Green Creative Cloud LED Giveaway

Jan 28, 15 Green Creative Cloud LED Giveaway

1000Bulbs.com is proud to announce its “Cloud LED Giveaway” contest, set to begin today, January 28th and end at midnight on February 11th. Three winners will be chosen to win the brand new Green Creative Cloud BR30 LED Bulb. The BR30 Cloud features a new lightweight, environmentally friendly design and is one of the only BR30 replacement bulbs rated for use in totally enclosed spaces. It is also ENERGY STAR® certified and backed by a three year warranty.

 

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5 Common LED Questions

Jan 19, 15 5 Common LED Questions

We have posted many guides and FAQs for LED lights, but it’s difficult to cover everything in a single article.  LEDs are more complicated than any previous lamp, and it can take a while to learn everything about them.  Recently, I helped my Dad’s church move from the traditional incandescents their building had used for 100 years, to the LEDs in their new building.  They had several questions, such as cost and lifespan, with more adding on even after everything was installed.  So I’d like to pass these common questions, and their answers, on to you.

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Why Do My Lights Hum?

Jan 05, 15 Why Do My Lights Hum?

Maybe they just have a song in their wires?  In all seriousness, humming or buzzing in your lights can be maddening.  Whether it’s coming from incandescents, fluorescents, or LEDs, the problem usually stems from vibration caused by the voltage applied.  The vibration itself isn’t always the fault of the bulb either, other devices on the same electrical line can lead to noisy lines or noisy light bulbs too.  Usually, this hum is a fairly easy fix so long as you know what to look for, which is great since this is a common problem.

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The Evolution of The Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball

Dec 26, 14 The Evolution of The Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball

At 11:59 p.m. on December 31st, the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball will begin its descent as millions of viewers gather to celebrate the start of the New Year. Since its first drop in 1907, watching this gigantic glowing orb fall 141 feet during the countdown to midnight has become a worldwide tradition. But while you may have noticed some changes in its appearance over the years, do you know the history behind this ritual and how we went from a small iron ball to the tech-savvy LED ball we’ll be dropping at the start of 2015?

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What is Smart Lighting?

Dec 22, 14 What is Smart Lighting?

As we ride further into the future, everything is getting the adjective smart added to it.  We have smart watches, smart cars, smart houses, and smart alecks.  And now we have smart lighting for our smart homes which we can control from our smart phones.  The overuse of the term smarts almost as much as this pun.  But what makes a smart light bulb, and what goes into the lighting within a smart home?  The short answer is:  Lots of wireless connectivity and energy efficiency.  Let’s unpack the long answer.

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