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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

let your light shine down…

one thing that i absolutely cannot stand in my house are the outlet covers in my family room and kitchen…when we moved in we had wood panel, lots of it!  i finally convinced the hubby it was ugly and absolutely had to be painted no matter how much he loved it (honestly, it was going to happen whether i convinced him or not)…

anyway, since painting the paneling the outlets/light covers stick out even more! 

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and then there were the ones with missing screws (not exactly sure where they went)…

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when Legrand reached out to me and asked if i’d be interested in installing some products from their new adorne collection i couldn’t say yes fast enough…i think i actually blacked out with excitement!

there are truly endless possibilities of switches and outlet combinations…using the room planner makes the process sooooo much easier…i chose white for my wall plates but there are multiple colors to choose from…

i’m not exactly sure which product i love the best…

outlet/usb combo…

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pop out outlet…because nothing hurts my eyes more than outlets…especially one that is awkwardly placed…

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practically invisible…and when you need to access it simply push on it and…pop!  an outlet on the top, bottom and side…

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and then there are these…touch switches!  who would have known these would be so fascinating…  and the plates click on so no more missing screws…

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and they have a small LED light that dims when they are turned on…no more guessing which switch goes to which light (unless you’re like me and still get it wrong after 10+ years!!)

i will say that installation was fairly simple…a couple things to consider

*if you have a 3-way light (2 switches that control one light), an older home and no experience changing outlets, consider hiring an electrician…we ran into a problem because we had 3 wires and two of them were the same color…that made it a little difficult to figure which one was the 3-way and which was the hot wire…after a phone call to a friend and knowing how to use the hot wire detector properly it was an easy fix…but before that, i thought the hubby’s head was going to explode…

*the pop out outlet is deep, possibly deeper than the box in the wall…we replaced the box which was NOT expensive (less than $2)…again, older home problems…

those things considered, i absolutely LOVE the updates and how i was able to “customize” my switches, outlets and wall plates…

hop on over and check out Legrand’s adorne collection…the possibilities and endless…

*Legrand supplied the products for review…the opinions are 100% mine

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