Fluorescent Lighting

How To : Install under cabinet fluorescent lighting

It can be very difficult to see underneath wall cabinets. The cabinets and your body can cause a lot of shadows and make it very hard to see. Getting light under the cabinets is very easy. The answer is to install thin profile fluorescent lights that are made to go under the c ...more

How To : Switch a fluorescent t-top light with an led light

This video tutorial will show you how easy it can be to switch your old fluorescent lights with an led light. This video focuses on the t-top of your boat or watercraft and shows you how to save energy even on a boat. It's a definite upgrade over what standard boats have and g ...more

How To : Grow Plants With Compact Fluorescent Lights

I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more

How To : Grow an herb garden indoors

There's nothing nicer than being able to pluck fresh herbs from your own little garden – especially when that garden is right in your home! Learn how to grown an herb garden indoors with this how to video. You Will Need * Containers * Pottery shards or gravel * Planter soil o ...more

How To : Choose wall paint colors

Looking to spruce up your living room or bedroom? Learn to combine a vivid imagination with good paint sense to choose the right colors for your walls and feel good about your surroundings. You Will Need: • Knowledge about each room • Paint • Poster board Step 1: Think about ...more

How To : Feng Shui your workspace

Lure luck your way at your workplace by arranging things according to the ancient Chinese design philosophy known as feng shui. De-clutter your desk and workspace, which is the most important thing you can do to balance the _chi_—or energy—in your office. Repair or get rid of ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Make a bytelight from memory chips and a lamp

See how to make a bytelight from memory chips and a lamp with KipKay and MAKE Magazine! Find out how to make a high-tech mood light from a fluorescent lamp and a bunch of old memory chips! Kipkay loves his gadgets! This is perfect for mood lighting.

How To : Find cheap and cool DIY lighting for your film

Continuing on with budget lighting, we explore using Fluorescent and LED lights, along with using available light, bouncing it with a reflector. These setups will work great for interviews, video casting, vlogging, and the likes. These lights use less power and also generate m ...more

How To : Make a high voltage supply in just five minutes

In this video you will learn how to make a high voltage, high frequency power supply in just five minutes, and for less than twenty bucks. All you'll need is a compact fluorescent light (CFL) and a flyback transformer to make that alternative energy source of yours. Please vi ...more

How To : Conserve at home to help the enviroment

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to conserve at home. One way to conserve at home is to have a recycling bin. Before throwing away a recyclable item, rinse it off first to avoid unpleasant odors. Change all the incandescent light bulbs in your home to fluorescent ligh ...more

How To : Use compact fluorescent bulbs to save money

Switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs doesn't just benefit the planet. It will also benefit you personally. Compact fluorescent light bulbs last a lot longer than regular bulbs, and they burn much less power. That adds up to save you a lot of money in the long run. In t ...more

How To : Replace burnt light bulbs in casino slot machines

Running a casino can be a pain, especially if you have to call the maintenance guy to come repair all your slots. When they break, you lose money each minute, but you can save the time and save the money by repairing the broken slot machine yourself. One of the easiest slot re ...more

How To : Set a custom white balance on the Canon 5D Mark II

Most DSLR's like the Canon 5D Mark II come with pre-programmed white balance settings: daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent. But what do you do when you're in a mixed lighting situation and you want to balance between exterior daylight and interior tungsten light? If you se ...more

News : 1200 Old Light Bulbs Make One Dazzling Chandelier

Tim Fishlock’s piece entitled What Watt? showcases 1,243 suspended retired light bulbs, the center illuminated by one low-energy fluorescent bulb. Beautiful eco-friendly design. Says Fishlock, "What Watt? is a memorial to the incandescent lightbulb. It’s a spherical chandeli ...more

How To : Use Kino Flo lighting systems on a film set

Mike from the SubStream's "Film Lab" has some tips regarding film lighting. See how to use these super cool (literally and figuratively) lights called Kino lights. These fluorescent Kino Flos are perfect for when you want soft, even light that doesn't draw much power. Get the ...more

How To : Set a custom white balance with a Canon 40D

This video shows how to set a custom white balance with a Canon 40D camera. Whether you have fluorescent, yellow tungsten, or camera white light, you will still get a good picture with the custom white balance. The video shows pictures taken with the different lighting and dif ...more

How To : Create high impact headshots

In this photography tutorial video, the self-appointed "Prince of Cheap" shows you how to use natural light and enhance it with continuous fluorescent light for some really killer headshots that stand strong! This photographs are really strong. In this 5 minute clip, David exp ...more

How To : Improve your bike's night visibility

In some places, it's illegal to ride your bike at night without lights or reflectors, so if you plan on going for a joyride on your street bike, then you need to be prepared to share the road with vehicles and be seen. Appropriate gear and lighting are essential for safety whe ...more

News : new Lite Panels announced at NAB

I think this is a fun new product from lite panels.   There are clearly some important specs still being left off this announcement, such as FC readings at different distances, initial lumens, and a better sense of the nature of this light.  Can it spot and flood like a fresne ...more

How To : Remove a broken light bulb from the socket

Use this safe and easy technique next time you need to replace a shattered light bulb. You Will Need * Needle-nose pliers * Work gloves * Safety glasses * Electrical tape (optional) WARNING Working with electricity is dangerous. Be extremely careful and, if you have any dou ...more

How To : Photoshop the Universe (Just Like NASA Does)

NASA just released this beautiful image of what's leftover from a supernova explosion. The red cloud is expanding cosmic debris, the blue is a blast wave of electrons, and the stripes at the edge tell of a high energy burst of x-rays that may be bound for earth. This image was ...more

How To : Start seeds for planting

Learn how to start seeds for planting. Start your own seeds to save money, grow different plant varieties, and extend your growing season. Step 1. Prepare pots or flats Wash the pots and flats in warm soapy water. Rinse them thoroughly and drain. To kill fungi and bacteria ...more

News : Fluorescent Puppies You Can Turn On and Off

Always wanted a fluorescent dog but didn’t want to commit? Well, here’s your solution. Researchers at Seoul National University developed fluorescent puppies that only glow when you want them to. Just inject the special pups with doxycycline and they’ll glow like a black light ...more

How To : Lower your electric bill

Many ways to help the environment are costly, but using less electricity is one measure that will save you money. Learn how to lower your electric bill with this how to video. You Will Need * Awareness of how you’re wasting electricity * Self-discipline Step 1: Turn it off G ...more

How To : Make your own glow-in-the-dark wall art

Take a break from watching your lava lamp, and have some freaky fun with phosphorescence. Inspired by the Instructables project: http://www.instructables.com/id/UV-Fun/ You will need: -a pencil -laundry detergent with whitener/brightener -a bucket, paintbrush, and water -a da ...more

News : Everything Is Beautiful Under the Microscope

Below, a selection of images from the Nikon International Small World Photomicrography Competition. The Big Picture reports: "The competition began in 1974 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Peerin ...more

How To : Green your business

Preserving the environment is not only the right thing to do—it can result in significant cost savings for your business. Step 1: Educate yourself Educate yourself about the local, state, and federal environmental regulations that apply to your business. Step 2: Evaluate you ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/29 - 03/06)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : This Hack Turns Any Phone into Black Light

Black lights come in all shapes and sizes, and are useful in a variety of ways—they can help you spot fake currency, urine stains, interesting rocks, deadly scorpions, or even just some cool fluorescent artwork. Most black lights work using a filter or coating over the bulb t ...more

News : We've Finally Figured Out Why Some Mushrooms Glow

Bioluminescence — the ability of an organism to produce and emit light — is nature's light show. Plants, insects, fish, and bacteria do it, and scientists understand how. Until now, though, we didn't know how fungi glow. Now, thanks to research led by Zinaida Kaskova in the I ...more

How To : Make Glowing Oobleck from Potatoes & Tonic Water

This magical, glowing mixture is very strange, with an equally strange name (Oobleck), because it feels like moldable pizza dough in your hands one second, and like liquified goo the next. Even stranger is the fact that this glowing "magical mud" is made from things we eat, s ...more

News : Transform that incandescent into a Xmas ornament

Our favorite (clever, scantily clad, and South American) HowTo vixen GiannyL has yet another use for burnt out old light bulbs. Christmas tree ornaments! Eco-friendly, yet elegant, Gianny's latest craft trick makes a tired and boring tree pop! So much skin in the dead of wint ...more

How To : Make Your Own Homemade Glow Sticks

Glow sticks, a popular favor at parties and outdoor events, and a must-have on Halloween, can be traced back to the United States Navy in the mid-1960s. The military desired improved visibility during night operations, and glow sticks, with their small-size portability and lac ...more

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