by Elizabeth Karpinski
10 July, 2015 06:23
With July 4th behind us, it’s officially summer and time to think about your outdoor lighting needs. Here are some of our favorite products to light the night!
Anytime you’re outside in the summer, there’s one thing that’s sure to ruin it: bugs. The problem tends to be worse at night because traditional lights attract them.
Most people are so used to seeing bugs on their outdoor lights they’ve never wondered why, or how to stop them. Insects see light differently than people do, and they’re most attracted to shorter wavelengths—light at the far end of the spectrum, close to ultraviolet light. So all too often, the most attractive light in the area will be the manmade outdoor light around your deck, porch or patio.
Bug lights use filtered yellow glass to minimize the short spectrum light—so they don’t attract insects. If you haven’t yet, this summer is the time to switch.
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by Elizabeth Karpinski
26 June, 2015 04:59
Most of the time it’s easy to see when technology is improving: new smartphones roll off the shelves every few months. But for other technologies, change can be harder to recognize—especially if you’re used to your current set up.
According to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey, which is the most current data available, more than 2 million facilities built between 1980 and 2003 have been using the same lighting systems for the past few decades- despite the number of advances in lighting technology made since then. Three quarters of commercial buildings have outdated technology.
Do you know if yours does?
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by Harrison Chute
24 March, 2015 12:29
To give back to the entire planet, we offer a single hour — a day at most? What is this Earth Hour, and why does it matter?
Earth Hour is an international movement started by the World Wildlife Fund, encouraging you to switch off non-essential lights for one hour, and perhaps more critically, to inspire a trend toward engagement with energy efficiency and environmental awareness.
This year, Bulbs.com will be participating in Earth Hour, a World Wildlife Fund sponsored world-wide event happening this Saturday March 28th from 8:30-9:30 PM.During Earth Hour, we will be turning off non-essential building lighting and encouraging our employees to do the same in support of a broad range of environmental issues. Additionally, Bulbs.com supports the transition to energy efficient LED lighting and its positive environmental impacts.