T8 LED Bulbs Now Available at 1000Bulbs.com for Low Prices

Feb 27, 14 T8 LED Bulbs Now Available at 1000Bulbs.com for Low Prices

As the developments in LED technology continue to grow, so does the need for affordable, energy-efficient lighting. Wanting to provide LED lighting that is both high-quality and low-cost, Internet retailer,1000Bulbs.com is now offering 4-foot retrofit T8 LED bulbs at low prices from trusted brands including ETi, Green Creative, PlusRite, Precision Lighting, and SunSun Lighting.

While many consumers expect LED lamps to cost upwards of $30, 1000Bulbs.com is offering T8 LED bulbs for low prices ranging from $19.99 to $29.99. With rated lifetimes of up to 50,000 hours, these T8 LED tubes will drastically cut maintenance costs by eliminating the need for frequent lamp replacement. In addition to being long-lasting, the T8 LED tubes will maintain their quality of light. Customers can expect to see no more than 25 percent lumen degradation over the course of the rated lifetime of a T8 LED sold by 1000Bulbs.com.

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Not only will these T8 LED tubes significantly reduce maintenance costs, they will also help save money on energy bills. While a T8 fluorescent tube consumes about 32 watts of energy, T8 LED tubes cut that amount by almost half, using only 18 watts of energy. Not only do LEDs operate on less energy, they also produce half the heat for the same amount of light as fluorescent equivalents. As light fixtures produce less heat, home and business owners will be spending less on the heating and air-conditioning portion of their energy bill.

The minimal energy consumption, low cost, and long rated life of these T8 LEDs means that consumers will quickly see a return on their investment. According to the 1000Bulbs.com Energy Savings Calculator, customers can expect to make up the cost of an 18-watt T8 LED lamp in approximately 28 months and save up to $77 in maintenance and energy costs over the life of the lamp.

Available in color temperatures ranging from warm white (3000K) to stark white (5000K), these T8 LEDs are able to provide the same color temperatures as fluorescent T8 lamps. LED T8 tubes cannot be directly installed and do not require a ballast in order to operate. This eliminates ballast compatibility issues as well as maintenance costs that come from running off direct line voltage. In the near future, 1000Bulbs.com will offer 2-foot and 4-foot T8 LED tubes that can be directly installed, providing quicker installation without the need for a licensed electrician.

About 1000Bulbs.com: 1000Bulbs.com is an award-winning Internet-based lighting retailer. The company offers everything from simple, household light bulbs to cutting-edge specialty lighting systems. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry.

 

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1000Bulbs.com’s Energy Savings Calculator Shows Benefits of Energy Efficient Lighting

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In order to help their customers better understand the cost benefits of switching to energy-efficient alternatives, Internet lighting retailer, 1000Bulbs.com, has created their own Energy Savings Calculator to accompany all compact fluorescent and LED lamps on their website. Earlier this year, the last phase-out of general service incandescent bulbs enforced by the Energy and Independence Security Act of 2007 took effect. Due to these incandescent bulbs no longer being produced by manufacturers, the demand for energy-efficient lighting that meets EISA standards is growing rapidly.

Launched in January of 2014, the 1000Bulbs.com Energy Savings Calculator has the ability to show customers everything they need to know about the savings that comes with energy-efficient lighting. By taking the wattage of the individual CFL or LED replacement, the wattage of its incandescent equivalent, the number of bulbs being replaced, and the rate charged per kilowatt-hour, the calculator automatically computes the amount customers can expect to save over the life of a single CFL or LED. As the first online lighting retailer to have a calculator of this kind, 1000Bulbs.com is committed to educating consumers on the many positive aspects of upgrading to energy-efficient lighting.

LED and CFL Energy Saving Calculator

1000Bulbs Energy Savings Calculator

“We want to make sure that our customers feel confident before making an investment in the products we carry,” says 1000Bulbs.com CEO Kim Pedersen. “Our new Energy Savings Calculator provides the important cost and savings information they need in order to feel that making the switch to energy-efficient lighting is the right choice.”

1000Bulbs.com Energy Savings Calculator,for LED and CFL Bulbs

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For customers who are looking for more in-depth savings analysis, the calculator can be expanded to show the total kilowatts and kilowatt hours saved per year, the total amount saved on energy costs per year, and the number of months before they can expect a payback on their investment. This Energy Savings/ROI calculator features customizable fields that can be adjusted to accommodate each client’s unique lighting needs and specifications.

Although energy-efficient bulbs are typically more expensive compared to incandescent bulbs, they have been proven to last up to 50 times longer, consuming only a fraction of the energy used by their incandescent counterparts. While it used to take years, it now only takes a matter of months to see payback for the purchase of an energy-efficient bulb. The 1000Bulbs.com Energy Savings Calculator assures customers that the savings incurred over the life of an LED or CFL will more than make up for any initial and future maintenance costs.

About 1000Bulbs.com: 1000Bulbs.com is an award-winning Internet-based lighting retailer. The company offers everything from simple, household light bulbs to cutting-edge specialty lighting systems. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry.

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1000Bulbs.com Continues a Steady Growth of Hydroponic Supplies and Grow Lights

Jan 21, 14 1000Bulbs.com Continues a Steady Growth of Hydroponic Supplies and Grow Lights

Almost one year ago, Internet lighting retailer 1000Bulbs.com expanded their inventory to include a wide range of  grow lights and hydroponic supplies. In the months since then, the company has experienced considerable success with hydroponics, becoming not only a one-stop shop for lighting, but for hydroponic and grow supplies as well. While 1000Bulbs.com has always carried grow lighting, such as HID and metal halide bulbs, its offerings now include all-in-one grow lighting systems, garden and growing accessories, reflectors, hydroponic systems, nutrients, grow media, and more.

To ensure quality customer service, 1000Bulbs.com has brought in two indoor gardening experts to provide guidance on product selection and maintain strong relationships with vendors. With over 30 years of combined experience, these experts are able to answer any questions that customers may have regarding hydroponic and grow supplies.

Currently, 1000Bulbs.com works with seven major suppliers that provide over 50 brands of grow lights, hydroponic supplies, and accessories that will cover any and all needs of casual vegetable gardeners and indoor gardening enthusiasts alike. These major suppliers include Hydrofarm, Advanced Nutrients, Can-Filters, Heavy 16, Sunlight Supply, California LightWorks, and CANNA.

Whether someone is an expert or just a beginner, 1000Bulbs.com carries a large assortment of hydroponic systems for all levels of growing and gardening. Among these hydroponic systems are deep water culture, drip, ebb and flo, wick, and aeroponic systems. Quality hydroponic nutrients and supplements are also an essential component of any indoor grow project. With 24 brands to choose from, 1000Bulbs.com offers a large selection of nutrients to help cultivate their plants through all stages of the growth cycle. The company also offers grow media, such as soil, rocks, rockwool, stonewool, coco, clay rocks, and more, for use in hydroponic systems.

For their grow lighting needs, customers will find grow lighting for all types of reflectors from trusted brands such as GE, Ushio, SunPulse, Hortilux, Ultra Sun, and Plantmax. 1000Bulbs.com offers metal halide grow lights, high pressure sodium grow lamps, incandescent, and compact fluorescent grow lights in a variety of lumen outputs and color temperatures to care for both the vegetative and flowering stages of plants. As a more energy-efficient option, a number of LED grow light fixtures are also available. Using less energy and running much cooler than their HID and CFL counterparts, LED grow lights are long-lasting with projected life ratings of up to 80,000 hours.

Customers will be able to round out their setup with 1000Bulbs.com impressive selection of gardening and grow accessories. From measuring cups and syringes to light meters and thermometers, 1000Bulbs.com offers any tool that will aid in successfully monitoring and growing herbs, fruits, and vegetables.

About 1000Bulbs.com: 1000Bulbs.com is an award-winning Internet-based lighting retailer. The company offers everything from simple, household light bulbs to cutting-edge specialty lighting systems. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry. Follow @1000Bulbs on Twitter for the latest company announcements.

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1000Bulbs.com Expert Clarification on EISA Incandescent Light Bulb Ban

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As the New Year quickly approaches, the start of the last phase-out of incandescent light bulbs is also drawing nearer. Beginning January 1, 2014, manufacturers will no longer be allowed to produce the same 40-watt and 60-watt incandescent bulbs, commonly used for residential applications such as floor lamps, table lamps, and track lighting. Although these restrictions were put in place to push consumers toward more energy-efficient lighting solutions, retailers like 1000Bulbs.com will continue to sell the incandescent light bulb.

In December of 2007, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), also known as the “Energy Bill.” Among other government mandates that aim to cut down the country’s energy consumption, the EISA of 2007 orders that a light bulb meet certain efficiency requirements in order to be produced and sold by manufacturers. Under this new law, incandescent screw-based bulbs must have a comparable lumen output, or brightness, while using less wattage, or energy. Bulbs must also be 60 to 70 percent more efficient than present incandescent light bulbs.

The light bulb laws of the EISA first began to take effect in January 2012, when 100-watt incandescent, screw-base bulbs could no longer be produced as inefficiently as they had been. The following year, in January 2013, 75-watt incandescent bulbs also began their phase-out. Starting January 1, 2014, manufacturers will no longer be allowed to produce 40-watt and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs that do not meet the new efficiency standards.

There are many myths associated with the light bulb ban. One of these myths is that incandescent bulbs are disappearing from the marketplace forever; this is untrue. Although light bulb manufacturers will cease production of incandescent light bulbs that fail to meet the new efficacy standards imposed by the EISA, customers should not be worried about finding them after the New Year. These banned bulbs will still be available for sale through retailers, such as 1000Bulbs.com, for six months to a year, or until all existing inventory has been sold. This means that customers will still be able to stock up on remaining incandescent bulbs for quite some time after production has stopped.

In addition, 1000Bulbs.com will still be working with manufacturers to continue to produce incandescent lighting. By adding extra supports around the filament, the incandescent bulb will fall under the category of “rough service.” Working in the same way as traditional incandescents, these sturdier rough service bulbs have a similarly inexpensive price tag and will be available in all wattages. Whereas brick-and-mortar businesses will stop re-ordering incandescent light bulbs after the New Year, 1000Bulbs.com will continue to provide the incandescent bulbs that consumers have become accustomed to using in their household fixtures.

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About 1000Bulbs.com: 1000Bulbs.com is an award-winning Internet-based lighting retailer. The company offers everything from simple, household light bulbs to cutting-edge specialty lighting systems. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry. Follow @1000Bulbs on Twitter for the latest company announcements.

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1000Bulbs.com Honored by Dallas 100 Award from SMU Cox School of Business

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For the seventh consecutive year, internet lighting retailer 1000Bulbs.com has been honored by the Dallas 100™ Awards, placing 44th amongst 100 of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the Dallas area for the year 2013. Co-founded in 1990 by the SMU Cox School of Business and the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, the Dallas 100 Awards are now in their twenty-third year of recognizing the growth of independent companies and the entrepreneurs behind them.

In order to qualify for the Dallas 100, a company must meet criteria based on a number of factors such as legal status, location, sales history, credit report, and character. The guidelines for this year’s awards are as follows:

  •     Are independent, privately held corporations, proprietorships or partnerships (not subsidiaries or divisions of a parent company) as of May 1, 2013. Must have at least 3 years history and not be a non-profit organization,
  •     Be headquartered in the Dallas Metroplex area,
  •     Have sales of more than $500,000, but less than $75 million in fiscal year 2010,
  •     Have a three-year sales history which reflects growth during the three-year sales period, and
  •     Have a credit report and character satisfactory to the Dallas 100, determined at the sole discretion of the Dallas 100.

Founded in 1995 as Service Lighting and Electrical Supplies by CEO Kim Pedersen, 1000Bulbs.com now has one of the largest selections of lighting products in the country. Having recently expanded to include home décor lighting, designer furniture, antique model replicas, automotive lighting, and hydroponic supplies, 1000Bulbs.com now has over 30,000 products on its website. “We’ve come a long ways, but have much further to go,” says Pedersen. “We’re consistently striving for the best experience for our customers and not resting on just being a good retailer.”

Since first being recognized by the Dallas 100 Awards in 2007, 1000Bulbs.com has increased its annual sales by 83 percent, continuing to establish itself as an influential force in the retail lighting industry. Now employing over 200 workers, 1000Bulbs.com occupies more than 220,000 square feet of office and warehouse space in Garland, Texas.

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1000Bulbs offers everything from simple, household light bulbs to cutting-edge specialty lighting systems. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry. Follow @1000Bulbs on Twitter for the latest company announcements.

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1000Bulbs.com Launches Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals Early

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With Black Friday and Cyber Monday quickly approaching, shoppers are already browsing the Internet for quality products at drastically lowered prices. Internet lighting retailer 1000Bulbs.com will be offering light bulbs, automotive headlights, Christmas decorations, and more at discounted prices starting on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. All deals will be extending through Cyber Monday, December 2, 2013.

For shoppers looking to find high-quality lighting for a fraction of the original cost, 1000Bulbs.com is having Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials on a selection of LED and halogen light bulbs. For the price of $4.49, 1000Bulbs.com will be selling the ETi Foreva A19 LED bulb which uses 8.5 watts, the equivalent of a 50 watt incandescent bulb to produce warm white light. Additionally, the ETi 5-watt A19 LED bulb will be on sale for $2.99. With a light output that matches 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent bulbs, the energy-saving ETi LED light bulbs are ideal for residential lighting applications such as table and desk lamps. The standard A19 shape of the ETi LED bulbs allow them to easily replace incandescent bulbs currently in household fixtures, saving customers money on their electric bills with their lower wattage consumption and impressive lifespan of 30,000 hours.

In time for Christmas, prices on select holiday lights and decorations have also been lowered. Starting at $6.90 each, these safe Flameless LED Wax Pillar Candles can be bought for 25 percent off their original price using the coupon code “CANDLE25″. 

For customers wanting to light commercial spaces, a selection of Philips PAR20 and PAR30 halogen bulbs will be discounted as well. Originally $2.99, the Philips 50-watt PAR20 halogen spot light will be available for $1.99. With a rating of 3,000 life hours, this long-lasting halogen bulb is ideal for a number of applications, including office, retail, and display lighting.

Just in time for Christmas, prices on select holiday lights and decorations have also been lowered. Among the holiday decorations on sale are flameless LED wax pillar candles. Sold in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles, the soft, glowing flicker flame of these candles will create a cozy, relaxing atmosphere. Starting at just $6.90 each, these safe, flameless candles can be bought for 25 percent off their original price using the coupon code “CANDLE25”. To keep these battery-powered LED candles lit, Rayovac AA batteries can also be purchased for only 25 cents each.

To see all of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals offered from 1000Bulbs.com, visit: http://www.1000bulbs.com/blackfriday

About 1000Bulbs.com: 1000Bulbs.com is an award-winning Internet-based lighting retailer. The company offers everything from simple, household light bulbs to cutting-edge specialty lighting systems. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry.

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1000Bulbs.com
972-288-2277 Ext: 157
pcoppage(at)1000bulbs(dot)com

 

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