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Bright Ideas Blog

Looking for illuminating lighting ideas for your home or office? The Bright Ideas blog by The Lightbulb Co. is your resource for all things lighting, from making the switch to LED bulbs to home decor and lighting design inspiration! For more information on selecting and purchasing the right light bulb, read our light bulb buying guides and check out our helpful tools and resources.

how to light outdoor space garden yard patio
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As we move from spring to summer, everyone is looking for ways enjoy the warm weather. The days may be getting longer, but you can extend your time outside even more with an impeccably illuminated garden. Whether it’s for entertaining, safety, aesthetics, or something else, outdoor lighting is a vital part of your home. There are several key factors to consider, as well as some important details to iron out, when creating the perfect mix of outdoor lighting, including: Let’s take a look at some of the most important aspects of outdoor illumination: Safety First With outdoor lighting, you run

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8 ways to use holiday fairy string lights all year round
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The allure of holiday lights is undeniable. With a soft, low light and a look that’s reminiscent of stars and candlelight, fairy lights are an easy way to create an enchanting environment in any space. The festive season may be (long) over, but if you’re finding it hard to part ways with your fairy lights, here are some creative ways you can keep them up all year without drawing the ire of your neighbours: 1. Enchanted Garden Now that the weather is warming, you can make evenings in your garden more pleasant by lending it some ambience with fairy lights.

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4 secrets well-lit room lighting zones source bulb type lightbulb
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There are a lot of factors that go into creating a well-lit room, but if you’re not well-versed in lighting, creating an attractive and functional space can be a little mystifying. If you can tell that something is missing but can’t quite put your finger on it, we can shine some light on the secrets that can help you make every room in your home well-lit: The function of the room Lighting zones Light sources Dimmable lights Let’s get started. 1. Room Function How you intend to use a room is one of the most important things to consider when

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how the right lighting can save you money
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If you haven’t shopped for new light bulbs in a while, you might not be familiar with the advances that have been made in lighting technology and how they can benefit you – and your bottom line. On average, lighting accounts for 18% of household expenses, so finding the right lighting solution for your home or office can have a significant impact on your finances. Whether you’re replacing a blown bulb or upgrading to energy efficient lighting, there are a couple of things that you need to look for in a new bulb: Efficiency Lifespan Heat output There are also

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what you need to know about under cabinet lighting
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Under cabinet lighting can take your home’s lighting design from simple to striking. It adds another layer of light to your space by creating visual interest and lending ambience, and it can also make it easier to work by acting as task lighting. Before you invest in under cabinet lighting, there are some questions you should ask yourself while you’re making your plans: What is your main goal for this room? Do you want task lighting, ambient lighting, accent lighting, or a combination? Do you have your answers in mind? Good! Here are a few things you should consider before

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