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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.

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Proper lighting can have a significant impact on how you feel in a space, and each space may call for a variety of different lighting requirements. A good lighting setup combines different kinds of lighting to create a welcoming space where you can easily work or relax. There are three basic types of lighting you should layer in a room in order to accomplish this: Let’s take a better look at these different types: Ambient/General Lighting Ambient or general lighting is a necessary part of any good lighting plan because it provides an overall glow to a room. In addition

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7 ways to use edison bulbs home decor
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Unlike modern light bulbs, Edison bulbs, also referred to as carbon filament bulbs, antique filament bulbs, and squirrel cage bulbs, have a looser filament that is more visible and comes coiled in a variety of styles, which makes them ideal for displaying without a shade. With a vintage glow and a look that harkens back to the 1800s and, these bulbs are perfect for adding a touch of industrial chic and rustic style to any space. Let’s take a look at 7 ways you can use Edison bulbs in your lighting design and home decor: 1. Pendant Lamps Image Source:

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Since 1880, when Thomas Edison lit up Menlo Park for the first time with his incandescent lamps, electric lights have been lending a warm, welcome glow to dark winter nights. Over the years, technological improvements have been made to string lights, leading to more efficient bulbs and a wider variety of sizes and colour options for people to decorate their homes with. Here are 9 ways you can use fairy lights to decorate your home this holiday season: 1. Dress up your Mantle Spruce up this traditional holiday look by adding fairy lights to the winter greenery above your fireplace,

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Gone are the days of plain, utilitarian light bulbs! Carbon filament bulbs are ushering in a fashionable new era in home and commercial lighting design. Carbon filament bulbs, also known as antique filament bulbs, squirrel cage bulbs, or Edison bulbs (after their inventor) are bringing chic, vintage style back to lighting. Since the 1980s, these statement bulbs have experienced a regular resurgence in popularity every few years thanks to their industrial charm and warm, relaxing ambience.

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