DIY Halloween Pumpkin Lighting Ideas

Oct 29, 14 DIY Halloween Pumpkin Lighting Ideas

Halloween is this Friday, yet you’re missing one very important element: lighted pumpkins to brighten your doorstep for trick-or-treaters. Of course, you could always go old school and stick tea lights or candles inside toothy jack-o-lanterns, but then you’d have to worry about your lights blowing out or posing fire hazards. Luckily, it’s not too late to be more creative (and safe) with your pumpkins this year. These quick and easy DIY pumpkin lighting ideas will illuminate your stoop without the hassles of traditional candles!

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How to Set Up a Drip Irrigation System

Aug 11, 14 How to Set Up a Drip Irrigation System

Let’s talk about drip systems.  With so many hydro systems available, why should you pick a drip system over a nutrient film or ebb and flow system?  Simplicity is one reason.  A drip system is really simple to set up and has been used in outdoor gardens and larger irrigation systems for a long time while film and ebb and flow systems require more careful monitoring and can be tricky to set up properly.  The second reason is water conservation.  When you’re building a hydro system outside, the run-off water can be returned to the soil cycle instead of down the drain like with indoor setups.  A drip system also carefully releases just enough nutrient solution to keep your plants healthy, so there isn’t any wasted water.  Other hydro systems use a lot of constantly flowing water to prevent stagnation.  With a drip system, you can even give specific amounts of nutrients to different types of plants on the same line.  Let me show you how easy it really is to set up a drip system.

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How to Clean Your Light Bulbs and Fixtures

Jul 03, 14 How to Clean Your Light Bulbs and Fixtures

Have you ever found yourself turning on an extra lamp in a once adequately bright room? That’s a sure sign of dusty and neglected light bulbs. While cleaning your light bulbs might not exactly be at the top of your priority list, doing so is an easy way to enhance your lighting without purchasing new bulbs. Cleaning your bulbs can make your room up to 20% brighter – that’s 20% more illumination for the same amount of energy. Since cleaning your fixtures as well will only further freshen up your home, here are some effective ways to tidy up your light bulbs, light fixtures, and lampshades.

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Six Ways to Decorate Your Home with Light Bulbs

May 23, 14 Six Ways to Decorate Your Home with Light Bulbs

Incandescent light bulbs have long been the cornerstone of household lighting. Nonetheless, many are being removed from the market due to government energy regulations. While some people are upset about the restrictions of the EISA light bulb ban, we at 1000Bulbs.com are looking at the “bright” side of things: when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  If you have old bulbs that are no longer suitable light sources, why not make the most of them? Here are six ways to turn your old bulbs into useful, decorative staples in your home.

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DIY Rope Light Word Art

Mar 06, 14 DIY Rope Light Word Art

Do you have boring, vacant wall space in your home? Have you been wanting to put your creativity and inner craftsman to the test but have had no idea where to start? Then you should definitely consider adding a personal touch to your home décor by creating your own unique LED rope light sign.

LED rope light is long-lasting and easy to configure into beautiful, loopy lettering. Plus, you can adjust the size of the letters to cover medium to large amounts of wall space that would otherwise require a large, expensive painting or various amounts of smaller artwork to fill. Spell out your family motto, an important value, or your child’s name and immediately alter the ambiance of any room to match it.

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Hydroponics DIY: How and Why to Grow Indoors

Feb 21, 14 Hydroponics DIY: How and Why to Grow Indoors

For all you gardeners out there, you know the frustrations of growing outdoors: the unrelenting heat withers your plants and makes it almost impossible to enjoy working in your garden, the weather can change in the blink of an eye, bringing a heat wave or torrential downpours, or that giant garden spider that’s made itself nice and cozy around your Rosemary bushes. With all these variables, it’s no wonder outdoor gardening can be so maddening and why moving your growing indoors isn’t as crazy as it sounds. While this isn’t a comprehensive how-to, we’ve gathered the high points of starting your first indoor grow.

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