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Choosing Light Bulb Guide

Nov 8, 2016 12:03:42 PM

Ever walked into your local Home Depot to buy a light bulb and were confused by the variety of choices? With so many different shapes, sizes and wattages it can be overwhelming. What type of bulb should you choose for which application? What other important features should you be looking for?

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The modern bathroom has been transformed into a private oasis for relaxation and self-indulgence. With more space it is more multi-functional than before. The right lighting can help you create a calm, comforting atmosphere. Suitable bathroom lighting blends both function and style.  

Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting is the base layer of general lighting that illuminates the overall space in the bathroom. An excellent source for this layer of light is recessed ceiling fixtures and indirect light that bounces off the ceiling or the walls. 

 

Bathroom Lighting

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When you stroll through your neighborhood, get ready to see some pretty sophisticated lighting decorations this Halloween season. Join in the festivities and create your own lighting extravaganza!

On a budget this Halloween? Bulb Center is running a sale on all Halloween inspired light bulbs! Yes you read that right. Get all your Halloween light bulbs at a discounted price here.

 Halloween Lighting

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Edison bulbs are being used in homes, restaurants and bars to add an elegant layer of ambient lighting. They double as beautiful décor and add a sense of style in any setting. They provide a beautiful restoration of early 19th century lighting by producing a beautiful warm light with an orange hue. Both the traditional incandescent and modern energy efficient LED styles are very popular among professionals and home owners alike. Consider switching your traditional light bulbs to these unique Edison bulbs for a stunning effect.

 

Edison Light Bulb

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Lighting Safety for Parking Garages

Jul 21, 2016 9:28:08 AM

Parking garages are reputed to be poorly-lit and uninviting places. However, brighter lighting may not always be optimum because of excessive glare and over-illumination. For best lighting practices that increase safety, choose a higher quality light that reduces glare with a high color-rendering index, or CRI.

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There are two categories of ballasts – magnetic and electronic. Magnetic ballasts are the most basic type and operate bulbs through a core and coil transformer. Electric current flows through coils of copper wire before reaching the fixture and bulb. The coil system provides the minimum amount of electricity needed to start and operate the bulb, while the flow can sometimes be inconsistent. This can lead to flickering bulbs and a low buzzing sound, which are two common problems. If you’re experiencing either of these issues, it can often be explained by an inconsistent current moving from the ballast to the bulbs. These problems are specific to magnetic ballasts, the best solution is to upgrade your ballasts to high-frequency electronic ballasts. They are easy to install and offer tremendous benefits.

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