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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.

how to properly light bedroom
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Given that the average person will sleep for roughly one third of their life, your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. It’s a respite for you to relax in, and it deserves more than a little of your attention when it comes to lighting design. Since light is one of the driving forces behind our circadian rhythms (our daily cycle of sleep and wakefulness), properly managing it in the space where you rest your head is all the more important. Here’s how you can ensure a properly-lit bedroom: Lighting Zones While it’s generally not recommended

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quick guide switching energy efficient office lighting leds
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Change can be difficult, especially on a large scale and when you’re embracing a new technology you might be unfamiliar with. We’re here to help! We’ve already looked at why your office should make the switch to LEDs, and now we’re going to help you figure out exactly how your office can make the switch to energy efficient office lighting. A Brief Overview of the Benefits of Switching to LEDs You may already be aware of all the benefits upgrading to LEDs can offer your office, but let’s take a quick look at the most important advantages in case you

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light bulb comparison guide
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There’s never been more energy-efficient ways to light your home or business, but it can be difficult to keep up as the technology continues improving and older products are phased out. With that in mind, we’ve created a guide comparing the most commonly used bulbs. Let’s start with a brief overview of the three main options: Incandescent and halogen bulbs Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) Light emitting diodes (LEDs) Incandescent & Halogen Incandescent Incandescents are the most recognizable and most prevalent light bulbs, and are the type you probably had in your home growing up. They’re called “incandescent” because they use

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how to light outdoor space garden yard patio
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As we move from spring to summer, everyone is looking for ways enjoy the warm weather. The days may be getting longer, but you can extend your time outside even more with an impeccably illuminated garden. Whether it’s for entertaining, safety, aesthetics, or something else, outdoor lighting is a vital part of your home. There are several key factors to consider, as well as some important details to iron out, when creating the perfect mix of outdoor lighting, including: Let’s take a look at some of the most important aspects of outdoor illumination: Safety First With outdoor lighting, you run

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8 ways to use holiday fairy string lights all year round
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The allure of holiday lights is undeniable. With a soft, low light and a look that’s reminiscent of stars and candlelight, fairy lights are an easy way to create an enchanting environment in any space. The festive season may be (long) over, but if you’re finding it hard to part ways with your fairy lights, here are some creative ways you can keep them up all year without drawing the ire of your neighbours: 1. Enchanted Garden Now that the weather is warming, you can make evenings in your garden more pleasant by lending it some ambience with fairy lights.

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