Sarah Levison
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Sarah Levison

Sarah is a long-time employee of the Lightbulb Company, with a background in hospitality and a keen awareness of the important role lighting plays in our everyday lives. She has worn many hats at our company over the years, developing an extensive knowledge of lighting and the lighting industry. She is passionate about working with customers, understanding their needs, and providing them with the best possible solutions.

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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The kitchen is often the heart of a home. It’s not just where you come together to prepare and eat meals—it sometimes pulls double duty as a schoolwork station, or it can serve as a place to complete work projects or crafts. To accommodate all of these needs, your kitchen needs to have good, adaptable lighting. That means selecting the right lighting fixtures that both suit the space and provide the amount of light you need, where you need it. So, how do you choose the right kitchen light fixture(s)? Consider the kitchen When selecting a new lamp or lamps

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5 tips lighting small room space home decor interior design
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Bulky fixtures, scarce outlets, and a lack of ceiling and wall fixtures can hinder good lighting in any space, but they can make things especially tricky in a small room. Lighting is key to making a small space seem bigger than it is, as well as for creating a cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Shine some light into your cozy nooks, your vertically-challenged loft spaces, your tiny cubbyhole of a bed-, powder-, or living room with these tips: 1. Utilize low-profile wall and overhead fixtures In tight rooms, and especially those with low ceilings, limit your lamp selection to slim fixtures

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indoor grow lights
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On days when you can barely remember the sun, it can be hard to imagine your plants—indoor or out—ever achieving full bloom. Your outdoor plants may manage just fine with the diffused level of light they receive, especially in the summer, but sometimes indoor plants need a little more help to properly photosynthesize. Enter the grow light. If your indoor space lacks natural light, either in the winter or year-round, these specialty lamps or light bulbs can provide your indoor plants with the type of light they need to grow and thrive. How to tell if your plant isn’t getting

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everything you need to know about track lighting
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Track lighting is an incredibly versatile, flexible option for lighting your home, but it’s also the type of thing many people would call “practical”—with the heavy implication that it is decidedly un-fun and not sexy. Some even claim it makes them feel like they’ve stepped back into the 80s (which could actually be considered a good thing, depending on who you are.) But thanks to its flexibility and simplicity, track lighting is experiencing something of a renaissance. So, what do you need to know about this lighting staple? A brief history of track lighting Track lighting was designed by Anthony

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best outdoor light fixtures for your garden yard
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Spring is in the air and summer is not far behind, and for a place that only gets somewhere between 360-600 hours of sunshine in the warmest months (depending on where you’re located), we know how important good outdoor lighting is. Whether you’re trying to brighten up a gloomy day or extend your evenings in your garden, the type of light fixtures you select will have a huge impact on the look and feel of your outdoor space, as well as the impact you will have on your neighbours and nature. Knowing this, how do you ensure you make the

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Energy Efficient Lighting for Business Guide Government Tax Incentives Rebates
Energy Efficient Lighting for Businesses Guide

If you’re looking for help upgrading your business to energy efficient lighting, we’ve got good news for you—there are a number of government-funded energy efficiency incentives and LED light bulb rebates available to you. Finding the right government incentives for energy-saving technologies for your business is a daunting task. There’s a lot of information to read, a lot of products to sift through, and some confusing language to decipher if you aren’t well-versed in the terminology. Searching out reliefs, trusts, tax credits, or other funding that applies to your business—as well as the equipment that qualifies—may seem like more trouble

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energy efficient lighting for business smart lighting technology devices
Energy Efficient Lighting for Businesses Guide

Whether you’re building a new business from scratch or are integrating energy efficient bulbs into your current lighting design, upgrading your lighting presents a great opportunity to incorporate other smart devices that might benefit your business. Some companies are reluctant to embrace this new technology because they’re not sure how to use it or how it will fit into their current systems, but smart devices offer a lot of advantages. Smart lighting is the most obvious smart technology that can help reduce energy bills, and it’s one of the easiest to install, but it’s not the only smart device that

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energy efficient lighting business guide outdoor lighting
Energy Efficient Lighting for Businesses Guide

When making the switch to energy efficient lighting for your business, exterior lighting is just as important as your interior lighting design—especially if you are responsible for your own landscaping and outdoor lighting. A well-lit facade, garden, or car park signals to shoppers and the public that you care about the safety and security of your business, employees, and customers, as well as: By integrating energy efficient LEDs into your commercial outdoor lighting design, you can also achieve a greater degree of control over the appearance and impression your business gives. Let’s take a look at some of the considerations

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energy efficient lighting business guide retail office restaurant pub warehouse
Energy Efficient Lighting for Businesses Guide

Whether you’re opening an office or store in an already-built space, are renovating an existing space to suit your new venture, or you’re building from scratch, as a new business, you are in a prime position to start things off right and set your company up for big energy savings with LED lighting. Here’s how to get your business off to a good start with an energy efficient lighting design: Consult interior lighting design experts Early on in your quest for energy efficient lighting, you should consider consulting with lighting and interior design experts, especially if you are planning your

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