How Long Do LED Lights Really Last?

How Long Do LED Lights Really Last?

LED lights last a long time, according to almost every lighting article online today. But how long exactly do they work? As a practical shopper, you want to know what to expect of your new purchase and whether the new technology lives up to the hype - that makes you a smart spender. So let's discuss LED lights a little more in depth and learn what affects the life span of these energy-efficient bulbs.

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Changes to the Lighting Industry: How Will They Affect You?

Changes to the Lighting Industry: How Will They Affect You?

The final stage of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) went into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, which means traditional 60 watt and 40 watt bulbs are no longer being produced. Instead, manufacturing companies must make bulbs that produce the same amount of lumens for less wattage. But what does all of this mean exactly and how does it affect you? How does this effect the fixtures in your home? Overall, this act means that you will start saving energy and money, which of course is good news for you! The new energy-saving bulbs use up to 80 percent...

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Beyond the Basic Bulb: One of the Quickest Ways to Reinvent Your Lighting

Beyond the Basic Bulb: One of the Quickest Ways to Reinvent Your Lighting

When it comes to changing your look, little things mean a lot, and one of the quickest fixes you can make is to change the bulbs in your lighting fixtures. Think a bulb is too basic an element to make a real stylistic difference? Think again. Bulbs can change brightness and the tone of your room’s light, but they can also be a focal point in their own right. Consider these changes you can make by simply switching your bulbs: Add warmth or cool things off: When it comes to the kind of light they emit, bulbs can vary widely....

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Top 10 tips for getting perfect light

Top 10 tips for getting perfect light

Your house has been furnished and decorated so that each room showcases your unique style. Achieve perfect lighting that will complement your hard work and help each room serve its intended purpose with these 10 tips. 1. Consider the functionality of each room. Each room serves a different purpose and therefore needs to be lighted differently. 2. Use a mixture of lighting. There are areas of a room that may require more light than others so you will want to use a variety of lighting and bulbs. 3. Pinpoint specific elements of a room you want to feature. Accent lighting...

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How to capture the trend of the moment: Exposed bulb light fixtures

How to capture the trend of the moment: Exposed bulb light fixtures

A lot of trends are just flashes in the pan, but the new tendency toward light fixtures with exposed bulbs looks like one with real staying power. Instead of hiding behind an opaque shade, exposed bulb fixtures put the simple, sculptural form of the bulb on display as the main point of interest.There is a surprising variety of options for homeowners who fall under the spell of the look. Pendant lights are one of the most widely available forms, but within that category, you’ll find everything from fixtures that are essentially just a socket and a cord to bulbs that...

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