10 LED Lighting Terms: Explained

Jul 21, 14 10 LED Lighting Terms: Explained

We’ve covered standard lighting terms before, but LEDs have a set of terms of their own.  The barrage of foreign jargon and acronyms on LED data sheets can leave a lot of people floundering between numbers and flashy buzz-words they aren’t used to.  So here’s a short list of 10 important industry terms and what they mean to help you make a more informed decision when you’re picking out your next LED light bulb.

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Advantages of LED Christmas Lights

Jul 11, 14 Advantages of LED Christmas Lights

With Christmas in July promotions in full swing, now is an opportune time to purchase LED Christmas lights. But why should you use LED Christmas lights as opposed to traditional lights? For starters, one of the best times to take advantage of LED savings is over the holidays. Leaving regular Christmas lights on for 10 hours a night over 2-3 months can cause your energy usage, and thus your electricity bill, to noticeably rise. However, LED Christmas lights demand far less electricity than incandescent lights—up to 33% less, according to Consumer Reports. But LED Christmas lights not only use less energy and cost less money; they also offer several other advantages over their incandescent predecessors. So let’s take a look at the reasons why you should upgrade your Christmas lights to LED this holiday season.

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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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An Explanation of CRI

Mar 28, 14 An Explanation of CRI

When you’re shopping for light bulbs, what are some of things you look for? The number of watts the bulb consumes? The initial lumen output? Most certainly the life hours, right? Well it’s time to add another one to the list: CRI. Never heard of it? Don’t fret; we’ll break it down for you!

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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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