Sep 01, 14
The simplest way to show depth is by placing one object behind another object to show space between them. When you place light behind an object, you gain depth and a combination of beautiful shadows with a warm glow that highlights the object for stunning displays or haunting beauty. However, not every design uses – nor should use – the same lighting techniques and principles as every other. So let’s take a look at 4 places to use backlighting that aren’t Instagram pictures.
Aug 22, 14
In previous blogs, we discussed possible causes for lighting problems such as unexpected dimming and repeatedly burned out bulbs. In this week’s blog, we’re going to talk about yet another common lighting problem: flickering. Sometimes flickering can be fun and decorative, such as in these flicker flame chandelier lights, but in most practical scenarios it is both unintended and undesirable. There are many reasons light bulbs flicker, and while flickering isn’t often a cause for alarm, it is always best to make sure it’s not part of a larger issue. Below, we discuss the most common reasons for flickering bulbs and which ones you need to be worried about.
Aug 18, 14
It’s never a bad idea to use energy-efficient lights, but a quick search for a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) can show far too many different types of CFLs to make the selection easy. One of the most notable differences the type of base used by each bulb. In fact, the standard screw-in bulb you’re looking for is the minority when it comes to base types on CFLs. Commercial CFLs don’t typically find their way into homes, but for the new shop owner or the rare occurrence of a commercial CFL in a residential building, you’ll find a strange socket that’s unlike the typical housing bulbs you’re used to. Let’s unpack the differences so you’ll be ready to get the right replacement bulb if you find yourself here.
Aug 16, 14
Soraa, the LED lighting company who is best known for their line of high quality MR16 LED light bulbs, has expanded into the increasingly competitive category of (parabolic aluminized reflector) PAR flood and spot lights. They will be available in PAR38 as well as PAR30 bulb shapes with the PAR30 lamps to be sold as both short neck and long neck variations. These new lamps from Soraa provide some key competitive differences which could make it the new choice for home and businesses looking to provide better color reproduction and tighter light beams for their next flood or spot lighting project.
Aug 14, 14
Online lighting retailer 1000Bulbs.com will continue to sell its full line of T8 700 fluorescent lamps despite the ban on these products which went into effect on July 14, 2014. With the ban in place, manufacturers will be forced to cease production of 4-foot medium bi-pin, 2-foot U-shaped, 8-foot Slimline, and 8-foot high-output 700 series lamps due to their inability to meet the energy efficiency requirements implemented by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Aug 07, 14
1000Bulbs.com is proud to announce its “Back to School Giveaway” contest, set to begin today, August 7th and end at midnight on August 25th.
We have over $250 worth of prizes we are giving away and you could be one of nineteen lucky winners!