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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.

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
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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