Oct 24, 14
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!
Oct 17, 14
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.
Oct 10, 14
Some people get into the Halloween spirit by dressing up their homes in spooky lights and wicked decorations. Others prefer a home with a less haunting appeal. If you’re one of the latter and haven’t already, consider decorating with autumn-themed accessories this season. Items such as pumpkins, scarecrows, and orange lights represent fall itself more than Halloween, allowing you to keep them up for longer than you would typical October decorations. Moreover, you won’t be upsetting the younger kids on the block with ghoulish props. If you’re looking to express your festive spirit in a friendlier way, we recommend adorning your home with the following fall lighting décor this year.
Oct 08, 14
Soraa, the LED lighting company who is best known for its line of high quality MR16 LED light bulbs, has concluded a research venture with Pennsylvania State University measuring the importance of color-rendering. As it turns out, efficacy isn’t the only spec worth looking at when choosing a new light source—the quality of the light should be considered as equally important. Test subjects in the study widely preferred the performance of Soraa LEDs over standard LEDs when illuminating colors and white objects.
Oct 03, 14
When light is too direct or reflected too strongly off a surface, it can produce a brighter, more dazzling light called glare. In the home, glare most frequently occurs in task lighting fixtures such as desk and table lamps, but it can occur in general lighting as well. Glare is a primary cause of eye strain, which can be uncomfortable for your eyes and result in headaches, nausea, and other unpleasant symptoms. This is why it is important to reduce the amount you experience in your home. Below are some effective strategies for eliminating glare as a cause for eye strain.