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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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How to Set Up a Drip Irrigation System

Aug 11, 14 How to Set Up a Drip Irrigation System

Let’s talk about drip systems.  With so many hydro systems available, why should you pick a drip system over a nutrient film or ebb and flow system?  Simplicity is one reason.  A drip system is really simple to set up and has been used in outdoor gardens and larger irrigation systems for a long time while film and ebb and flow systems require more careful monitoring and can be tricky to set up properly.  The second reason is water conservation.  When you’re building a hydro system outside, the run-off water can be returned to the soil cycle instead of down the drain like with indoor setups.  A drip system also carefully releases just enough nutrient solution to keep your plants healthy, so there isn’t any wasted water.  Other hydro systems use a lot of constantly flowing water to prevent stagnation.  With a drip system, you can even give specific amounts of nutrients to different types of plants on the same line.  Let me show you how easy it really is to set up a drip system.

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5 Non-Traditional Places to use Chandeliers

Aug 08, 14 5 Non-Traditional Places to use Chandeliers

Chandeliers have come a long way from their traditional dwellings in dining rooms and foyers. In the past, it was unusual to see chandeliers beyond the “power” positions of a home, such as at the entrance or over the dinner table. It also used to be uncommon to see chandeliers outside of an upscale home. But times have changed. Now, chandeliers are staking their claim in homes of all price ranges and in many types of rooms, adding elegance to common areas and intrigue to unexpected spaces. Although chandeliers are comfortable in many locations, here are five increasingly more popular places to use them.

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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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