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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How to Recycle Old or Broken Light Bulbs

Jun 30, 14 How to Recycle Old or Broken Light Bulbs

Most light bulbs are made from glass, and glass is one of the most easily recycled materials on the planet. So recycling light bulbs should be an easy and effective way to top off going green when you upgrade to more energy efficient light bulbs, right? Not quite. Each type of bulb is different and requires different considerations for disposal. So let’s take a look at how to properly recycle your old or broken bulbs.

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CFL Bulb Sale – 4 Pack for Under $5 (Ends 6/30/14)

Jun 27, 14 CFL Bulb Sale – 4 Pack for Under $5 (Ends 6/30/14)

 

The prospect of upgrading to LED light bulbs is still difficult for many people due to the price. When that’s the case, moving from Incandescent to CFL is a good way to get a more efficient light bulb without having to pay the price for more expensive LED bulbs. For a limited time, you can save big on 14-watt (60W equal) CFL light bulbs at 1000Bulbs.com.

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The Best Lighting for your Home Gym

Jun 27, 14 The Best Lighting for your Home Gym

Whether you began exercising indoors to escape the summer heat or you have a dedicated home gym year-round, working out in the comfort of your house can be a great way to get in shape.  Unfortunately, many interior spaces are not as accommodating for exercise as the room to the left, which can make the idea of working out at home less appealing. However, one way you can easily improve your indoor fitness experience without spending a fortune is by making some changes to your lighting. Below, we’ve compiled a few pointers.

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Five Lighting Ideas for a Well-Lit Pool

Jun 20, 14 Five Lighting Ideas for a Well-Lit Pool

With the Fourth of July only two weeks away, we’re well into the middle of summer. And you know what that means: if you haven’t already, it’s time to cool down at the pool. However, continuing the fun after the sun goes down requires a well-lit swimming pool. Though most home pools only have simple lighting installed for safety, there are still many ways your pool lighting can also amp up the ambiance of your backyard. Below are five ideas that will help you make the most of your pool lighting!

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World Cup 2014: Support Your Team with Colored Bulbs

Jun 12, 14 World Cup 2014: Support Your Team with Colored Bulbs

Starting at 3PM Eastern Standard Time on June 12th, 2014, thousands in Brazil and millions all around the world will have their eyes glued to televisions, cell phones and web connected tablets to watch the 2014 World Cup.  Contenders range from the United States to South Korea and many countries in between.  While many won’t be able to make it to Sao Paolo to watch the game in person that doesn’t meant that they aren’t showing their support in every way possible.  One way that is becoming increasingly more popular is using light bulbs as a show of support.

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