Flickering Lights: When You Need to Worry

Aug 22, 14 Flickering Lights: When You Need to Worry

In previous blogs, we discussed possible causes for lighting problems such as unexpected dimming and repeatedly burned out bulbs. In this week’s blog, we’re going to talk about yet another common lighting problem: flickering. Sometimes flickering can be fun and decorative, such as in these flicker flame chandelier lights, but in most practical scenarios it is both unintended and undesirable. There are many reasons light bulbs flicker, and while flickering isn’t often a cause for alarm, it is always best to make sure it’s not part of a larger issue. Below, we discuss the most common reasons for flickering bulbs and which ones you need to be worried about.

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Back to School Giveaway

Aug 07, 14 Back to School Giveaway

1000Bulbs.com is proud to announce its “Back to School Giveaway” contest, set to begin today, August 7th and end at midnight on August 25th.  

 

We have over $250 worth of prizes we are giving away and you could be one of  nineteen lucky winners! 

 

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1000Bulbs.com Launches 60W Equal LED Light Bulb at Under $6

Jul 28, 14 1000Bulbs.com Launches 60W Equal LED Light Bulb at Under $6

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. 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.

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Light Bulb Ban: The Late Great T8 700 Series

Jul 07, 14 Light Bulb Ban: The Late Great T8 700 Series

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.

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How to Clean Your Light Bulbs and Fixtures

Jul 03, 14 How to Clean Your Light Bulbs and Fixtures

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.

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