T8 LED Bulbs Now Available at 1000Bulbs.com for Low Prices

Feb 27, 14 T8 LED Bulbs Now Available at 1000Bulbs.com for Low Prices

As the developments in LED technology continue to grow, so does the need for affordable, energy-efficient lighting. Wanting to provide LED lighting that is both high-quality and low-cost, Internet retailer,1000Bulbs.com is now offering 4-foot retrofit T8 LED bulbs at low prices from trusted brands including ETi, Green Creative, PlusRite, Precision Lighting, and SunSun Lighting.

While many consumers expect LED lamps to cost upwards of $30, 1000Bulbs.com is offering T8 LED bulbs for low prices ranging from $19.99 to $29.99. With rated lifetimes of up to 50,000 hours, these T8 LED tubes will drastically cut maintenance costs by eliminating the need for frequent lamp replacement. In addition to being long-lasting, the T8 LED tubes will maintain their quality of light. Customers can expect to see no more than 25 percent lumen degradation over the course of the rated lifetime of a T8 LED sold by 1000Bulbs.com.

T8 LED Bulbs, T8 LED Tubes, great for the office.

T8 LED Bulbs

Not only will these T8 LED tubes significantly reduce maintenance costs, they will also help save money on energy bills. While a T8 fluorescent tube consumes about 32 watts of energy, T8 LED tubes cut that amount by almost half, using only 18 watts of energy. Not only do LEDs operate on less energy, they also produce half the heat for the same amount of light as fluorescent equivalents. As light fixtures produce less heat, home and business owners will be spending less on the heating and air-conditioning portion of their energy bill.

The minimal energy consumption, low cost, and long rated life of these T8 LEDs means that consumers will quickly see a return on their investment. According to the 1000Bulbs.com Energy Savings Calculator, customers can expect to make up the cost of an 18-watt T8 LED lamp in approximately 28 months and save up to $77 in maintenance and energy costs over the life of the lamp.

Available in color temperatures ranging from warm white (3000K) to stark white (5000K), these T8 LEDs are able to provide the same color temperatures as fluorescent T8 lamps. LED T8 tubes cannot be directly installed and do not require a ballast in order to operate. This eliminates ballast compatibility issues as well as maintenance costs that come from running off direct line voltage. In the near future, 1000Bulbs.com will offer 2-foot and 4-foot T8 LED tubes that can be directly installed, providing quicker installation without the need for a licensed electrician.

About 1000Bulbs.com: 1000Bulbs.com is an award-winning Internet-based lighting retailer. The company offers everything from simple, household light bulbs to cutting-edge specialty lighting systems. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry.

 

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Kim Pedersen
1000Bulbs.com
972-288-2277 Ext:207
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1000Bulbs.com’s Energy Savings Calculator Shows Benefits of Energy Efficient Lighting

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In order to help their customers better understand the cost benefits of switching to energy-efficient alternatives, Internet lighting retailer, 1000Bulbs.com, has created their own Energy Savings Calculator to accompany all compact fluorescent and LED lamps on their website. Earlier this year, the last phase-out of general service incandescent bulbs enforced by the Energy and Independence Security Act of 2007 took effect. Due to these incandescent bulbs no longer being produced by manufacturers, the demand for energy-efficient lighting that meets EISA standards is growing rapidly.

Launched in January of 2014, the 1000Bulbs.com Energy Savings Calculator has the ability to show customers everything they need to know about the savings that comes with energy-efficient lighting. By taking the wattage of the individual CFL or LED replacement, the wattage of its incandescent equivalent, the number of bulbs being replaced, and the rate charged per kilowatt-hour, the calculator automatically computes the amount customers can expect to save over the life of a single CFL or LED. As the first online lighting retailer to have a calculator of this kind, 1000Bulbs.com is committed to educating consumers on the many positive aspects of upgrading to energy-efficient lighting.

LED and CFL Energy Saving Calculator

1000Bulbs Energy Savings Calculator

“We want to make sure that our customers feel confident before making an investment in the products we carry,” says 1000Bulbs.com CEO Kim Pedersen. “Our new Energy Savings Calculator provides the important cost and savings information they need in order to feel that making the switch to energy-efficient lighting is the right choice.”

1000Bulbs.com Energy Savings Calculator,for LED and CFL Bulbs

1000Bulbs.com Energy Savings Calculator Extended

For customers who are looking for more in-depth savings analysis, the calculator can be expanded to show the total kilowatts and kilowatt hours saved per year, the total amount saved on energy costs per year, and the number of months before they can expect a payback on their investment. This Energy Savings/ROI calculator features customizable fields that can be adjusted to accommodate each client’s unique lighting needs and specifications.

Although energy-efficient bulbs are typically more expensive compared to incandescent bulbs, they have been proven to last up to 50 times longer, consuming only a fraction of the energy used by their incandescent counterparts. While it used to take years, it now only takes a matter of months to see payback for the purchase of an energy-efficient bulb. The 1000Bulbs.com Energy Savings Calculator assures customers that the savings incurred over the life of an LED or CFL will more than make up for any initial and future maintenance costs.

About 1000Bulbs.com: 1000Bulbs.com is an award-winning Internet-based lighting retailer. The company offers everything from simple, household light bulbs to cutting-edge specialty lighting systems. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry.

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Kim Pedersen
1000Bulbs.com
972-288-2277 Ext:207
ceo(at)1000bulbs(dot)com

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DIY LED Flower Arrangement

Feb 11, 14 DIY LED Flower Arrangement

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s hard not to think about flowers, ribbons, and fun DIY projects. That’s why we’ve combined all three in this simple, fun tutorial on how to make a beautiful LED Flower Arrangement. Ideal for date nights, weddings, and Sunday crafternoons, this light-up floral arrangement is sure to put a smile on any loved one’s face.




For this tutorial, you will need:
• One real or fake flower (we used a plastic rose)
6 ft. LED Ribbon purchased at 1000Bulbs.com
• Circle of red sheer fabric
• 2-3 sheets of silver tissue paper
• Silver wire for the bow
• Green wire for stems
• Tape
• Wire cutters

Step 1
Create a bow using your LED ribbon. For this example, we did a five-loop bow. This can seem daunting to those that are unfamiliar with making bows. Have no fear, as we show you how to make a pretty and simple bow. What’s great about this ribbon is that it’s dual-sided, wire-edged, lighted, lace-like, and iridescent. It looks nice from both sides, and it is easy to form and hold shapes with. If it takes you a few times to craft a bow and you’re worried about the shape, that’s okay. The ribbon will still look brand new.

Step 2
Tie a knot around the ends of your ribbon and secure it with your green or silver wire.

Step 3
Lay the rose on top of the bow and wrap them together with wire.

Step 4
Take the sheer fabric (it should be in a circle shape with a hole cut out of the middle in an X shape. The X should be about an inch in length) and put the rose through the center. Then fashion the fabric around the stem and the bow.

Step 5
Use clear scotch tape to fasten the LED battery to the bottom stem of the rose. Make sure that the on/off switch is accessible.

Step 6
Wrap your tissue paper around the flower, bow, and fabric and secure everything in place with your ribbon. (Use extra sheets of tissue paper or wire if necessary).

That’s it for this tutorial. Have you done any DIY projects with LED ribbons? Share them in the comments below or tell us about it on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, or Pinterest!

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1000Bulbs.com Continues a Steady Growth of Hydroponic Supplies and Grow Lights

Jan 21, 14 1000Bulbs.com Continues a Steady Growth of Hydroponic Supplies and Grow Lights

Almost one year ago, Internet lighting retailer 1000Bulbs.com expanded their inventory to include a wide range of  grow lights and hydroponic supplies. In the months since then, the company has experienced considerable success with hydroponics, becoming not only a one-stop shop for lighting, but for hydroponic and grow supplies as well. While 1000Bulbs.com has always carried grow lighting, such as HID and metal halide bulbs, its offerings now include all-in-one grow lighting systems, garden and growing accessories, reflectors, hydroponic systems, nutrients, grow media, and more.

To ensure quality customer service, 1000Bulbs.com has brought in two indoor gardening experts to provide guidance on product selection and maintain strong relationships with vendors. With over 30 years of combined experience, these experts are able to answer any questions that customers may have regarding hydroponic and grow supplies.

Currently, 1000Bulbs.com works with seven major suppliers that provide over 50 brands of grow lights, hydroponic supplies, and accessories that will cover any and all needs of casual vegetable gardeners and indoor gardening enthusiasts alike. These major suppliers include Hydrofarm, Advanced Nutrients, Can-Filters, Heavy 16, Sunlight Supply, California LightWorks, and CANNA.

Whether someone is an expert or just a beginner, 1000Bulbs.com carries a large assortment of hydroponic systems for all levels of growing and gardening. Among these hydroponic systems are deep water culture, drip, ebb and flo, wick, and aeroponic systems. Quality hydroponic nutrients and supplements are also an essential component of any indoor grow project. With 24 brands to choose from, 1000Bulbs.com offers a large selection of nutrients to help cultivate their plants through all stages of the growth cycle. The company also offers grow media, such as soil, rocks, rockwool, stonewool, coco, clay rocks, and more, for use in hydroponic systems.

For their grow lighting needs, customers will find grow lighting for all types of reflectors from trusted brands such as GE, Ushio, SunPulse, Hortilux, Ultra Sun, and Plantmax. 1000Bulbs.com offers metal halide grow lights, high pressure sodium grow lamps, incandescent, and compact fluorescent grow lights in a variety of lumen outputs and color temperatures to care for both the vegetative and flowering stages of plants. As a more energy-efficient option, a number of LED grow light fixtures are also available. Using less energy and running much cooler than their HID and CFL counterparts, LED grow lights are long-lasting with projected life ratings of up to 80,000 hours.

Customers will be able to round out their setup with 1000Bulbs.com impressive selection of gardening and grow accessories. From measuring cups and syringes to light meters and thermometers, 1000Bulbs.com offers any tool that will aid in successfully monitoring and growing herbs, fruits, and vegetables.

About 1000Bulbs.com: 1000Bulbs.com is an award-winning Internet-based lighting retailer. The company offers everything from simple, household light bulbs to cutting-edge specialty lighting systems. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry. Follow @1000Bulbs on Twitter for the latest company announcements.

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Kim Pedersen
1000Bulbs.com
972-288-2277 Ext:207
ceo(at)1000bulbs(dot)com

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1000Bulbs.com Expert Clarification on EISA Incandescent Light Bulb Ban

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As the New Year quickly approaches, the start of the last phase-out of incandescent light bulbs is also drawing nearer. Beginning January 1, 2014, manufacturers will no longer be allowed to produce the same 40-watt and 60-watt incandescent bulbs, commonly used for residential applications such as floor lamps, table lamps, and track lighting. Although these restrictions were put in place to push consumers toward more energy-efficient lighting solutions, retailers like 1000Bulbs.com will continue to sell the incandescent light bulb.

In December of 2007, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), also known as the “Energy Bill.” Among other government mandates that aim to cut down the country’s energy consumption, the EISA of 2007 orders that a light bulb meet certain efficiency requirements in order to be produced and sold by manufacturers. Under this new law, incandescent screw-based bulbs must have a comparable lumen output, or brightness, while using less wattage, or energy. Bulbs must also be 60 to 70 percent more efficient than present incandescent light bulbs.

The light bulb laws of the EISA first began to take effect in January 2012, when 100-watt incandescent, screw-base bulbs could no longer be produced as inefficiently as they had been. The following year, in January 2013, 75-watt incandescent bulbs also began their phase-out. Starting January 1, 2014, manufacturers will no longer be allowed to produce 40-watt and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs that do not meet the new efficiency standards.

There are many myths associated with the light bulb ban. One of these myths is that incandescent bulbs are disappearing from the marketplace forever; this is untrue. Although light bulb manufacturers will cease production of incandescent light bulbs that fail to meet the new efficacy standards imposed by the EISA, customers should not be worried about finding them after the New Year. These banned bulbs will still be available for sale through retailers, such as 1000Bulbs.com, for six months to a year, or until all existing inventory has been sold. This means that customers will still be able to stock up on remaining incandescent bulbs for quite some time after production has stopped.

In addition, 1000Bulbs.com will still be working with manufacturers to continue to produce incandescent lighting. By adding extra supports around the filament, the incandescent bulb will fall under the category of “rough service.” Working in the same way as traditional incandescents, these sturdier rough service bulbs have a similarly inexpensive price tag and will be available in all wattages. Whereas brick-and-mortar businesses will stop re-ordering incandescent light bulbs after the New Year, 1000Bulbs.com will continue to provide the incandescent bulbs that consumers have become accustomed to using in their household fixtures.

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About 1000Bulbs.com: 1000Bulbs.com is an award-winning Internet-based lighting retailer. The company offers everything from simple, household light bulbs to cutting-edge specialty lighting systems. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry. Follow @1000Bulbs on Twitter for the latest company announcements.

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Paul Coppage
1000Bulbs.com
972-288-2277 Ext: 157
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