Green Creative Cloud LED Giveaway

Jan 28, 15 Green Creative Cloud LED Giveaway

1000Bulbs.com is proud to announce its “Cloud LED Giveaway” contest, set to begin today, January 28th and end at midnight on February 11th. Three winners will be chosen to win the brand new Green Creative Cloud BR30 LED Bulb. The BR30 Cloud features a new lightweight, environmentally friendly design and is one of the only BR30 replacement bulbs rated for use in totally enclosed spaces. It is also ENERGY STAR® certified and backed by a three year warranty.

 

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Dressing Room Lighting and Perception

Jan 21, 15 Dressing Room Lighting and Perception

It begins from outside the store. Catching a glimpse of an enchanting navy dress gracing a mannequin, a customer becomes intrigued. A few steps in, a look around, and her eyes have found the dress on the rack. Upon finding her size she grabs the garb and scurries away to the fitting room.  But in an instant, her mind could be transferred away from the beautiful navy number to the unflattering shadows being cast on her face.

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5 Common LED Questions

Jan 19, 15 5 Common LED Questions

We have posted many guides and FAQs for LED lights, but it’s difficult to cover everything in a single article.  LEDs are more complicated than any previous lamp, and it can take a while to learn everything about them.  Recently, I helped my Dad’s church move from the traditional incandescents their building had used for 100 years, to the LEDs in their new building.  They had several questions, such as cost and lifespan, with more adding on even after everything was installed.  So I’d like to pass these common questions, and their answers, on to you.

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Lighting Controls Can Save You Money

Jan 16, 15 Lighting Controls Can Save You Money

While upgrading to LEDs is always recommended, another way to save on energy costs is by installing lighting controls in your home. Of course you can also save energy by simply turning off your lights, but sometimes we forget or don’t notice we’ve left them on. Plus, lighting controls such as dimmers, timers, and motion sensors allow you to manipulate your lighting according to time of day or activity, which can be useful in many situations. The lighting control you should use, and where, depends on a room’s purpose and occupancy.

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CES 2015 Light Bulbs Updates

Jan 06, 15 CES 2015 Light Bulbs Updates

Thousands are people swarm to Las Vegas every January for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  It’s the place where you can check out the newest hottest trends and get a glimpse into the future of technology.  While brands like Samsung and Sony are showing off their latest HDTVs and speakers, you’ll also find a growing selection of LED bulbs.

Over the course of 2014 light bulbs made the transition from being an appliance to a gadget.  With the introduction of connected LED bulbs, they are taking on the role of doing more than just providing light.  You can use apps to change the color of your bulbs, dim them or even turn them off.  As new functionality is being thought of, companies are using CES as a platform to introduce these ideas and gauge interest.

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Why Do My Lights Hum?

Jan 05, 15 Why Do My Lights Hum?

Maybe they just have a song in their wires?  In all seriousness, humming or buzzing in your lights can be maddening.  Whether it’s coming from incandescents, fluorescents, or LEDs, the problem usually stems from vibration caused by the voltage applied.  The vibration itself isn’t always the fault of the bulb either, other devices on the same electrical line can lead to noisy lines or noisy light bulbs too.  Usually, this hum is a fairly easy fix so long as you know what to look for, which is great since this is a common problem.

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