LED Strip Light Guide: Purchasing Considerations

Oct 24, 14 LED Strip Light Guide: Purchasing Considerations

Perhaps you’ve seen pictures of LED strip light (also referred to as LED tape light) or you’ve witnessed its magical effects for yourself. Either way, you’ve decided to purchase some strip light of your own. But looking at all the websites that sell it, you’re feeling pretty stumped.

There seems to be a lot more to buying this innovative lighting product than you had previously thought. You almost want to ask an electrician to install it, or even call it quits and settle for less complicated illumination instead. Fortunately, you don’t have to do that. With the 1000Bulbs.com LED strip light guide, setting up strip light arrangements can be simple. This 3-part series will help you figure out what you need to know to get your strip light project up and running – and with any luck, without calling an electrician.

To start off this series, we outline a few things to consider before making a purchasing decision. Later we’ll follow with a checklist for setting-up and end with a piece on troubleshooting. If you have questions at any time, feel free to ask us in the comments. We’d love to hear from you!

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Fluorescent Lights and Headaches

Oct 22, 14 Fluorescent Lights and Headaches

Thrashing pain meets you at the forefront of your temples, and suddenly it feels like someone has continually slammed your head against concrete. It’s a migraine and the culprit can sometimes be fluorescent lighting. But what can you do? Your office is filled with fluorescent lights and that old computer you use at home isn’t helping the situation. Luckily, there are solutions to your problem, but first, let’s figure out what’s really going on with that head of yours.

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The Importance of Restaurant Lighting

Oct 15, 14 The Importance of Restaurant Lighting

After a long work week, you’re ready to visit your favorite, cozy and quaint restaurant. The service is pretty good, and the food is exceptional, but your attraction to this place has more to do with the ambiance. After an hour or so here, you completely forget about that stressful thing called a job. With a “switch” in settings, the weekend has officially begun.

Whether you’re going for a casual dinner or a more upscale meal, proper lighting plays a major role in your dining experience.  The lighting in a restaurant affects many elements, including food presentation, mood lighting and overall gratification. 

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Halloween Spooktacular Giveaway

Oct 10, 14 Halloween Spooktacular Giveaway

1000Bulbs.com is proud to announce its “Spooktacular Giveaway” contest, set to begin today, October 10th and end at midnight on October 20th.

We have some great prizes this year. Two grand prize winners will receive a bundle of LED Halloween Lights and Black Light Bulbs! We will also have 10 mystery prizes for 10 lucky winners!  Each day one person will be chosen at random! So be sure to enter now as the earlier you enter the more likely you have of winning a prize!

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Five Ideas for Festive Fall Lighting

Oct 10, 14 Five Ideas for Festive Fall Lighting

Some people get into the Halloween spirit by dressing up their homes in spooky lights and wicked decorations. Others prefer a home with a less haunting appeal. If you’re one of the latter and haven’t already, consider decorating with autumn-themed accessories this season. Items such as pumpkins, scarecrows, and orange lights represent fall itself more than Halloween, allowing you to keep them up for longer than you would typical October decorations. Moreover, you won’t be upsetting the younger kids on the block with ghoulish props. If you’re looking to express your festive spirit in a friendlier way, we recommend adorning your home with the following fall lighting décor this year.

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Sign of the Times: Keeping Your Signs Illuminated Throughout the Year

Oct 09, 14 Sign of the Times: Keeping Your Signs Illuminated Throughout the Year

We’ve all seen them lurking during nightfall, on the side of the road. It’s the embarrassing display of a poorly lit sign. Sure, there are some building and pylon signs that do not require illumination to advertise, but often times properly lit signs are essential for attracting potential customers, especially when it’s dark outside. Dim or dark signs can result in questionable advertising, loss in business revenue and overall costly energy inefficiency. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your sign.

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