Ginger Snap Crafts: GE {lighting} room makeover #GELighting

30 May 2012

GE {lighting} room makeover #GELighting

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I was recently asked to do a room makeover using GE Lighting!
Now that sounded like a fun challenge!  Lighting is HUGE!!!
Sometimes changing the lighting in a room can change the whole atmosphere! 
Annnd I had the perfect room in mind that needed a little something…my kitchen!
So I headed to Walmart to pick up the things I needed for my makeover!
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As usual Walmart did not disappoint! 
It’s shelves were stocked full of lighting choices!
So much to choose from! 
I LOVED all the options from GE Lighting.   
Lots has changed since the last time I went shopping for light bulbs!
{You can check out my whole shopping trip HERE.}

So here’s the run down on what I wanted to change in our kitchen.  We have a very long kitchen.  We have plenty of light coming in on one end.  Our table sits right in front of our patio doors & a window so during the day we get lots of natural light, but at night it’s a different story!  The light fixtures in our kitchen were waaaay too small.  So at night it was dark!  So I wanted to change that up!  We also had out dated light bulbs that were not energy efficient!  Not good!  I am all about saving some money.  So it was time to swap out those old bulbs for some new energy efficient ones! 

So here is what it looked like before:

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I picked up some GE LED decorative candle bulbs for our chandelier.  I also picked up some GE Reveal light bulbs.  What I LOVED about both of these bulbs was that they looked like normal bulbs!  I’m not a huge fan of the swirly twirly type bulbs, so I was super excited about their design!  They are suppose to last 7+ years, too!  Yay!

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Walmart also carries light fixtures, but I couldn’t find the exact one I wanted so on the way home we swung by a home improvement store, & I found a track lighting fixture that was a perfect match to the lights we already have.  So we grabbed that.  I knew that with the combination of the new bulbs & more lighting it was going to be AWESOME! 
I couldn’t wait to get home & put my hubby to work!  {Thanks, honey! You’re the best!}  Smile

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Below is a picture I took later on that night!  Wowzers! 
Do you see all that light in my kitchen???
It’s amazing!  We can see! Yay! 
It almost make me want to get in there & cook something…almost!
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I LOVE the new GE Lighting in our kitchen!  We really should of done this a long time ago!
I also love that we will be saving money in the long run by using energy efficient light bulbs.
Now if I can just get my kiddos to remember to turn their lights off when they leave a room & to close the door when they go outside we’d be doing even better! Winking smile

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I also figured out that by replacing the 6 bulbs in our kitchen with energy efficient bulbs
I will save almost $40 annually & over $200 over the life of the bulbs. 

{You can go HERE to calculate your savings, too!}

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Here’s some more information & a cute video from GE Lighting
showing YOU the benefits of using energy efficient light bulbs.

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Click here for a coupon!

 
Now I’ll think I’ll go & enjoy my new kitchen!
 
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