Nov 29, 13
If you’re an avid participant in the madness that is Black Friday shopping, then you know how much of a nightmare it can be; the long lines, the ruthless shoppers – it can be a draining experience. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials on everything from light bulbs to Christmas decorations, 1000Bulbs.com has a little something for everyone – and you won’t even have to leave the house! Highlighted below are only a few of these great deals that are going on now and will extend through Cyber Monday, December 2, 2013.
ETi 5W – 35W Equal A19 LED – $2.99
For those of you that are currently making the switch to more energy-efficient lighting, you know how difficult it can be to find quality LED lighting at an affordable price. This ETi 5-watt A19 LED bulb will give you just that. Using only 5 watts, this bulb produces a warm white light and is an energy-efficient alternative to standard 35-watt incandescent bulbs. Featuring a standard A19 shape, this bulb will easily replace incandescent bulbs in fixtures like table lamps and hanging pendants. Because it produces the same wattage as an incandescent using less energy, the ETi LED will also save you money on energy costs. Now that’s a pretty great Christmas gift.
25% Off Holiday LED Wax Candles – Starting at $6.90
Part of decorating for the holidays is all about creating the right atmosphere. For some people, a component to creating that cozy Christmas feeling is having holiday candles everywhere from fireplace mantles to dining room tables. To give your home the same warm glow without the potential fire hazard, flameless LED wax candles will work just as well. Starting at only $6.90, these battery-powered holiday candles feature a soft glow flicker flame and a convenient timer option. Receive 25 percent off when you enter the coupon code “CANDLE25” at checkout.
6 ft. Pre-lit Christmas Tree with 200 Clear Lights – $39.95
If you’re looking to snag a great deal on a new Christmas tree this year, you’re in luck. This Barcana 6 ft. Timberline Pine Christmas tree eliminates the hassle of wrapping and unwrapping light strings. Constructed of classic PVC tips, this tree is incredibly easy to store and will last you many holiday seasons to come. Originally sold for the retail price of $149.99, you can get this tree while supplies last for only $39.95.
30% Off All Halogen Automotive Headlights – Starting at $3.63
Having replacement headlight lamps on hand is always a good idea, especially during the winter months. Driving through snow (or any kind of weather for that matter) without rear or front-facing headlights is never a good idea. Starting at just $3.63, all halogen headlights at 1000Bulbs.com are 30 percent off their original price using the coupon code “HEADLIGHTS”. By entering the make, model, and year of your car, our new Bulb Finder will help you find the perfect light for your automobile.
For a full list of our Black Friday items, visit www.1000bulbs.com/blackfriday. Have any more questions about our products? Give us a shout in the comments below or you can contact us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.
Oct 04, 13
Crisp autumn air and changing leaves can only mean that Halloween is quickly approaching. Before you know it, all of your neighbors will have set up their impressive graveyard displays accompanied by a full-blown light show. You don’t have to take it quite that far, but a few lights here and there from our Halloween lighting section could make all the difference! So, take a break from constructing that super cool Halloween costume you’ve been planning for months and read some of these simple tips on how to turn your humble abode into a festive All Hallow’s Eve dwelling.
What is it about haunted houses that make them so scary? Sure, the demented clowns and large men in masks running after you with a chainsaw are a big factor, but the abundance of black lighting sets the perfect creepy mood. Replace indoor or outdoor lighting with black lights to make your visitor’s costumes glow. Swapping out your existing bulbs with colored red, green, or orange bulbs will also work just as well.
DIY Ghost Yard Decoration
We agree that decking out your yard with fake tombstones and other elaborate decorations can cost a pretty penny. Save yourself some cash and take the ever-popular DIY route. In a previous blog post, we guided you through the quick and easy steps of making a DIY Halloween ghost yard decoration using only a tomato cage, fabric, paint, and lights (preferably ones with the ability to flash).
If you want a decorating activity that the whole family can participate in, try some of these kid-friendly DIY activities for Halloween: Snap an 8-12 hour green glow stick, insert it into a white balloon and inflate. Once it’s tied and closed, use a black Sharpie to draw anything from black cats to ghostly faces. Once you’ve made as many as you want, use transparent tape to stick the balloons to a wall and dim the lights. Or save and clean out old milk cartons and fill them with battery-operated Christmas lights. Using a black Sharpie, draw ghoulish faces to create glowing ghosts that will be a charming decoration, both inside and outside of your home.
LED String Lights
As explained above, Christmas lights aren’t just for, well, Christmas. They can be used for a multitude of holidays and special occasions, including Halloween. Orange and purple LED string lights are ideal for wrapping around a black decorative wreath or framing a door or spider web-covered window to create a colorful and inviting display for trick-or-treaters. Rope light in hues of green, orange, and purple will also create a spooky atmosphere during a costume party or lining the railings of your porch.
If you have questions about any of our Halloween lighting products, leave us a comment. Or, share pictures of your spooky decorations with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Google Plus!
Sep 20, 13
While decorating with Christmas lights can be fun, the limitations caused by a far-away power outlet can be a hassle. Instead of getting tangled up in clunky extension cords, switch out some of your plug-in string lights with battery-operated Christmas lights. With the installation of a few batteries and the flip of a switch, these handy lights will allow you to add festive illumination to areas in your home without a power source. Here at 1000Bulbs.com, we have a great selection of indoor and outdoor battery-operated Christmas lights that give you the freedom to decorate without worrying about the location of the nearest outlet.
InvisiLite LED Light Strings
One of the best things about battery-powered light strings is that they allow you to isolate your decorating to smaller projects and areas of the home. Powered by only a discrete battery pack, indoor/outdoor wide angle mini LEDs are perfect for decorating wreaths, centerpieces, and fireplace mantles. For wiring that is a little less noticeable, these InvisiLite LED lights feature 360-degree illumination embedded in flexible, ultra-thin wiring. Cool to the touch, LED string lights work well against synthetic fabrics and greenery.
LED Mini String Lights
In case you didn’t already know, LED light bulbs have been proven to consume far less energy than standard incandescent bulbs, including Christmas lights. Battery-powered LED string lights consume less battery power and have a much longer life than traditional incandescent Christmas lights. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it can cost you up to twice as much to run incandescent mini lights as it would to run LED mini lights 12 hours a day for 40 days. Not only are LED lights safer due to their cooler temperature, but they are made from sturdy, epoxy lenses instead of glass, making them much more resistant to breakage.
5 Star LED Path Markers
Outdoor Christmas lighting can be even more of an inconvenience when it comes to finding a power source. Featuring a built-in controller, these outdoor battery-operated LED path markers will provide a safe and brightly-lit pathway for you and your guests. Sold in a set of five, the path markers automatically cycle through light-show functions and change colors as they fade, chase, or twinkle. For a glimpse at how these path markers work, click here. If you have any questions about our battery-powered Christmas lights, leave us a comment. Or, if you have any pictures of your Christmas decorations, share your pictures with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Google Plus!
Jul 12, 13
As decorative lighting is part of our overall home decor, it is important to make sure we have the best bulbs in our fixtures. Here are the top ten decorative light bulbs on our site, each with their own characteristics that make them great.
Gold Swirl B11 Antique Bulb
This B11 gold swirl antique light bulb creates a warm glow, reminiscent of 20th century lighting. It is made of gold frosted amber glass with a hand-wound tungsten filament inside of it, magnifying its vintage appeal. The intricate design of the lamp allows the bulb to be shown, adding distinction to your decorative light fixtures. Because it operates at 20 watts, this antique bulb creates a soothing light, ideal for night time lighting!
Golden Smoke Flame CA11 Antique Bulb
Bring a rich ambiance to your interior design with the 12.5-watt CA11 golden smoke flame antique bulb! The decorative incandescent lamp is created from hand-blown amber glass and has a bent tip that sits on top of it, enhancing the lamp’s candle-like appearance. The candelabra base and gold frost finish make this bulb perfect for decorative chandeliers. For a romantic atmosphere, try this golden smoke vintage bulb!
Also available: 20-watt Golden Smoke Flame Antique Bulb
A Different Kind of White
Satco S3369 F15 Aurora Colored Glass
Satco S3369 F15 Aurora Colored Glass
With aurora colored glass, the Satco S3369 F15 bulb adds sparkle to your chandelier. The decorative incandescent lamp operates at 40 watts and is rated for an average of 1,500 hours. It features a medium (E26) base, offering you the freedom to use it in a variety of lighting applications. Give your chandelier the stunning touch it needs with this aurora-finished lamp!
Bulbrite 411006 S6 Silicone Tip
If you want something unique, try the Bulbrite 411006 S6 frosted silicone tip bulb! The bulb has a flame-like appearance, adding a dramatic effect to your hall lighting. It operates at 6 watts with a life expectancy of 1,500 hours. The silicone covering makes the bulb shatter-resistant, assuring the bulb’s durability. With a distinctive appearance, this candelabra lamp is perfect for your decorative lighting needs!
The Top LEDs
Archipelago Dimmable LED CA10 Decorative Torpedo
Archipelago Dimmable LED CA10 Decorative Torpedo
Starting at only $9.98, the 3-watt Archipelago decorative torpedo is an ideal choice for high chandeliers and sconces. The long life makes it perfect for hard to reach fixtures, as less maintenance is required. This driverless, bent tip LED bulb has a candelabra base and replaces a 25-watt incandescent lamp. Give your decorative lighting a longer life with this decorative LED torpedo bulb!
Archipelago Dimmable LED G16.5
If you prefer decorative globes to torpedo bulbs, try this Archipelago G16.5 LED globe! Perfect for indoor and outdoor use, the 3-watt globe has a 2700K color temperature and replaces a 25-watt incandescent. It has a long life of 50,000 hours and is CSA listed for use in wet locations (enclosed fixtures only). Whether it’s used in a hall chandelier or an outdoor lantern, this decorative globe is sure to give off a beautiful white light throughout its lifetime!
A Touch of Color
Bulbrite 410303 Clear CA5 with Flicker Flame
Bulbrite 410303 Clear CA5 with Flicker Flame
The Bulbrite 410303 CA5 flicker flame bulb imitates the flicker of a real flame. Operating at 130 volts, the decorative incandescent lamp has a rated life of 2,500 hours and features a candelabra base. The bulb can be used indoors or out, adding ambiance to your decorative lighting. For an authentic look in your sconce, lantern, or chandelier, try the Bulbrite flicker flame lamp!
Satco S3243 Petite CA5 Frost/Yellow Tip
Embellished with a yellow tip, the Satco S3243 petite CA5 frosted bulb is brings a splash of color to its surroundings. The bent tip bulb has a brass candelabra base and is rated for a 1,500 hour life. Add a colorful and nostalgic touch to your decor with this Satco yellow tip bulb!
For other colors, be sure to visit our colored decorative bulbs category!
TCP 10714C-51K Torpedo CFL
If CFL bulbs are your preferred choice for lighting, this TCP 10714C-51K torpedo CFL bulb is the way to go! Great for indoor and outdoor use, it operates at 14 watts and has an average life of 8,000 hours. The 5100K color temperature creates a bright, white light, equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent lamp. With a candelabra base, this lamp is perfect for chandeliers, lanterns, and more!
TCP 1G2004C Globe G20 CFL
TCP 1G2004C Globe G20 CFL
Part of the InstaBright family, the 4-watt TCP 1G2004C G20 CFL globe bulb is a wonderful replacement for 25-watt incandescent lamps. The 2700K bulb reaches full brightness faster than other CFLs, enhancing its overall performance. For a bright, energy efficient lighting option, choose the TCP CFL G20 globe!
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Jul 05, 13
In this edition of Light Post, we’ve collected some great lighting stories from around the world, from LEDs lowering suicide rates in South Korea, to fireworks safety tips to ensure a fun and safe Independence Day. So, post up in your favorite spot and enjoy Light Post.
Bridge Equipped with LED Lights and Sensors Lowers Suicide Rates
South Korea has seen their suicide rates double over the past decade, giving them the title of having one of the highest rates in the world. However, Cheil Worldwide has equipped the Mapo Bridge in Seoul, where dozens of South Koreans jump every year with 2,200 sensors and LEDs within the bridge railings. The sensors detect when someone comes close to the railing, and the lights flash messages of hope, such as “How have you been?” and “What is troubling you?” Are the lights and positive messages working? Cheil Worldwide reports that suicide rates on the bridge have declined by 77 percent.
Purses and Handbags with Built In Lights?
This one goes out to all the ladies out there: tired of digging around in your purse, never being able to find the things you need quickly? Wish you had a light at the bottom of your purse? Well, you’re in luck. Glass Handbag, who announced they’ll be opening a corporate office in New York City in August of 2013, sells luxury handbags and clutches that have built in lighting systems to combat this nuisance. Many of these battery operated lights are water resistant have long lives of 25,000 hours.
Audi Introduces Matrix LED Headlamps
The German manufacturer is once again changing the face of LED headlamps with the announcement of their Matrix LED headlamps. These revolutionary LEDs increase driving safety by utilizing a camera to adapt to oncoming traffic and road topography data supplied by a GPS system. By using the camera, the matrix becomes dimmer, or part of the matrix is extinguished, until the oncoming car passes. The system uses the on-board GPS to navigate corners and other road features. For example, as the car approaches a corner, the lights are moved in the direction of the curve, right before the driver turns the steering wheel. This new system will be installed on the A8 models to be released later this year.
Fireworks Safety Tips
It’s hard to believe it’s already time to break out the fireworks and celebrate the fourth of July with family and friends. We here at 1000Bulbs.com love a great fireworks show, but here’s some tips to ensure you’re holiday celebrations go on without a hitch.
- Before buying or using any fireworks, make sure they’re legal. Also, look into any burn bans that may be in effect.
- Never place any part of your body over the item you’re trying to light. Fuses may burn quicker than expected, and the results could be disastrous.
- Make sure that adults supervise firework activities, even sparklers. Sparklers burn at around 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, hot enough to melt some metals.
- Keep a bucket of water or a water hose handy in case of the unexpected. Fireworks may tip over during their display.
- If fireworks fail to light, don’t pick them up or try to relight them. Douse them (and all spent fireworks for that matter) with water.
- Finally, please don’t point fireworks of any kind of people. You’d be surprised how fast bottle rockets travel and how much they hurt.
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