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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.

holiday lighting spotlight led rope lights
Bright Ideas

Its official astronomical start date may not be until December 21, but wintry weather is already upon us, and with it, the holiday season. The days may be at their shortest and darkest, but there are lots of festive ways to introduce more light into your home. If you’ve delayed decking the halls and facade of your home until now—delay no longer. There are several styles of energy-efficient holiday lighting you can use to illuminate both in- and outside of your house or flat in creative ways, including rope lights. Rope Lights Rope lights are a versatile lighting option that

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brighten up home this winter oakfurnitureland
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The temperature is dropping, the days are getting shorter, and spending time outdoors is becoming less appealing. There’s no doubt about it—winter is here. We teamed up with Oak Furnitureland to share some of our most illuminating tips for how you can use lighting and home decor to brighten up your home this winter. Get our tips for: Featured Image Credit: Robert Smith, 2018.  Sarah LevisonSarah 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

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how lighting needs to change as we age
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As we age, our bodies change and so do our physical needs. You may find new aches and pains, fine lines and wrinkles, or changes to your hearing and vision. The older we get, the more pronounced these changes become—small print might be harder to read and light may produce more glare than it used to—but the good news is that by adjusting our lighting, we can make things more comfortable for older generations and ourselves. How the eye changes By the time you enter your 40s, your eyes and eyesight have begun to deteriorate. You may not instantly notice

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10 creative home lighting ideas led strips
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Gone are the days of expensive and slow-to-warm-up cold white LED bulbs. The variety and selection of LEDs available today opens up a lot of creative options for illuminating your home. These highly efficient lamps now come in a wide range of colours, lumen levels, and shapes, including low-profile, flexible strips that are perfect for adding unique ambience to any space. LED strips are incredibly versatile and customizable, and they easily fit in all manner of places thanks to their adhesive backing or clips—as long as they are within reach of an electrical outlet and a surface they can attach

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office lighting ideas layering light commercial
Bright Ideas

When lighting an office, it’s really easy to get caught up on one facet and overlook the other vital aspects of good lighting design. With office lighting, it’s especially important to create balance between form and function. Your goal should be to create a space that is safe and comfortable to work in—ergonomics always should take priority over aesthetics—but that doesn’t mean you need to do away with decoration and style entirely. Instead, you can use the technique of layering light to incorporate both aspects into your office lighting plan. What is layering light? When lighting experts discuss layering light,

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