May 02, 14
More than a purely hygienic routine, showering is also a luxurious ritual in which you can refresh, reflect, and devote a few moments to yourself out of a busy day. Unfortunately, many showers are dark, drab places instead of refreshing oases, no doubt from the lack of proper shower lighting. Recessed downlights are the perfect solution to your shower lighting woes, due to their low-profile appearance, lenses, and trims that can act as a sealant from moisture. So how do you choose what recessed downlights you need for your shower?
Apr 21, 14
Sometimes there’s nothing better than walking into your home after a long, trying day, flipping a switch, and seeing your abode illuminated by cozy, inviting light. The entryway or foyer of your home can be a significant space, especially because it’s the first thing guests see when entering your home. Besides the obvious safety reason, lighting in these areas is crucial to visitors’ first impressions of your home. Whether your goal is to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, or to show off the beauty and grandeur of a winding staircase, crown-molded ceilings, or other architectural features, lighting is one way that it can be done.
Apr 04, 14
Unless you’re an electrician, it’s probably news to you that many fluorescent lights, such as those used in your kitchen or garage, require electrical devices called ballasts to operate. Ballasts supply the proper voltage to start and run the majority of fluorescent lights. Although typically connected by wires in-between the power source and the bulb, ballasts are sometimes included within the bulbs. This is often the case with compact fluorescents, but this rarely happens with fluorescent tubes.
Mar 26, 14
As most of us are unlikely to be out in our yards enjoying a glass of cool, fresh lemonade in 50-degree weather, it is easy to forget about our outdoor lighting during the cooler months of the year. However, with the warmer weather just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you will be illuminating your yard. Here are some basic considerations everyone should keep in mind for lighting their outdoor areas year-round.
Mar 24, 14
In past blog entries, we’ve suggested using dimmers to provide mood lighting and save energy, but a lot more goes into choosing a dimmer than you think. Have you ever installed a dimmer only to find that it shortens the life of your bulbs or doesn’t work at all? Chances are you’ve chosen the wrong dimmer for the light sources you’re using or the type of wiring you have in your home.
As nice as it would be to be able to install one dimmer with any lighting system and have it work perfectly, that’s just not the case. There are many types of dimmers, all designed to be compatible with certain light sources and lighting systems. When choosing a dimmer for your lights, here are the important factors you need to consider.
Ceiling fans do more than just add decorative appeal to a room’s décor. They can significantly reduce lighting and air conditioning costs. Recognizing the customer’s need for energy-efficient home accessories, http://www.1000bulbs.com is proud to announce Fanimation as its newest ceiling fan vendor. This new product line will include a selection of indoor and outdoor ceiling fans, as well as portable desk and floor fans.
Founded by Tom Frampton, Fanimation has established itself as a leader in the ceiling fan industry with its quality manufacturing, innovative designs and use of unique materials. As a globally recognized brand, Fanimation’s designs have been featured in magazines such as Vanity Fair as well as on popular television shows such as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
“Selling Fanimation’s line of ceiling and desk fans was a no brainer for us.” says 1000Bulbs.com CEO Kim Pedersen. “Their quality is some of the highest in the business and we know that’s something important to our customers.”
With styles ranging from contemporary to traditional, each one of Fanimation’s products has something unique to offer. Ceiling fans that include light kits and bulbs are equipped with beautiful glass shades in various colors. 1000Bulbs.com will also be offering a selection of outdoor ceiling fans. UL listed for wet locations, these outdoor fixtures are ideal for cooling off a covered deck or enclosed patio. For an added element of versatility, many of the fans include remote controls, reversible motors and reversible blades. These fans are available in timeless finishes such as cherry, mahogany and walnut. They also include a versatile array of fixture combinations.
As the world of lighting continues to move into a more energy-efficient age, Fanimation takes green innovation one step further by offering a selection of Energy Star rated fans. Fans with an Energy Star rating are over 50% more energy-efficient than conventional fans. They are also proud to produce fans with energy-efficient brushless DC motors and integrated LED light kits.
In addition, Fanimation offers a collection of portable desk and floor fans which are a fashionable ceiling fan alternative. Effortlessly combining function and style, these free-standing and wall mountable products feature vintage and antique designs with contemporary appeal.
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