We’ve outlined countless ways to light spaces effectively, but we’ve done little to address the most common mistakes people make. For many homeowners, illuminating a room can seem as simple as installing a light fixture and flipping the switch; however, neglecting to consider certain aspects of your lighting can result in wasted energy or a lack of light where it’s needed. If the lighting in your home feels “off,” you may be making one of these simple errors! Continue Reading
Award-winning Helen and Susan LED replacement bulbs from Lunera are now available at 1000Bulbs.com. Unlike many commercial LED replacements, the Helen and Susan are plug-and-play solutions which work directly with existing ballasts, requiring no electrical rewiring or bypassing of the ballast. Customers can simply replace their old CFL or metal-halide bulbs by plugging in these new Lunera bulbs without further complication.
There is nothing more fun than hosting a summertime backyard bash. The summer is a great time to get together with friends, throw some grub on the grill, swim, and kick back to enjoy good rays and good days. Of course, no party would be complete without plastic red cups. Since you’ll already be purchasing quite a few disposable cups, why not pick up a few extras for decorative lighting? Here’s your step by step guide to creating your very own red cup glow. Continue Reading
As counterintuitive as cutting living leaves and flowers from your plants seems, pruning is an important part of gardening, ensuring health and beauty for your plants. Deadheading, removing dead leaves and flowers, is a subset of pruning that will also actively improve the health of your plants. The knowledge behind pruning, knowing when to prune, what to remove, and how to prune without doing more harm than good, is imperative for promoting a healthy and fruitful plant-cycle. Continue Reading
There has always been a lot of speculation surrounding the switch to LED light bulbs, especially when it comes to wattage equivalents and brightness. One question that often comes up is this: “Can I use an LED with a higher wattage equivalent than the bulb I am replacing, such as a 100-watt equal LED bulb in a 60-watt rated socket, to get more light from my fixture?” The short answer is yes—as long as it still consumes fewer watts than the fixture is rated for. Continue Reading