How to Minimize Glare and Eye Strain

Oct 03, 14 How to Minimize Glare and Eye Strain

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.

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A Bright Future for CFLs

Sep 26, 14 A Bright Future for CFLs

Once upon a time, people believed that compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) would replace traditional lights and become the future of energy-efficient household lighting. That was for the 10-20 years before LEDs hit the market. With LEDs providing over 25,000 hours of light on minimal energy, you may be wondering: what does the future hold for CFLs? Do CFLs still have a place in your home, or should you switch to LEDs before fluorescent lights meet the EISA chopping block as well?

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Lighting Artist Spotlight: Jen Lewin

Sep 19, 14 Lighting Artist Spotlight: Jen Lewin

We at 1000Bulbs.com are excited to announce the launch of our new Lighting Artist Spotlight series! Starting off our string of interviews with lighting virtuosos from this side of the globe to the next is our discussion with lighting sculptor, Jen Lewin. When we first contacted Lewin, we were flattered to hear that she had actually created one of her amazing light sculptures using bulbs from our site. Of course, we just had to know more.

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How to Take Advantage of Colored Lighting

Sep 12, 14 How to Take Advantage of Colored Lighting

Fall is upon us, and with the recent start of the NFL football season and the holidays right around the corner, there’s no shortage of events to decorate for in the upcoming months. What better way to set the mood for these occasions than with colored light bulbs? Even if you’re not a sports fanatic or you consider yourself a holiday grinch, colored lighting can be a great way to add some flair to everyday scenarios. Here are four ways anyone can take advantage of colored lighting.

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Lighting Solutions for Vaulted Ceilings

Sep 05, 14 Lighting Solutions for Vaulted Ceilings

Vaulted ceilings can create a striking look in any room, making spaces feel larger and more open. However, this all depends on the right lighting. Poorly lit, vaulted ceilings can easily create an oppressive shadow above you, instilling an eerie and uninviting atmosphere. Looking up at an arched ceiling, it may seem like your lighting options are limited. But you have a lot more choices than you may think. Using your fixtures the right way, you can take full advantage of this fantastic architectural feature and enjoy the ambiance your room is supposed to have.

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