Dec 19, 14
Winter is a widely celebrated season, but unfortunately it can come at a high cost—literally. As anyone living in an area with chilly winters will know, when temperatures drop, electric bills begin to rise. While some would rather put up with a cooler home than pay the price for proper heating, others in more brutal climates may not be able to make this sacrifice. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to have your cake and eat it too. Here’s how to keep your home warm over the winter months without maxing out your electric bill.
Dec 03, 14
Since LED technology was introduced there have been plenty of innovative designs and transformations within the lighting industry. In 2014 we saw amazing advancements in LED technology and recognition. From a Nobel Prize to printable lights, it has been a year of progress for LEDs. In case you missed it, here are a few LED highlights from 2014.
Dec 02, 14
Internet lighting retailer 1000Bulbs.com is proud to be named the first authorized online-only store to carry Standard A-Type and Reflector LED light bulbs from Cree. Customers will now be able to shop Cree’s extensive line of LED products at 1000Bulbs.com, including their line of Cree® LED Bulbs as well as their assortment of commercial LED downlights and troffers.
Dec 01, 14
LED Christmas lights become more popular every year. They last longer and are less susceptible to vibrations or damage, but you may have noticed something odd (or had a friend who noticed) about the light given off by your new Christmas lights. The bulbs may seem to flicker while you stare at them. This is especially noticeable if the light string is moving in the breeze or on a display and can be very distracting or annoying. The cause of this flicker is in how the LED string is designed: Whether it uses full-wave or half-wave rectification.
Nov 21, 14
When 100W incandescent bulbs were banned nearly two years ago due to rising efficiency standards, many replacement LEDs rose to the task of providing the same level of brightness while using less power. But as we all know, not all LED bulbs are created equal. According to a recent review by CNET, GE’s new 100W Equal LED is one of the best of these replacements.