Prevent Ice Dams by Switching Out Your Lights

Sep 29, 14 Prevent Ice Dams by Switching Out Your Lights

As we race through summer and into fall, it’s not a bad idea to prepare for the coming winter.  Last winter, many cities across the US saw substantial snowfall and freezing temperatures.  Doubtless, many of you also noticed the formation of ice dams on your roofs and in your rain gutters.  On their own, an ice dam isn’t damaging, but any degradation in your roof can lead to leaks and water damage inside your home.  It’s a shame since one way to prevent this is a simple replacement of your downlights.  Surprised?  Let’s take a look at ice dams and how your current lights might be the cause.

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An Explanation for CFL Pin Types

Aug 18, 14 An Explanation for CFL Pin Types

It’s never a bad idea to use energy-efficient lights, but a quick search for a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) can show far too many different types of CFLs to make the selection easy.  One of the most notable differences the type of base used by each bulb.  In fact, the standard screw-in bulb you’re looking for is the minority when it comes to base types on CFLs.  Commercial CFLs don’t typically find their way into homes, but for the new shop owner or the rare occurrence of a commercial CFL in a residential building, you’ll find a strange socket that’s unlike the typical housing bulbs you’re used to.  Let’s unpack the differences so you’ll be ready to get the right replacement bulb if you find yourself here.

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CFL Bulb Sale – 4 Pack for Under $5 (Ends 6/30/14)

Jun 27, 14 CFL Bulb Sale – 4 Pack for Under $5 (Ends 6/30/14)

 

The prospect of upgrading to LED light bulbs is still difficult for many people due to the price. When that’s the case, moving from Incandescent to CFL is a good way to get a more efficient light bulb without having to pay the price for more expensive LED bulbs. For a limited time, you can save big on 14-watt (60W equal) CFL light bulbs at 1000Bulbs.com.

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Mystery Box Giveaway

Jun 09, 14 Mystery Box Giveaway

1000Bulbs.com is proud to announce its “Mystery Box Giveaway” contest, set to begin on Monday, June 9 and end at midnight on June 23. Prizes include LED PAR38s, LED rope lights, assorted CFL and halogen floodlights, Christmas lights, A19 bulbs, and more, so don’t miss out!
To enter into the contest, simply “Like” the 1000Bulbs.com Facebook page and provide us with your name and email address using the Rafflecopter app. You can even earn up to five additional entries by following 1000Bulbs on Twitter and tweeting to us about the giveaway with “I just entered 1000Bulbs.coms mystery box give away! @1000bulbs #1000bulbs” or by commenting on this blog post.

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CFLs vs. LEDs: How Are They Different?

Mar 17, 14 CFLs vs. LEDs: How Are They Different?

Now that household incandescent bulbs are slowly but surely becoming a thing of the past due to government efficiency standards, many people are being pointed in the direction of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and LEDs as replacements. But you may not know what makes these two incandescent alternatives different from one another, beyond their appearance and pricing. When it comes to CFLs and LEDs, there have a lot more differences than what meets the eye.

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