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Home Lighting with these Not So Average Night Lights

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The days of simple night lights are over. With features such as motion sensors, emergency lighting, projecting night lights and various color changing options, night lights can do more than light up a dark corner or hallway. You'll be surprised by what these not-so-average night lights can do. Not only will you drive out your pitch darkness but do it in unique fashion that will appeal to your senses, your bank account and your circadian rhythm.
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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home

How to Program A GE Universal Remote Control

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With the know-how to operate several different devices at once, a universal remote takes away the pain of having to find multiple controllers to manage all your systems and get the perfect couch potato setting for ultimate afternoon relaxation. But before we can enjoy the luxury of never having to flip cushions all over the room looking for various remotes again, we have to program these universal remotes which can easily seem like just as much of a hassle as the great remote scavenger hunt was in the first place. However, with the help of a quick start guide, the weight is lifted and you are in good hands. Check out this video on how to program a GE universal remote control to answer all your quick start questions. 

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Topics: How To, Around the Home

Our Top How-To Videos on YouTube: Digital Timers Edition

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In a world with 7 billion videos between YouTube and Facebook alone, consumers are now finding information in ways other than black and white text. Not only do to we turn to online videos to be entertained and inspired, but also to learn something new or learn how to do things–like programming a timer!

With how-to videos growing in search volume by 70% every year, it is no surprise that 86% of viewers say they regularly turn to YouTube to learn something new. Consumers are also four times as likely to want to watch a product video than read about a product. Combining multi-sensory learning with visuals, audio and text, videos are the perfect way to jump right in and become an expert in minutes.

This roundup include some of our most popular how-to videos on timers and will help answer your questions and guide you through setting up your timer, programming custom scenes, controlling outdoor lights, and installing in-wall timers. So you can spend less time reading manuals and more time enjoying the benefits of simplified lighting control with your new timer.

Here are a few of our popular how-to videos on YouTube to assist you in your timer setup.

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Topics: Smart Home, How To, Around the Home, Q&A

5 Bloggers Reveal Their Outdoor Gear Essentials

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Summer is officially here! And along with the feeling of freedom that summer brings us, comes the urge to be active and get outdoors. While you don’t have to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro (unless you’re MMA Fighter Justin Wren - founder of Fight for the Forgotten,) simply getting outside anywhere you can is good for your soul, your body and making lasting memories. But for those of us who don’t identify as “outdoorsy,” how do you get started? What outdoor gear do you need?

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Topics: LED Lighting, Power

The Not-So Secret Life of Pets in Smart Homes

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Would you believe there are roughly 300 million pets in the nation today and at least one pet can be found in over half of the households in the US? In today’s world, Fido isn’t as much the dog in the backyard as he is an included and beloved family member. Whether he gets organic grain-free meals, vitamins and supplements, a biweekly blow-out from the salon or regular wellness exams at the trusted neighborhood vet, it is apparent that pets have a presence and a say in the households of Americans now more than ever.

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