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LED Strip Light Guide: Purchasing Considerations

Oct 24, 14 LED Strip Light Guide: Purchasing Considerations

Perhaps you’ve seen pictures of LED strip light (also referred to as LED tape light) or you’ve witnessed its magical effects for yourself. Either way, you’ve decided to purchase some strip light of your own. But looking at all the websites that sell it, you’re feeling pretty stumped.

There seems to be a lot more to buying this innovative lighting product than you had previously thought. You almost want to ask an electrician to install it, or even call it quits and settle for less complicated illumination instead. Fortunately, you don’t have to do that. With the 1000Bulbs.com LED strip light guide, setting up strip light arrangements can be simple. This 3-part series will help you figure out what you need to know to get your strip light project up and running – and with any luck, without calling an electrician.

To start off this series, we outline a few things to consider before making a purchasing decision. Later we’ll follow with a checklist for setting-up and end with a piece on troubleshooting. If you have questions at any time, feel free to ask us in the comments. We’d love to hear from you!

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Fluorescent Lights and Headaches

Oct 22, 14 Fluorescent Lights and Headaches

Thrashing pain meets you at the forefront of your temples, and suddenly it feels like someone has continually slammed your head against concrete. It’s a migraine and the culprit can sometimes be fluorescent lighting. But what can you do? Your office is filled with fluorescent lights and that old computer you use at home isn’t helping the situation. Luckily, there are solutions to your problem, but first, let’s figure out what’s really going on with that head of yours.

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The Future of Hydroponics Through Technology

Oct 20, 14 The Future of Hydroponics Through Technology

Throughout the years, NASA has developed wonders that have helped in our daily lives.  Whether it’s the aluminum foil used in cooking, titanium frames for eyeglasses, or the advancements in aerodynamics that have reduced fuel costs in trucking, NASA’s quest for reaching the stars has made our daily lives easier.  As part of their long term goals, NASA looks to farming as a way to save money on cargo loads to the International Space Station (ISS) and as a way to make a more self-sufficient station in space.  This race to the moon, Mars, and the frontier of space promises even more advancements in a technology that dates back to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

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How to Make Spaces Feel Larger with Light

Oct 17, 14 How to Make Spaces Feel Larger with Light

Whether you live in a smaller apartment or a home with petite sized rooms, you understand the need to make the most of your space. Low ceilings and limited square footage can cause rooms to feel cramped and stuffy instead of open and inviting, making them hardly appealing to visitors, much less yourself. While unfortunately we can’t make your rooms physically larger, we can provide some lighting tips that will make them look and feel like they are. These simple strategies can add a little breathing room to your restricted spaces.

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The Importance of Restaurant Lighting

Oct 15, 14 The Importance of Restaurant Lighting

After a long work week, you’re ready to visit your favorite, cozy and quaint restaurant. The service is pretty good, and the food is exceptional, but your attraction to this place has more to do with the ambiance. After an hour or so here, you completely forget about that stressful thing called a job. With a “switch” in settings, the weekend has officially begun.

Whether you’re going for a casual dinner or a more upscale meal, proper lighting plays a major role in your dining experience.  The lighting in a restaurant affects many elements, including food presentation, mood lighting and overall gratification. 

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What’s the Difference Between Candela, Lux, and Lumens?

Oct 13, 14 What’s the Difference Between Candela, Lux, and Lumens?

It happens far too often.  You walk into a store, pick up light bulb or a handheld spotlight and look at the specifications- only to find that one says lumens, another says lux, and the last reads something about candela.  Inside, you question why no one uses the same system for measuring these things, and take your best guess based on the other items on the shelf.  The short answer is that they’re all separate standards for measuring different kinds of lighting effects.  Let’s break it down into the long answer to dispel a few more shadows.

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