The Ultimate Home Light Energizing Quiz

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The Ultimate Home Light Energizing Quiz
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About This Quiz

Your home's lighting is not based solely on sunlight exposure and the number of lamps you own. You can do a lot to modify how the lighting in your home is distributed. Do you know how to make best use of your home's space? Take our quiz and learn how to energize the light in your home.
How much of your available sunlight should you use?
no more than 10 percent
two hours' worth
as much as possible
When it comes to sunlight, the more the better. It's healthy and free, so you should take full advantage of it.

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If you want to improve the lighting in your room, which of these window treatments should you use?
heavy drapes
sheer curtains
By hanging sheer window treatments you can maximize your use of sunlight without risking overexposure.
wooden blinds

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Which of these can you mount to the walls of your rooms to reflect natural light?
sconces
chandeliers
mirrors
By placing mirrors in strategic locations you can actually increase the amount of sunlight that gets into your home.

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Which of these colors most effectively reflects light?
green
white
When it comes to brightening up a room, nothing beats white.
red

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Rather than paint all the walls white, how can you make use of this energizing color?
with various white home accents
A good collection of white accents can brighten up your entire home. Try displaying white china, using white pictures frames, and even white book cases.
by laying white carpeting throughout the home
by having a lot of white furniture

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Which of these produces softer, more natural looking light?
incandescent bulbs
florescent bulbs
Incandescent bulbs burn hot and yellow. Florescent bulbs tend to have a cooler and more natural looking light.
lava lamps

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What should you display in your china cabinet to really brighten up a room?
silverware
crystal wine glasses
white china and ceramics
Tastefully displayed white ceramics and china can add a lot of light to a room.

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Which parts of the house should you paint white?
doorframes and moldings
By painting your doorframes and moldings white you can make use of the color in a way that isn't overbearing.
wooden floors
the dining room furniture

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Which of these vibrant colors themes really helps brighten up a room?
greens and blues
yellows and oranges
Shades of yellow and orange can add a splash of color that accentuates the natural light in your home.
any kind of red

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How can you use water to improve lighting?
by filling glasses with colored water and placing them on the window sill
By filling some glasses with different colored water and placing them on the window sill, you can make a beautiful display of light for all to enjoy.
by keeping a fresh pitcher of water on the dining room table
by keeping the kitchen sink full of water at all times

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Which sorts of lampshades help brighten up a room?
stained glass
velvet
sheer
Rather than go for the dark and gloomy sort, why not get lighter colored lamp shades? They can make a huge difference.

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How does clutter effect lighting?
clutter reflects light
clutter blocks light
When a room is cluttered it always seems darker. Free up some space and allow light shine into all the corners of the room.
clutter does not effect light

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When decorating your walls with art, which of these makes best use of space.
one well-placed piece
Clusters of art can distract the eye, and block natural light. Try one well-placed piece instead.
clusters of art
three pieces in a triangle

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What type of glue should you use for paper-mache?
epoxy glue
resin-based glue
decoupage glue
When making paper-mache you should stick to decoupage glue.

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At what point while making a paper-mache wall sconce should you pop the balloon?
when you finish setting the mold
when the glue dries
Until the glue has completely dried you need the balloon to keep the molding in place.
after the molds has sat for three or four days

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When making a paper-mache wall sconce, to what should you apply the decoupage glue?
the paper
the balloon
the cheese cloth
You will apply the glue to the cheese cloth that's around the inflated balloon, and then lay the paper onto the glue. When the paper has molded and the glue has dried, you can pop the balloon and pull it out.

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Approximately how long does it take for a paper-mache project to dry?
two to three hours
Decoupage glue dries in about two hours. If you need to you can expedite the process with a blow drier on a low setting.
two to three days
two to three weeks

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What sort of light should you use inside of a paper-mache wall sconce?
a candle
an LED light
Paper-mache will work best with a battery operated LED light. Never use paper-mache for candles or hot light bulbs.
a standard light bulb

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What is the purpose of using patina when revamping a mirror?
to age the glass
Patina acts like an aging mechanism on exposed glass. The longer the glass is exposed to it, the darker and more antique the glass will seem.
to remove the metal from the mirror
to improve the mirror's reflective qualities

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What should you use to remove metal from a mirror?
hydrochloric acid
non-toxic metal remover
Non-toxic metal remover is the safest way to remove metal from a mirror.
ammonium chloride

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