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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.

Energy Efficient Lighting for Business Guide
Bright IdeasEnergy Efficient Lighting for Businesses Guide

Most commercial buildings waste an average of 30% of the energy they use. Whether you’re building a new business or are looking for ways to reduce your existing business’s energy consumption, installing or upgrading to energy efficient lighting and integrating other smart solutions is one of the most effective ways to lower your carbon footprint and your energy costs. LED lights offer a number of advantages for businesses, including: Businesses of all sizes in any industry can benefit from energy efficient lighting, including offices, retail stores, restaurants, and warehouses. These benefits are especially advantageous for businesses where lighting is used

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Outdoor Lighting Impact on Nature
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As the weather warms up and we dare to dream of spending time outdoors again, our thoughts naturally turn to our gardens and other outdoor spaces, and we begin to make plans. Whether you’re fantasizing about lazy afternoons lounging in the sun or weekend cookouts that will make you the envy of your cul-de-sac, your plans for your outdoor space may include updated lighting that will allow you to linger a bit longer after the sun sets. Whether or not you intend it to, that artificial lighting can have an impact on the wildlife in your yard. When you decide

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weee directive waste electric electronic equpiment
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As a resident of the UK, you are likely familiar with WEEE regulations, either by name, by the small symbols this legislation requires on all electrical and electronic equipment packaging, or by the changes it made to the requirements for the safe and proper disposal of electrical equipment. But you may still be wondering—what exactly is WEEE, and how does it impact you as a consumer? What is WEEE? WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. This includes: In other words: WEEE includes all electrical or electronic things that are destined to end up in the bin and, as

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are led lights safe dangers light pollution eye strain
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LEDs have been on the forefront of lighting technology for some time now. As with all hot new products, there is bound to be some questions about how good they really are, their unexpected downsides, and eventually, negative press. While LEDs are more often than not praised for their energy efficiency, lately there has been some buzz about their reported drawbacks, such as: In this post, we’ll take a look at whether these claims have any credibility, whether or not LEDs actually are dangerous, and what can be done to mitigate any dangers LEDs might pose. 1. Headaches and other

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does your business need a lighting designer?
Bright Ideas

Electrical lighting has come a long way since its inception, and it is changing and innovating at a faster pace than ever before. Things have gotten a little more complicated than simply deciding between a 40 and 60 watt bulb—there’s a greater variety of products available and more information you need to know to find the right look to suit your needs, especially when it comes to lighting a business. As lighting technology has improved and increased its presence in our daily lives, so has the demand for lighting experts. While lighting may seem straightforward—install some fixtures or lamps, pop

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