The Lights You Need to Navigate your Home at Night

Nov 28, 14 The Lights You Need to Navigate your Home at Night

The house is dark and everyone’s asleep except you. You want to head to the kitchen to grab a midnight snack, but you don’t want to turn on bright overhead lights that will hurt your eyes and leak under doors. You have a few night lights plugged in here and there, but unfortunately they aren’t too helpful for finding appliances or safely walking downstairs. It looks to us like you’re in need of proper night lighting. Using certain lights at night will serve vital safety and practical purposes without resulting in unnecessary illumination and wasted energy. We recommend the fixtures below to help you navigate the night without mishaps.

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Gallery and Museum Lighting

Nov 26, 14 Gallery and Museum Lighting

Art is in the eye of the beholder, but without accurate lighting the beholder may miss the brushstrokes. Whether it’s a small scale gallery or a full-size museum, appropriate lighting ensures artwork is seen at its fullest enchantment.  Just recently, Michelangelo’s painted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was updated using 7,000 LEDs. The ceiling was fading from sunlight exposure, and standard halogen lighting. With the switch to LEDs, this classic work of art is being seen in a completely different light.  So, if you’ve been considering changing the lighting in your gallery or museum, here are a few reasons to move towards LEDs.

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1000Bulbs.com Unveils Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Nov 25, 14 1000Bulbs.com Unveils Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Shoppers are able to enjoy Black Friday sales each weekend in November at 1000Bulbs.com. New sales will be announced every Friday which will last through to the following Sunday. All previous sales will once again be offered on the actual day of Black Friday on November 28, with the addition of several other incredibly priced items. A few extra surprises are waiting until Cyber Monday. All product quantities are limited due to deep discounts and supply.

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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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GE Doesn’t Disappoint with New 100W Replacement LED

Nov 21, 14 GE Doesn’t Disappoint with New 100W Replacement LED

When 100W incandescent bulbs were banned nearly two years ago due to rising efficiency standards, many replacement LEDs rose to the task of providing the same level of brightness while using less power. But as we all know, not all LED bulbs are created equal. According to a recent review by CNET, GE’s new 100W Equal LED is one of the best of these replacements.

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What Exactly Do UL Ratings Mean?

Nov 19, 14 What Exactly Do UL Ratings Mean?

Purchasing lights for your home or business does not have to be a complicated task, but it does require a little education. Have you ever noticed the UL Rating on a bulb and thought, “What does this even mean?” UL Ratings or Underwriters Laboratories Ratings, actually play a major role in how consumers should choose their light sources. The ratings help distinguish if your lamp can be used in dry, damp or wet locations. This is pretty vital information, as you wouldn’t want to make the mistake of placing a dry-rated lamp in a wet location. Here is a breakdown of UL Ratings and the best applications for various forms of lighting.

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