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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.

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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By now, you have undoubtedly heard about LED lights and considered the benefits and implications they might have for your office or workplace. With the upfront costs and effort required to completely overhaul your current lighting situation, as a business manager or owner you might be asking yourself “what’s in it for me?” Replacing your office lighting with energy efficient LEDs offers many benefits to your business, including increased savings, superior light quality, and reduced environmental impact. Let’s take a closer look: Savings Often, businesses are hesitant to invest in new technology, especially when their current solution is working for

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Carbon filament bulbs have a loosely coiled filament that offers a unique, vintage look that is ideal for exposed-bulb fixtures. They’re a popular lighting design choice for both home and commercial use – check out our Design Trends post to find out why. If you love the antique look of an Edison bulb but worry about electricity usage, we’ve got good news. LED technology has advanced so far that you can now have the unique vintage style and warm glow of carbon filament bulbs without the cost of operating a traditional incandescent bulb. Let’s take a closer look. An Illuminating

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