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 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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Differential Temperature (DIF) Technique

Nov 17, 14 Differential Temperature (DIF) Technique

All plants grow at different rates based on soil and food supply.  Nutrition and climate can also affect the size of plants, giving you more or less space to work within.  Agricultural chemicals like plant boosters are used to artificially encourage or discourage growth, but it’s possible to get the same results by simply managing your plants’ lighting and temperature through temperature differential (DIF) control.  By creating a temperature difference between the night and day grow cycles you can effectively control the size and yields of your plants.

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How to Upgrade Your Home to LED Lighting

Nov 10, 14 How to Upgrade Your Home to LED Lighting

It’s finally time.  After weeks of thinking it over, you’ve decided to switch from incandescent to LED lighting for your home.  You want to save on your electric bills and get more out of your hard-earned paycheck, but even with newer and cheaper LEDs, they are still more expensive than incandescent bulbs.  How can you be sure you’re getting the best in upgrade costs?  I recently went through my own home and replaced all of the lights (minus the fridge light) with LEDs and it has been well worth it.  Let’s take a look at where to start and how to finally make the switch to LED lighting. 

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How pH and Plant Nutrition are Linked

Nov 03, 14 How pH and Plant Nutrition are Linked

We’ve mentioned water and soil pH many times before in previous hydroponics articles.  But we’ve never really covered why pH values are important or how they affect your plants.  So today, let’s break out some light chemistry and go over what a pH value is and how you can balance it for healthier plants.

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