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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.

step by step guide outdoor holiday lights
Bright Ideas

As the darkest day of the year approaches (the winter solstice, not Christmas for all you Grinches out there), it never hurts to add a little more light to your home. Festive holiday lights can help brighten your mood and get you in the spirit of the season. Setting up outdoor lights can sometimes be a bit of a hassle, but we’re here to help make the process as smooth as possible. 1. Pick Your Lights There are several different types of lights you can utilize in your outdoor decorations. It’s important to make sure that the lights you choose

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Bright Ideas

Light is integral to human life. Our exposure to natural and unnatural sources of light significantly influences our daily lives and our overall health, including our emotions, productivity, sleep patterns, sight, and even the choices we make. We know it’s important, but why exactly does light have such a huge impact on us? Let’s find out. The Impact of Illumination Our circadian rhythms, or internal body clocks, are directed by light. Light signals to our bodies and brains when it’s time for us to wake up, when we should feel alert or tired, and when it’s time for bed. As

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how to reduce commercial energy consumption with efficient lighting
Bright Ideas

Operating a business is expensive, especially overhead expenses like rent, repairs, and utilities. Thankfully, there are ways to cut back. Most commercial buildings waste an average of 30% of the energy they use, which makes reducing your energy consumption one of the most effective ways to lower your business’s operating costs (and its impact on the environment). There are several fronts you can tackle this from, starting with lighting. Let’s take a closer look: Bright Ideas Adjusting your company’s lighting design is one of the easier ways to improve your bottom line and reduce energy consumption. There are a few

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ultimate guide led lights
Bright IdeasLED Bulbs

LED there be light! LEDs offer the same brightness and range of colour temperatures as traditional incandescent bulbs, but they last up to 50 times longer and use up to 90% less energy, making them the most efficient way to illuminate your home or business. Whether you’re thinking about making the switch to energy efficient lighting, are looking for ways to reduce energy costs, or want to upgrade your current lighting design, our newly updated Ultimate Guide to LED Lights will answer any of LED-related questions. Take a look:

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what to do if you don't have a lot of natural light
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Have you moved into your new flat only to find it’s darker and dingier than you remember? Or maybe you’ve simply grown tired of the lack of natural light in your current home? Either way, a lack of natural light can impact your productivity, your health and well-being, and even your energy use. Not having enough windows can be a big problem when it comes to letting the light in, but a lack of windows isn’t the only thing that makes a space dark. Paint color, curtains, decor, and bad lighting are all contributing factors that can be easily fixed.

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