OLED vs LED Lighting

Jan 28, 15 OLED vs LED Lighting

Organic is a term often used to describe natural foods that are considered healthier for human and animal consumption. Not exactly the word you would think of to describe a form of lighting. However, organic LEDs (OLEDs) are a fairly new type of light source that is beginning to gather quite the shine in the lighting industry.  Growing in popularity as a more flexible source of light, how do OLEDs compare to LEDs, and is one form of light more superior than the other?

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Choosing a Motion Sensor for your Lights

Jan 23, 15 Choosing a Motion Sensor for your Lights

So, you’ve finally “seen the light” and realized that motion sensors are a good fit for your home. They are not only useful for detecting unwanted visitors, but they can also save you the trouble of turning lights on when your hands are full and avoid the costs of wasted energy when you forget to turn lights off (which, let’s be honest, happens more often than you’d like to admit). But with the variety of options available, how do you choose the right motion sensor for your lights?

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Beat the Winter Blues with Lighting

Nov 24, 14 Beat the Winter Blues with Lighting

With the fall season in full swing, and winter just on the horizon, the daylight hours are shorter, reducing the amount of sunlight we get daily.  This lack of natural lighting has the unintended effect of triggering seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in certain every fall and winter.  This seasonal depression can remove the joy from what should otherwise be great seasons.  Fortunately, if you suffer from SAD, adding more light to your life can work as a remedy.  You’ve probably seen advertisements for SAD lamps with full spectrum lighting, however, what makes them different from any other light bulb or lamp?

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Lighten Up: Improving the Environment One Turtle Lamp at a Time

Sep 24, 14 Lighten Up: Improving the Environment One Turtle Lamp at a Time

Imagine sitting in front of a plate of your favorite seafood meal; let’s say sauteed shrimp and crab with cream sauce over pasta. Sound good? Now imagine devouring every single scrumptious bite. Next, imagine never partaking in this meal again because it no longer exists.

It sounds a little farfetched, but this may be our reality in the not so far future. Unless you are a marine biologist or turtle enthusiast the importance of lighting technologies may not register. Our latest innovative lamp is certified by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and aids in creating a less unsettling environment for nesting and hatching sea turtles. But why does this matter?

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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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