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1000Bulbs.com Expands Selection of Vintage-Style LED Filament Bulbs

LED Filament Bulbs

Vintage-style LED filament bulbs are now available in a greater variety of shapes and styles at 1000Bulbs.com. Customers can currently purchase these stylish energy-saving bulbs in household, Edison, sign, globe, flame-tip chandelier, and tubular shapes. They can also choose from options with clear or tinted glass, as well as spiral, zig-zag, or vertical filaments.

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How to Light Your Bike with LED Strip Lights

Bike Lights

Summer is officially here, and you know what that means: fun, fun, and more fun! Perhaps the best part of summer is that it’s the perfect time to break out your bike. Whether you’re already an official biker or you just enjoy taking a few occasional trips around town or to the park, this is the perfect time of year to trick out your bicycle with LED tape light. All you need are a few tools to bring a little light to your bike.

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Do LED Lights Attract Bugs?

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Bug lights are essential to a peaceful year of outdoor night-time events.  They ensure that, whether you’re in the yard or on the porch, you aren’t being swarmed by moths and other insects.  Unfortunately, there is quite a lot of misinformation about bug lights and how they work.  Most recent is the dispute over whether or not LED light bulbs are capable of repelling bugs from your porch, just by virtue of being LED lights.  Many users and manufacturers say they can, and many say they can’t.  So let’s take a look at why both sides are right, and how insects relate to LED light bulbs. Continue Reading

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How to Splice a Cable

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Whether you’re lighting a hobby project or installing a new home fixture, any electrical project will eventually call for one very specific task:  The cable splice.  Splices are simply a join between two separate cables or wires.  In the case of installing an electrical fixture, a splice is used to connect the lead wires of your fixture (it doesn’t matter whether it’s a ceiling fan, ballast, or downlight housing, they all have cable leads) to your house’s line voltage.  Smaller projects like low-voltage lighting or even repairs to small electrical devices such as toys typically require an occasional spliced wire to fix the problem.  Knowing how to affect a proper splice can save you money on replacing a fixture, and you’ll be able to install your own fixtures safely. Continue Reading

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The Evolution of Artificial Lighting, Pt. 2

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In Part 1 we discussed the origins of pre-electrical lamps, which can be traced back to intentional fires in 400,000 BC, and we concluded with the popularization of kerosene lamps in 900 AD. For hundreds of years since then, only incremental developments were made in manmade lighting; street lamps began to be used in the year 1000, and the 1700s were marked with small improvements to oil lamps and gas lights. However, it was the invention of the light bulb in the 1800s—along with the realization that electricity could be harnessed for use in technology—that propelled artificial lighting to where it is today.  Continue Reading