An Explanation for CFL Pin Types

Aug 18, 14 An Explanation for CFL Pin Types

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.

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Soraa Expands LED Lineup with PAR30 and PAR38 Options

Aug 16, 14 Soraa Expands LED Lineup with PAR30 and PAR38 Options

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.

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1000Bulbs.com Supplies Banned T8 700 Series Lamps and Replacements

Aug 14, 14 1000Bulbs.com Supplies Banned T8 700 Series Lamps and Replacements

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.

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Back to School Giveaway

Aug 07, 14 Back to School Giveaway

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! 

 

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10% off All Halogens – Ends 8/11/14

Aug 05, 14 10% off All Halogens – Ends 8/11/14

For a limited time, you can save 10% at 1000Bulbs.com across our entire selection of halogen light bulbs.  The savings are only available for a limited time and the sale ends on Monday, August 11, 2014.

Halogen light bulbs have a wide array of application from everything from landscape lighting to spot and flood lights.

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LED Task Lighting Tips

Aug 04, 14 LED Task Lighting Tips

Setting up the right task lighting can be maddening.  Whether you just need to eliminate shadows on your workbench, reduce eyestrain at your desk, or get just the right colors for an art studio, you’ll find different light and setting requirements for each situation.  This is the lighting we use for working on our passions and hobbies, but without proper lighting it’s easier to make mistakes and harder to see the fine details we want to put into our work.  Sometimes it’s the little things, like a minor flaw or a small improvement that can make a huge difference in how we feel about a finished task.  Here’s a quick guide to setting up LED task lighting so you can upgrade to a more cost-effective bulb without losing the quality you’re used to.

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