5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Lighting a Room

Nov 14, 14 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Lighting a Room

Every room is different, so devising a unique lighting plan for each one is essential. Bathrooms have different lighting requirements than kitchens, which have still different requirements than living rooms or bedrooms. Moreover, certain fixtures or bulbs are more prominent in some rooms than in others, and sometimes the warm/cool tones or angles of your lights will vary by room as well. To create a lighting scheme best suited to your room, you must start by evaluating your space and lighting needs. Asking yourself these five essential questions will help you make smarter choices when updating your lights.

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How to Upgrade Your Home to LED Lighting

Nov 10, 14 How to Upgrade Your Home to LED Lighting

It’s finally time.  After weeks of thinking it over, you’ve decided to switch from incandescent to LED lighting for your home.  You want to save on your electric bills and get more out of your hard-earned paycheck, but even with newer and cheaper LEDs, they are still more expensive than incandescent bulbs.  How can you be sure you’re getting the best in upgrade costs?  I recently went through my own home and replaced all of the lights (minus the fridge light) with LEDs and it has been well worth it.  Let’s take a look at where to start and how to finally make the switch to LED lighting. 

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LED Strip Light Guide: Installation

Oct 31, 14 LED Strip Light Guide: Installation

So you’ve already read Part 1: Purchasing Considerations of our LED strip light guide. Or maybe you already knew what you needed to buy. Nonetheless, you’re ready to set up your LED strip light with Part 2: Installation. So let’s get started!

As you probably already know, LED strip light is ideal for creating beautiful backlight accents and other artistic lighting effects. However, strip light is a bit more complicated to set up than regular light bulbs, requiring an array of unfamiliar parts. While setting up tape light may seem overwhelming at first, it’s actually quite simple once you understand all its components and their functions. Luckily, we’re here to break it down. Using the checklist below, you will be able to properly install your LED lighting arrangement, problem-free.

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Lighting Tips for Home Photography

Oct 27, 14 Lighting Tips for Home Photography

Photography is a very difficult and competitive field, but it’s possible to improve your own home pictures with a little training and some clever lighting techniques.  “A trick of the light” is more than just an excuse; proper application of soft light, hard light, shadows, and positions can bring your home photography to life.  Be warned, once you improve your own pictures, you’ll be handed the camera at every event with friends and family.

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Lighting Artist Spotlight: Jen Lewin

Sep 19, 14 Lighting Artist Spotlight: Jen Lewin

We at 1000Bulbs.com are excited to announce the launch of our new Lighting Artist Spotlight series! Starting off our string of interviews with lighting virtuosos from this side of the globe to the next is our discussion with lighting sculptor, Jen Lewin. When we first contacted Lewin, we were flattered to hear that she had actually created one of her amazing light sculptures using bulbs from our site. Of course, we just had to know more.

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