Upgrade Your Car Lights for Maximum Safety

Sep 15, 14 Upgrade Your Car Lights for Maximum Safety

Every consumer car, truck, or van comes with lights pre-installed.  Without lights, night driving would be practically impossible and bad-weather traffic would be extremely dangerous.  The stock lighting kit that comes with your car is often incomplete, arriving with just enough lights to meet government specifications.  Yet lighting almost always takes a back seat to other things, your sound system for instance, when it comes time for upgrades.  But why upgrade lights if they haven’t burned out yet?  Well it’s more than just upgrading headlights.  A car with a full light kit includes additional lights such as fog lamps, driver lights, and parking lights.

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Jun 09, 14 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is only a week away, and you know what that means: it’s time to scramble to get those last-minute gifts if you haven’t already. We know that not all dads are electricians or lighting designers that would appreciate the gift of brand new LED lighting or electrical wire. So, we’ve put together a list of gifts that 1000Bulbs.com has to offer that will appeal to those of you looking for something that you know the father in our life will love.

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How to Prevent Plant Disease and Pests

Mar 07, 14 How to Prevent Plant Disease and Pests

Your plants face multiple problems on a regular basis: too much water, not enough water, too much sunlight, not enough sunlight, etc. Besides the usual difficulties, there are also pests and diseases to contend with, both of which can greatly hamper your plants’ productivity and even kill them. Fortunately, there are a few ways to protect your plants, which we’ve gathered below.

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DIY LED Flower Arrangement

Feb 11, 14 DIY LED Flower Arrangement

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s hard not to think about flowers, ribbons, and fun DIY projects. That’s why we’ve combined all three in this simple, fun tutorial on how to make a beautiful LED Flower Arrangement. Ideal for date nights, weddings, and Sunday crafternoons, this light-up floral arrangement is sure to put a smile on any loved one’s face.

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What are the Different Types of Christmas Trees?

Oct 25, 13 What are the Different Types of Christmas Trees?

 

Perhaps your tree is looking a lot like the one from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Maybe you’re tired of lugging in that live tree year after year and tired of constantly sweeping up pine needles. Maybe you’re tired of refilling the water when your cats decide the Christmas tree’s water is better than their actual water.  Whatever the reason, we’ve got all types of artificial Christmas trees that are sure to make spirits bright for many holidays to come.

Unlit and Pre-lit Christmas Trees: These types of trees are the staple of Christmas decorating, and offered in many different sizes, diameters, and variations.  Worried about an unevenly lit tree? Then check out our wide selection of pre-lit Christmas trees. Since pre-lit trees come with either warm white or multi-color lights, they don’t really give you the option to switch up the lights year to year. If you’re looking for that freedom, then look into our unlit Christmas trees.

Barcana Flocked Silver Tip 81-204-080-01

Barcana 81-204-080-01

Flocked and Frosted Christmas Trees: For those of you with mild winters, you know that snow is a rare occurrence. With that in mind, create your own white Christmas with our flocked and frosted trees. The branches of these trees are frosted and covered in “snow”, giving the trees a wintery look just like the outdoors. Coming in unlit and pre-lit options, these trees will bring that special Christmas feel to your home year after year.

Upside Down Christmas Trees: Yes, we have upside down Christmas trees. Just like the name suggests, these trees are, well, upside down, and come in a few different varieties. From chandelier trees to  corner quarter trees, if you’re looking for a new spin on Christmas, these trees give you just that.

Sterling 6015-75BL

Sterling 6015-75BL

Palm and Tinsel Christmas Trees: These Christmas trees take “untraditional” to a whole new level. Feel like having a tropical holiday? Our pre-lit palm Christmas trees are sure to add island flair. While our palm Christmas trees will transform your living room into an island escape, our pre-lit tinsel trees will give you a more flamboyant Christmas. Made from the same material as PVC tinsel, we’ve got the colors you need for your holiday décor.

Half and Quarter Christmas Trees: Tight on space? Is accidentally knocking off ornaments from your Christmas tree getting old? Then our half trees may just be for you. Never heard of a half tree before? It’s designed to save space by lining up flush against the wall, while still giving you a tree to decorate and enjoy. The same applies for our corner trees. These tress specifically fit in the corner of a room, giving you more operating space, but still giving you a Christmas tree to enjoy.

 

What kind of tree are you planning to use this holiday season? Tell us in the comments below, or drop us a line on Twitter, Facebook, or Google Plus!

 

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Antique Home Lighting Guide

Aug 30, 13 Antique Home Lighting Guide

Within the confines of the 1000Bulbs.com website exist a little over 34,000 products, and of those 34,000 products are our antique bulbs. These bulbs are great replications of the bulbs used in the 19th and 20th century. We’ve put together a few of our antique bulbs that are sure to add a classic touch your home.

Edison Style: Looking for a bulb that’s true to Thomas Edison’s original bulb? Well, look no farther. The bulbs’ clear face further adds to the authenticity and warm tones, with the Tungsten filament clearly visible. The shape of these Edison style bulbs isn’t too far removed from the traditional A19 shape we have today, and they look great in antique pendant lights or in chandeliers, or in an antique lamp in study.

Antique Light Bulb Co. L4070

Antique Light Bulb Co. L4070

Decorative Chandelier: These decorative chandelier bulbs not only look just like those used in the early days, but some of these bulbs have a carbon filament inside them, reminiscent of some of the earliest bulbs produced. Providing a soft, warm glow you can’t get from a standard incandescent bulb, these bulbs are perfect in an entry way chandelier or in an antique wall sconce.

PLT T3018E26W-60W

PLT T3018E26W-60W

Tubular Antique Bulbs: Not that the previous types of bulbs haven’t been unique, but these tubular antique bulbs are really special. Coming with many different faces, from inside frost, to clear, to smoke, and each face gives each bulb its own unique feel. These bulbs can be used in many fixtures, from wall sconces to chandeliers, but are also great in movie theaters and themed restaurants.

Antique Light Bulb Co. L4080

Antique Light Bulb Co. L4080

Radio Style: These radio style bulbs recreate the vacuum tubes used in classic radios and mimic bulbs used in early 20th-century lighting. Available in carbon or tungsten filaments, these bulbs typically have a medium base, making them compatible with a number of fixtures and applications, ranging from pendant lights to themed restaurants.

Keep in mind, these antique bulbs aren’t designed for task lighting. Instead, they’re designed for creating, warm inviting tones, and to supplement existing light, not really for lighting your garage.

How are you going to use these antique bulbs? Share your pictures with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus!

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