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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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If you are feeling festive but are physically unable to decorate your home outdoors using traditional holiday lights—after all, even with the recent improvements they’ve made to string light sets, who wants to climb up a ladder to hang lights on the roof?—or are simply fed-up with hunting down and replacing burned out bulbs, there are some simple alternative decorating options to make your home look seasonally appropriate with half the effort. Here are 8 of our favourite easy alternatives: 1. A lighted wreath A Christmas classic, winter greenery such as wreaths have been adorning doors and walls for hundreds

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2019 holiday light giveaway
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The holiday season is here! To help you get into the spirit of the season, the Lightbulb Co. is sharing the cheer by giving away sets of holiday lights while stocks last. To enter to win a set for your home, head over to our Facebook page and tell us what part of your house is your favourite place to decorate. Share a photo of last year’s holiday decorations for an extra entry! Entries are unlimited. Giveaway runs till December 20, 2019. Winners will be announced on December 20, 2019. Read the full Terms and Conditions. Sarah LevisonSarah is a

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led edison bulbs vintage style energy efficiency
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LED filament light bulbs, which are built to look like traditional carbon filament or Edison light bulbs, have captured the attention of many people seeking a unique and stylish look for their exposed bulb pendants and lamps. These replica bulbs offer the same classic look of a traditional filament bulb, but provide greater energy savings. How exactly do LED filament bulbs manage to recreate the look of an incandescent filament using a light emitting diode, and how does it work? First, we need to look at what exactly LEDs are. What are LEDs? Traditional incandescent bulbs create light by generating

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Thriving Indoor Plant in Sunlight
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Whether you’re an autumn-lover or you’ve had a falling-out with fall, the days are getting shorter, which means it’s time to finish up your end-of-summer tasks and embrace the coming change of season. For some, this means putting away light linens and bringing out woollens and winter coats, for others this means getting out their S.A.D. lamps and starting up their waning-light routines, and for others still, this means putting their gardens to bed and maybe even setting up an indoor sanctuary for their beloved plants. For the serious gardener, there is often lots to do around the garden well

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colour rendering index
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While you may not be familiar with the term “Colour Rendering Index”, or CRI for short, you are almost certainly aware of its effect—a light that gives off a too-green, -yellow, or -blue tone, making objects under its glow appear the wrong colour. Who hasn’t been a victim of this terrible lighting in public restrooms, shops, offices, and classrooms? Early fluorescents, CFLs, and LEDs are often the culprit thanks to low CRI scores, but thankfully these highly efficient lights have improved, and they can now render crisp, accurate colours. You just need to select a bulb with the right rating

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