Poinsettia Care for Winter-Long Blooming

Dec 15, 14 Poinsettia Care for Winter-Long Blooming

December 12th is honored as National Poinsettia Day, and with it just having passed us, I imagine a quick glance around your home will reveal at least one of these beautiful plants sitting in splendor on a window sill.  It may surprise you to learn that these beautiful holiday plants are actually small trees, not flowers.  The blooms on these plants are very small and unattractive, but it’s the bright red bracts (modified leaves) that attract insects for pollination and entice us to decorate our homes with this festive shrub.  With proper care, they won’t just give you a beautiful winter, but they can grace your home with vibrant colors next year too.

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5 of the Best Christmas Light Shows in America

Dec 08, 14 5 of the Best Christmas Light Shows in America

The Christmas season is moving at full speed.  Most people already have their lights and displays up, making for pleasant night drives in any community.  But at least once a season it’s worth it to travel a bit further to one of the largest Christmas light shows in the US.  Every year, people, organizations, and cities spend hundreds of hours programming and piecing together extravagant light shows with thousands upon thousands of individual light bulbs.  These shows can be spectacular, but others can be duds.  To help you find the best shows, we’d like to give you a list of some of the best Christmas light mega-shows in the nation.

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What are Full Wave LED Christmas Lights?

Dec 01, 14 What are Full Wave LED Christmas Lights?

LED Christmas lights become more popular every year.  They last longer and are less susceptible to vibrations or damage, but you may have noticed something odd (or had a friend who noticed) about the light given off by your new Christmas lights.  The bulbs may seem to flicker while you stare at them.  This is especially noticeable if the light string is moving in the breeze or on a display and can be very distracting or annoying.  The cause of this flicker is in how the LED string is designed:  Whether it uses full-wave or half-wave rectification.

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Cyber Monday 2014 Deals

Nov 27, 14 Cyber Monday 2014 Deals

Every year you’ll find fantastic deals for Black Friday.  And while we’re as glad as any to give you access to huge discounts on products, we know that the long lines, early mornings, and cold weather following a sedate Thanksgiving can be a huge shock to the system (not to mention the ferocious press of people all seeking the same great deals in-store).  That’s why we recommend the relaxed and warm environment of Cyber Monday, so you can get great deals from the comfort of your couch.  At 1000Bulbs.com we have something for everyone, from commercial fixtures and residential lighting to Christmas decorations and the ubiquitous AA battery.  But it’s best to plan ahead since access to all of these great prices is only on December 1, 2014, and once they go live, they’ll sell out fast!

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Beat the Winter Blues with Lighting

Nov 24, 14 Beat the Winter Blues with Lighting

With the fall season in full swing, and winter just on the horizon, the daylight hours are shorter, reducing the amount of sunlight we get daily.  This lack of natural lighting has the unintended effect of triggering seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in certain every fall and winter.  This seasonal depression can remove the joy from what should otherwise be great seasons.  Fortunately, if you suffer from SAD, adding more light to your life can work as a remedy.  You’ve probably seen advertisements for SAD lamps with full spectrum lighting, however, what makes them different from any other light bulb or lamp?

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