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We are a family of readers. Now we are a family of middle-aged readers. Meaning, we need MORE LIGHT. The main room of the Schoolhouse has three distinct areas: the kitchen, the dining area, and the living area. When we first installed lighting, we followed code and installed ugly fluorescent features in the kitchen area […]

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Lighting rules in California are pretty draconian. In shorthand, they suck. These are the lights we had to install in the kitchen to meet building codes and get our permits signed off. They are hideous, and we knew that when we bought them. But there are very few pendant lights that meet the code requirement […]

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Lighting a house from scratch is an interesting process, in part because of the California building code, which requires that half the wattage in the kitchen be from fluorescent light. What we have learned is that this is a rule that everyone ignores. What you do is install fluorescent fixtures for the inspection and then […]

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