What is Smart Lighting?

Dec 22, 14 What is Smart Lighting?

As we ride further into the future, everything is getting the adjective smart added to it.  We have smart watches, smart cars, smart houses, and smart alecks.  And now we have smart lighting for our smart homes which we can control from our smart phones.  The overuse of the term smarts almost as much as this pun.  But what makes a smart light bulb, and what goes into the lighting within a smart home?  The short answer is:  Lots of wireless connectivity and energy efficiency.  Let’s unpack the long answer.

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Antique Edison Bulbs Get An LED Upgrade

Dec 08, 14 Antique Edison Bulbs Get An LED Upgrade

Antique-style Edison bulbs are a subtle update people use in their home or business to help make their fixtures pop.  Few people look up while their dining at their favorite restaurant or watering hole. But, if you were to there’s a chance you may notice these antique bulbs helping to set the mood.  They provide a vintage look and are often used with a modern fixture to balance its appearance in a room.  Their amber glow instantly changes whatever room they’re placed in.

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LED Highlights of 2014

Dec 03, 14 LED Highlights of 2014

Since LED technology was introduced there have been plenty of innovative designs and transformations within the lighting industry. In 2014 we saw amazing advancements in LED technology and recognition. From a Nobel Prize to printable lights, it has been a year of progress for LEDs.  In case you missed it, here are a few LED highlights from 2014.

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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 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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