Cool Tools: A Common-Sense Feature Most Homes Are Missing

December 22, 2020

If you’ve ever stubbed a toe, stepped on a LEGO®, or bumped a shin making your way across a room in the dark, you know how challenging it can be to get around when you can’t see where you’re going. If you’re like many homeowners, you probably have a few nightlights strategically placed around your home so family members…

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Home is where the heart is—and where a gorgeous new grill, shiny new Instant Pot, cozy clothes, high-tech coffee maker, and more may soon await.   Gifts They’ll Use Time and Time Again. Any homebody will tell you Dorothy had it right when she clicked her sparkly red heels together and said, “There’s no place…

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Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Electric Power Industry Report (EIA-861 data file) Interruptions in electricity service vary by frequency and duration across the many electric distribution systems that serve about 145 million customers in the United States. In 2016, customers experienced an average of 1.3 interruptions and went without power for four hours during…

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Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people falls each year, 1 but less than half tell their doctor. 2 Falling once doubles your chances of falling again.3 Falls Are Serious and Costly One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as…

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REVIEW – In May, BriteOWL releas ed outlet covers that double as nightlights and emergency backup lighting, without taking up outlet space. What is it? A replacement power outlet cover with LEDs across the bottom that turn on automatically when it’s dark or if the power goes out. What’s in the box? The outlet cover…

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