What Exactly Do UL Ratings Mean?

Nov 19, 14 What Exactly Do UL Ratings Mean?

Purchasing lights for your home or business does not have to be a complicated task, but it does require a little education. Have you ever noticed the UL Rating on a bulb and thought, “What does this even mean?” UL Ratings or Underwriters Laboratories Ratings, actually play a major role in how consumers should choose their light sources. The ratings help distinguish if your lamp can be used in dry, damp or wet locations. This is pretty vital information, as you wouldn’t want to make the mistake of placing a dry-rated lamp in a wet location. Here is a breakdown of UL Ratings and the best applications for various forms of lighting.

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Creating a Lovely Winter Wonderland

Oct 30, 14 Creating a Lovely Winter Wonderland

It’s almost time to break out the wool coats and open up the fireplace again. Winter is a wonderful time of year filled with fun holidays, family gatherings, gorgeous decorations and all the turkey you could ever eat. During these chilly times it’s important to keep your home feeling warm and looking beautiful on the inside and out. Here are a few lighting tips to create your very own winter wonderland.

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1000Bulbs.com Now Offers Direct Plug-In T8 LED Light Bulbs

Oct 29, 14 1000Bulbs.com Now Offers Direct Plug-In T8 LED Light Bulbs

Great news for those looking to upgrade their T8 fluorescent tubes to LED—1000Bulbs.com now offers direct plug-inT8 LED Light Bulbs. These direct plug-in lamps are easy to install into existing lampholders, requiring no electrical rewiring and no need to change the ballast. Simply swap out your old fluorescent tubes with these ballast-compatible LED versions.

Our direct plug-in T8 LED lamps are compatible with ballasts that are instant, programmed, or magnetic start. They use half the energy of their fluorescent counterparts, last twice as long, and are more durable. They have instant-on operation without flickering, and meet UL and DLC standards. These features make direct plug-in T8 LED light bulbs the superior choice for commercial and residential lighting.

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Fluorescent Lights and Headaches

Oct 22, 14 Fluorescent Lights and Headaches

Thrashing pain meets you at the forefront of your temples, and suddenly it feels like someone has continually slammed your head against concrete. It’s a migraine and the culprit can sometimes be fluorescent lighting. But what can you do? Your office is filled with fluorescent lights and that old computer you use at home isn’t helping the situation. Luckily, there are solutions to your problem, but first, let’s figure out what’s really going on with that head of yours.

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The Importance of Restaurant Lighting

Oct 15, 14 The Importance of Restaurant Lighting

After a long work week, you’re ready to visit your favorite, cozy and quaint restaurant. The service is pretty good, and the food is exceptional, but your attraction to this place has more to do with the ambiance. After an hour or so here, you completely forget about that stressful thing called a job. With a “switch” in settings, the weekend has officially begun.

Whether you’re going for a casual dinner or a more upscale meal, proper lighting plays a major role in your dining experience.  The lighting in a restaurant affects many elements, including food presentation, mood lighting and overall gratification. 

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