’re designing a house that matches virtually anything you could ever want, including features that will make living easier. The planning and design phases are the ideal time to consider adding smart home functionality. When planning home automation for new homes, it’s important […]

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Smart Home Automation – The Ultimate Guide

Smart Home Automation: The Ultimate Guide Think about it: Every aspect of your life has been improved in some way with smart technology, and that includes home life. The way you control the appliances, lighting, security, and even the temperature in your home has been revolutionized with smart home automation technology. But, what is smart […]

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Using Home Automation to Save Money

As a homeowner, you enjoy certain privileges: your home has value that you can leverage when you need it. You have a place to call your own. You’re able to make improvements and modifications where you need or want them, and so on. Of course, living in your own home comes with its costs as […]

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