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A Bright Future for CFLs

Sep 26, 14 A Bright Future for CFLs

Once upon a time, people believed that compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) would replace traditional lights and become the future of energy-efficient household lighting. That was for the 10-20 years before LEDs hit the market. With LEDs providing over 25,000 hours of light on minimal energy, you may be wondering: what does the future hold for CFLs? Do CFLs still have a place in your home, or should you switch to LEDs before fluorescent lights meet the EISA chopping block as well?

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Customers Stock Up on Christmas Lights at 1000Bulbs.com

Sep 25, 14 Customers Stock Up on Christmas Lights at 1000Bulbs.com

It may seem a little early to be talking about Christmas, much less Christmas lights, but not for lighting retailer1000Bulbs.com. Companies, municipalities, and homeowners alike are all currently stocking up on Christmas lights. They are taking advantage of great pre-season pricing while securing the lights they need before they become difficult to find and match later in the year.

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Lighten Up: Improving the Environment One Turtle Lamp at a Time

Sep 24, 14 Lighten Up: Improving the Environment One Turtle Lamp at a Time

Imagine sitting in front of a plate of your favorite seafood meal; let’s say sauteed shrimp and crab with cream sauce over pasta. Sound good? Now imagine devouring every single scrumptious bite. Next, imagine never partaking in this meal again because it no longer exists.
It sounds a little farfetched, but this may be our reality in the not so far future. Unless you are a marine biologist or turtle enthusiast the importance of lighting technologies may not register. Our latest innovative lamp is certified by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and aids in creating a less unsettling environment for nesting and hatching sea turtles. But why does this matter?

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Ebb & Flow Hydroponic Systems

Sep 22, 14 Ebb & Flow Hydroponic Systems

A look back has seen us cover hydroponics systems that are either simple or advanced.  Let’s add a nice middle ground to the mix.  Ebb and Flow systems are simple, reliable, and low cost but require a little more work and maintenance than a drip system does.

Ebb and flow systems (or flood drain systems) are simple setups that use a flood and drain system to keep the growing medium moist.  Since the water pump does not run constantly, these systems are quieter and consume less power than nutrient film or direct water systems.  The trade-off is that water use is less efficient than in other systems.  Since the roots are not in constant contact with the solution, there is more water waste here than in other systems – which can, of course, be mitigated by recycling your water.  A growing medium is also required, which means regular cleaning and inspection for fungus or disease is necessary – this becomes an intensive task since the roots of every plant in the system tend to interweave.  Even so, the system is cost effective and perfect for short plants or leafy vegetables.  Ebb and flow systems are also really easy to build.

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Lighting Artist Spotlight: Jen Lewin

Sep 19, 14 Lighting Artist Spotlight: Jen Lewin

We at 1000Bulbs.com are excited to announce the launch of our new Lighting Artist Spotlight series! Starting off our string of interviews with lighting virtuosos from this side of the globe to the next is our discussion with lighting sculptor, Jen Lewin. When we first contacted Lewin, we were flattered to hear that she had actually created one of her amazing light sculptures using bulbs from our site. Of course, we just had to know more.

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1000Bulbs Expands Selection of LED Bulbs

Sep 18, 14 1000Bulbs Expands Selection of LED Bulbs

Online lighting retailer, 1000Bulbs.com, is working with some of the top brands in LED lighting to expand its selection of LED light bulbs and downlights. Current and prospective customers are now able to find LED lighting options from GE, Samsung, Lighting Science and TCP in addition to the extensive assortment previously available on the site. These partnerships help to ensure that 1000Bulbs continues to be the online destination for people looking to find the right lighting for their home or business.

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