10 Must-Have Christmas Decorations from 1000Bulbs.com

Dec 05, 14 10 Must-Have Christmas Decorations from 1000Bulbs.com

It happens to the best of us. You think you have everything you need to dress up your home for the holidays, but when the time comes to decorate, you realize you’re in need of a few finishing touches. If you’re wondering how to complete your repertoire of Christmas decorations, don’t sweat it: we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or you simply enjoy the Christmas spirit in your home, these decorations can top off your holiday décor. We know you weren’t born yesterday – but some of our ideas may surprise you!

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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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How to Upgrade Your Home to LED Lighting

Nov 10, 14 How to Upgrade Your Home to LED Lighting

It’s finally time.  After weeks of thinking it over, you’ve decided to switch from incandescent to LED lighting for your home.  You want to save on your electric bills and get more out of your hard-earned paycheck, but even with newer and cheaper LEDs, they are still more expensive than incandescent bulbs.  How can you be sure you’re getting the best in upgrade costs?  I recently went through my own home and replaced all of the lights (minus the fridge light) with LEDs and it has been well worth it.  Let’s take a look at where to start and how to finally make the switch to LED lighting. 

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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 warm yellow 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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Prevent Ice Dams by Switching Out Your Lights

Sep 29, 14 Prevent Ice Dams by Switching Out Your Lights

As we race through summer and into fall, it’s not a bad idea to prepare for the coming winter.  Last winter, many cities across the US saw substantial snowfall and freezing temperatures.  Doubtless, many of you also noticed the formation of ice dams on your roofs and in your rain gutters.  On their own, an ice dam isn’t damaging, but any degradation in your roof can lead to leaks and water damage inside your home.  It’s a shame since one way to prevent this is a simple replacement of your downlights.  Surprised?  Let’s take a look at ice dams and how your current lights might be the cause.

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