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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.

design trend pendant lighting home
Bright Ideas

Pendant lighting isn’t so much a lighting design trend as it is an enduring classic. The shifting popularity of various colours and materials may change the overall style, but thanks to its easy-to-update nature, pendant lighting remains a useful and versatile source of illumination in many homes. Let’s take a look closer look: Fixtures The overall silhouette of a pendant lamp remains largely unchanged despite other updates in style, so if it’s just the pendant you’re unhappy with, it’s easy to upgrade your current lamp with a new shade or cover. 2018 styles embrace an updated vintage look for pendant

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best practices lighting home office
Bright Ideas

With working remotely on the rise, home offices are becoming more common. Whether you work from home and your home office is your primary workspace or you use your home office for gaming or to take care of household chores, it’s important to light these spaces properly. While you want to create an atmosphere you feel comfortable in that fits the flow of your home, lighting in your home office should do more than simply illuminate the space. When done properly, office lighting can help: Improve your home office lighting with these tips: Light in Layers To illuminate your home

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how to measure light bulbs
Bright Ideas

Measuring your light bulbs is a simple process, and it’s one that’s important if you’re trying to replace a bulb and have lost the original packaging or are in the process of upgrading to energy efficient LEDs. After all, you need to be sure that the new bulb you select is going to fit into your fixture. If you’ve never had to measure a light bulb, you may be wondering what measurements you need to take, and where exactly to start your measurements from. Let’s take a look: Measuring the Bulb The glass or plastic upper part of the light

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using lighting help sad seasonal affective disorder
Bright Ideas

Have you ever noticed yourself feeling a case of the winter blues? We all feel down from time to time, especially during the cold and dark periods of the year where getting outdoors can be difficult. If you spend the months between autumn and the start of spring struggling with sadness and malaise, you could be experiencing Seasonal or the milder Subsyndromal Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD or S-SAD). Thankfully, regardless of how severely you are impacted, there are some steps you can take to mitigate the symptoms. First, let’s take a look at what SAD actually is. What is SAD?

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lighting design services office commercial energy efficiency
Bright Ideas

For over 20 years, the Lightbulb Co. has been helping businesses in many industries use lighting design to create beautifully illuminated functional spaces. Now, we are pleased to announce that we are launching a brand new section of our website dedicated to assisting you with your business’s lighting design needs. Here’s what you need to know about our Lighting Design and Energy Efficiency Services. Lighting Design Services Do you need help planning an efficient and effective lighting design for your office or retail store? Our experts can advise you on the latest trends, such as pendant lamps or exposed filament

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