Must-have: Camping Trip Checklist

admin    10/07/2017

 

Preparation is essential for any outdoor adventure. Having the necessary supplies and equipment can make a difference in your overall enjoyment and experience. Checklists are a great tool to help with your organization. Your camping list will vary according to the type of camping and activities you have planned, the places you are going, the time of year and the length of your trip. Add or remove items to suit your individual needs. Here’s a detailed camping checklist to help you get prepared for an awesome trip.

 

 

Before leaving for the exciting trip, there is also one more gentle reminder. Tell someone of your plans - give details of where you are going and when you expect to return, give directions and possible alternative roads that you may take, provide cell phone numbers, vehicle description and license plate numbers, hand-held radio channel and codes that you will use, and provide local authority phone numbers (State Police, Game & Fish Commission, Sheriff Dept, etc.) for the county or area that you will be in.

 

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Credits: Love The Outdoors

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Mood Lighting: 4 Ideas to Bring Romance Home!

admin    04/07/2017

 

 

Gene Tierney said ‘When my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant. I felt smarter. I had secrets. I could see God in a light bulb’.

 

Bob Marley once sang ‘Say. I want to give you some good, good loving. Turn your lights down low.’  

 

Where there is light, there is hope and excitement ahead. Human mood is highly sensitive to any changes in light. We all get used to full brightness in lighting, but few of us realize the awesome magic in mood lighting.  Dimming lights can soften the environment, which help release stress, ease our mind to enjoy inner peace at home.

 

And it is easy to accomplish this with the following ideas.

 

 

Entertain Friends

 

Brighter light will set a cheerful mood, encourage activity and alertness. But the fact is that people don’t like to sit in bright, direct light.  So lighting should be focused on walls and points of interest. For example, use light to accent a prized piece of artwork, or an interesting design element of your home. Textures can also be emphasized with light - light reflecting off crystal or metal surfaces can make a room lively. A shadow cast on a wall by direct bright light is another effective technique for creating visual interest. Use of color in lighting can also be effective, if it’s not overdone. Warm colors like red and orange will increase the cheeriness and warmth of a room, and a red light on a red wall will intensify its effect.

 

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Romantic Kitchen

 

Relaxed and intimate feeling can be achieved by lowering overall lighting levels, and subduing colors. Warm, soft light is more flattering to a person’s features, and a few choice lighting accents on the walls or dining table centerpiece can enhance the mood. Here are two tricks for creating a romantic mood: keep upper walls dark, and hide light sources. This will add a touch of mystery to your romantic dinner.

 

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Pre- bed Ritual

 

Everyone has a pre-bedtime ritual that helps them transition from the alertness of the day to the calm and restfulness of slumber. Lighting has the unique ability to help you on your way toward a good night rest. Lower light levels can transition you from the brightness of day. If you like to read in bed, a bedside lamp can be set at a level just bright enough for comfortable reading. The rest of the bedroom should be much lower, but still bright enough to find your way around.

 

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Midnight Snack

 

Sometimes a midnight snack really hits the spot, but if you’re hit with the bright lights of your kitchen it could be a harsh contrast from your dark bedroom, making it difficult to transition back to sleep. You also risk waking up others on your quest for a sandwich or glass of milk. The ideal lighting for a midnight snack would provide just enough light to find your way through the house without stumbling over furniture. Your eyes won’t be pierced with blinding light, and you’ll find your way to the refrigerator and back safely. Motion detectors can light a pathway to the kitchen and back—turning off one after another—following a specified amount of time.

 

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When skillfully applied, lighting can elicit a wide range of emotional responses, making a party more cheerful or a romantic dinner more intimate. Try these ideas to bring simple romance home. Little change will make a difference.

 

 

Credits: CONTROL4

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Inspiring Ideas to Light up Your Yard

admin    28/06/2017

 

 

Lighting is so important for your outdoor place. It can definitely change your mood, create ambience and unique flavor. Pick a style complements your garden and house. Also you need to set your lighting plan to assure visitors safety and security. Other thing you need to do is to eliminate dark corners where someone could hide or the spot where coyotes hop the fence.

 

 

There are some famous lighting styles like: subtle style, bold style, step and deck lighting, and up-lighting, down-lighting, and directional lighting, which are part of sexy lighting. Follow us to enjoy some adorable ideas to make this in your own yard.

 

 

Tip1. These step lights make the steps appear to float.

 

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Tip2. Multiple sources of light create balanced and cohesive composition.

 

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Tip3. Light sources from both inside and outside the house combine to light the garden

 

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FAQ – Other Lighting Products

admin    08/06/2017

F A Q

 

 

 

  •  Q 1 : What does 6000K Daylight White mean when choosing a LED light bulb?

     

    6000K refers to the color temperature of a lighting device, which is measured in degrees Kelvin (K). The color temperature of a bulb describes how the light appears when the human eye looks directly at the illuminated bulb.

     

    A light bulb that produces light perceived as yellowish white will have a color temperature of around 2700K. As the color temperature increases to 3000K - 3500K, the color of the light appears less yellow and more white. When the color temperature is 5000K or higher, the light produced appears bluish white. The color temperature of daylight varies, but is often in the 5000K to 7000K range.

     

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  • Q 2 : What does CRI of a LED light bulb tell us?

     

    CRI refers to the Color Rendering Index. Color rendering describes how a light source makes the color of an object appear to human eyes and how well subtle variations in color shades are revealed. The Color Rendering Index is a scale from 0 to 100 percent indicating how accurate a "given" light source is at rendering color when compared to a "reference" light source.

     

    The higher the CRI is, the better the color rendering ability is. Light sources with a CRI of 85 to 90 are considered good at color rendering. Light sources with a CRI of 90 or higher are excellent at color rendering and should be used for tasks requiring the most accurate color discrimination.

     

    It is important to note that CRI is independent of color temperature. Examples: A 2700K ("warm") color temperature incandescent light source has a CRI of 100. One 5000K ("daylight") color temperature fluorescent light source has a CRI of 75 and another with the same color temperature has a CRI of 90.

     

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  • Q 3 : Why should we use LED as replacement bulbs?

     

    LED light bulbs, arrays of light emitting diodes in common light bulb shapes, provide increased energy efficiency and longer life compared to incandescent, halogen and most fluorescent and HID light bulbs. LED bulbs have additional advantages including:

     

    -  LED bulbs save 75% to 80% on energy costs when substituting LEDs for incandescent or halogen bulbs.

    -  LED bulbs save "ladder time" of 15 to 30 bulb changes with LEDs compared to incandescent or halogen, and 3 to 5 bulb changes compared to CFLs.

    -  LED bulbs can provide attractive return on investment for businesses and institutions when both energy and ladder time are included.

    -  LED bulbs illuminate at full output instantly when turned on.

    -  LED performance and life expectancy is not affected by frequent or even rapid on-off cycling.

    -  LEDs are more resistant than incandescent or halogen bulbs to mechanical failure due to shock and vibration.

    -  LED performance is unaffected and even improves in cold temperatures.

    -  LED light bulbs produce minimal ultraviolet and infrared radiation.

    -  LED bulbs contain no mercury.

     

  • Q 4 : Can LED bulbs be used on standard dimmers?

     

    If you intend to use an existing incandescent or halogen dimmer to dim your LED light bulbs, be aware of these key points:

     

    LED bulbs will dim with standard dimmers, but the dimming may not be as smooth as with incandescent or halogen. At lower dimming levels, the dimming may not function at all. In addition, unless you buy an LED that specifically indicates it has "warm dimming", then when you dim a standard LED bulb, the color temperature stays the same as at full light output, rather than becoming warmer as it dims.

     

  • Q 5 : How does heat affect LED bulbs?

     

    When you hold your hand close to the surface of an illuminated incandescent or halogen bulb you feel heat - radiant heat to be precise. When you do the same with a cluster of LEDs, you don't feel heat.

     

    The spectral output of LEDs for lighting does not contain infrared radiation. Why then you often hear of the need to dissipate heat from LED lamps? And why the elaborate cooling fins that have become a common feature of LED replacement bulbs?

     

    The answer is that while LEDs do not produce infrared radiant heat, they do generate heat at the solid state junction. Too much heat at this junction will lower the life of the LED and reduce light output. The cooling fins perform the task of dissipating this heat.

     

    So, if you use LEDs as replacement bulbs, be aware that light output and rated life will be adversely affected if they are placed inside enclosed or poorly ventilated fixtures where it will be difficult to dissipate heat.

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General Privacy Policy

admin    10/04/2017

General Privacy Policy

 

Shenzhen Ustellar Technology Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “Ustellar”) respects and concerns about your privacy when developing our website. As such, we are committed to being transparent and open. This Privacy Policy generally explains how we collect information from our customers, and what we do with that information we received.

 

 

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We may collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, leave a question or subscribe to our newsletter.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email, billing and shipping address or phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

 

 

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Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

 

 

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We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

 

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

 

 

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Ustellar reserves its right to amend or otherwise change this privacy policy, as it deems necessary or appropriate because of legal compliance requirements or changes in Ustellar’s business practices. If you have provided us with an email address, we will endeavor to notify you through emails, of any material change to how we will use personally identifiable information.

 

 

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Throw Away? Wait, Turn Them into Art Pieces!

admin    28/10/2016

Throw Away? Wait, Turn Them into Art Pieces! 

 

 

 

After parties, you find that your home is messed up with empty wine bottles and can’t wait to  tidy it up. But please wait before you throw them away! Collect all these old bottles and turn them into light decors, to add a delicate touch of accent lighting to your home. If you happen to be a DIY lover, you will love today’s tips on how to make bottle lights.

 

 

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Follow these DIY tutorial steps to get the skill. Every wine bottle can be made as a pretty light for your home or backyard. You can make the bottles as night light for your dinner table as well as hanging lights for your backyard.

 

Clean the bottle – Drill a hole at the back

 

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Insert string lights – Fix the wire with a rubber gasket

 

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Power on to light it up

 

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More DIY bottle light ideas can be found below. Get inspired and try it now.

 

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