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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There was once a time when table lamps were simply a way to light a room. Now, not only do they make for great task lighting; they also create a sense of comfort and add to the inspired look of the rooms they are placed in. At 1000Bulbs.com, we have a great collection of lamps with different designs and color schemes for you to add to your decor. Here are a few table lamps that can enhance the look and feel of the unique style of your home.
For an Elegant Appearance
Bling your home with one of these radiant lamps. Ideal for living room and bed side tables, these lamps are sure to bring a sparkle to any room they are placed in!
Uttermost 26894 Cascading Crystal Table Lamp
Arteriors 49629-868 – Shimmering Glass Table Lamp
Uttermost 26894 – Cascading Crystal Table Lamp
Kenroy Home 20118BS – Elegant Table Lamp
Uttermost 26440 – Dark Ceramic Table Lamp
Uttermost 26987 – Modern Table Lamp
For a Nature Inspired Ambiance
Add an extra touch of nature to your living room or den with one of these nature inspired lamps. These lamps have a rustic simplicity and are made of natural material like wood, sand stone, and more!
Arteriors 48572-701 Nature Inspired Polyester Table Lamp
Uttermost 27416 – Twisted Tree with Birds Table Lamp
Arteriors 15404-936 – Driftwood Table Lamp
Uttermost 27960 – Rustic Table Lamp
Arteriors 43136-109 – Silver Branch Iron Table Lamp
Arteriors 48572-701 – Nature Inspired Polyester Table Lamp
For a Splash of Color
Give your room a color splash with one of these intriguing lamps. Finished in bright colors like green and turquoise, these lamps will be sure to add a sensational pop to any neutral colored room!
Flambeau TA1104 Alluring Table Lamp
Arteriors 17416-543 – Hand Thrown Terracotta Lamp
Uttermost 26347 – Elegant Table Lamp
Arteriors 17392-541 – Porcelain Table Lamp
Flambeau TA1104 – Alluring Table Lamp
Arteriors 17323-354 – Glass Table Lamp
For a Simple Style
If you are looking for something casual, try one of these simple lamps. The lamps are finished in neutral tones, yet have a charming and simple design to them.
Kenroy Home 20685DB Dark Burgundy Table Lamp
Arteriors 16321-240 – Wood Table Lamp
Uttermost 26481 – Fluted Table Lamp
Kenroy Home 20685DB – Dark Burgundy Table Lamp
Arteriors 17297-210 – Optic Glass Table Lamp
Uttermost 26253 – Bronze Table Lamp
For an Industrial Look
Are metal, industrial-type designs your thing? These lamps lamps have just the edge you’re looking for. Made of materials such as steel and iron, these lamps are perfect for your edgy style!
Lazy Susan 626011 Steel Wrapped Wire Table Lamp
Arteriors 46264-373 – Brass and Wood Table Lamp
Lazy Susan 626011 – Steel Wrapped Wire Table Lamp
Arteriors 46649-220 – Open Iron Table Lamp
Uttermost 27989-1 – Glass Table Lamp
Arteriors 46673 – Iron Table Lamp
For a Little Touch of Folly
Unique in style, these lamps bring a whimsical charm to any bedroom, living room, or den. Intricately designed for a distinguishing touch, these lamps are sure to embrace your eclectic style.
Flambeau TA1016 Abstract Table Lamp
Flambeau TA1016 – Abstract Table Lamp
Arteriors 43139-113 – Iron Spine Table Lamp
Flambeau TA1017-S – Vintage Table Lamp
Kenroy Home 20105CBS – Modern Table Lamp
Uttermost 26417 – Hammered Scroll Table Lamp
For a Vintage Revival
Trying to retrofit everything in your home? Check out these vintage lamps! Influenced by 20th century modern styles, these lamps are sure to bring a vintage charm to your home.
Kenroy Home 20090SMB Retro Table Lamp
Kenroy Home 20090SMB – Retro Table Lamp
Uttermost 27427-1 – Ceramic Table Lamp
Hudson Valley L125-AGB – Crystal Table Lamp
Arteriors 49823-316 – Glass Sphere Table Lamp
Uttermost 26462 – Glass Table Lamp
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