Jul 28, 14
Internet lighting retailer 1000Bulbs.com will be celebrating the launch of its own line of 60-watt equal LED light bulbs at the groundbreaking price of only $5.99. Up until now, the industry-wide average price for a 60-watt replacement LED light bulb has been just under $10, making this price the new low by a substantial margin. As 60-watt incandescent bulbs are a popular wattage for many household bulbs, the introduction of this LED replacement puts 1000Bulbs.com at the head of the race for making energy-efficient LEDs more affordable for household use.
Jul 07, 14
This past January, EISA brought us the final phase out of 60-watt incandescent bulbs. But two years ago, the phase out program removed some halogen PAR lamps, T12 linear fluorescent lamps, as well as some less popular 2-ft. and 4-ft. T8s. The T8 700 series fluorescent lamps were just shy of the chopping block on the previous phase out, but were given a two-year extension. On July 14th, 2014, all T8 700 series fluorescent lamps will fail to meet the new minimum energy ratings and will no longer be produced. The new ratings increased the minimum allowable values for lumen efficacy (lumens-per-watt), wattage, and minimum color rendering for each lamp. The 700 series of fluorescent T8s has terrible color rendering (averaging in the low 70s) while the newer 800 and 900 series of lamps deliver more vibrant color saturation at CRI levels of 80-85.
Jul 03, 14
Have you ever found yourself turning on an extra lamp in a once adequately bright room? That’s a sure sign of dusty and neglected light bulbs. While cleaning your light bulbs might not exactly be at the top of your priority list, doing so is an easy way to enhance your lighting without purchasing new bulbs. Cleaning your bulbs can make your room up to 20% brighter – that’s 20% more illumination for the same amount of energy. Since cleaning your fixtures as well will only further freshen up your home, here are some effective ways to tidy up your light bulbs, light fixtures, and lampshades.
Jun 09, 14
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.
May 12, 14
Over the last couple of years, government regulations affecting standards of energy efficiency have started to have an impact on what type of light bulbs can continue to be manufactured. Having just completed the final phase-out of general service incandescent light bulbs between 40 and 100 watts in January of 2014, the EISA light bulb ban has left some wondering what they will do when banned incandescent bulbs finally disappear from the shelves. While there’s always the option of buying “rough service” incandescent bulbs (currently exempt from the light bulb ban) some of you may also be thinking about making the switch to an alternative, more efficient light bulb. If you are, you have three options: halogen, compact fluorescent, and LED (light emitting diode). Now that there are more options for replacing the bulbs in your table lamps and household light fixtures than ever before, the task can be a little daunting. In an effort to make your decision easier, this guide to your three replacement options weighs the pros and cons of each light source so you don’t have to.