Saving money and the environment one small step at a time

These lighting tips are not only energy efficient but they are also cost efficient. Here are some small tips to help boost your energy savings. Why not save money and do something beneficial for the environment at the same time! Read the article at http://www.buildings.com/article-details/articleid/17138/title/12%20ultra-efficient%20lighting%20strategies.aspx

Light Labels explained…

Labels that are on light bulb packaging are beneficial to read. If you follow the facts on the label you can increase your energy savings. There are FTC labels and DOE labels. DOE labels are only on LED lights while FTC labels can be on LEDs, incandescent, halogen and CFL bulbs. The FTC label provides information from the manufacturer that homeowners may want to know and the DOE label provides information for a more specific lighting. To learn even more about reading the labels on your lights go to http://blog.1000bulbs.com/lighting-facts-explained/

Safety precautions when pet proofing your home

We all love our four legged friends, but how do we keep them from playing with electrical equipment. Electrical hazards through out the home can cause electric shocks. A shock that could mildly effect an adult human could severely harm a small dog or kitten. In the link provided are some precautions you can take to keep your pet safe. http://www.safeelectricity.org/information-center/library-of-articles/58-pet-safety/314-pet-proof-your-home

Fight fatigue with blue light

Researchers have found that exposure to blue light can increase alertness in humans. Participants exposed to blue light versus green light were rated more alert and less sleepy. This finding can be extremely useful in improving performance and warding off fatigue. To read the complete article on how blue light has an alerting effect go to http://www.brighamandwomens.org/about_bwh/publicaffairs/news/publications/DisplayBulletin.aspx?articleid=6222

Have some fun with colored lighting!

Colored Lighting can be a fun and effective way to spread your holiday cheer. As holiday season approaches let your decorative spirit lead the way. Colored lights are a great way to spruce up your home. You can use colored light bulbs for any occasions, in fact you can use colored lighting all year round. If you want that fun effect inside the house, standard shape bulbs come in a variety of colors and can be fit into any room. These lights can set the mood for any occasion, from foot-ball games to specific events. You can add that splash of color to any part of your home; indoors, outdoors, bedrooms, […]

Scientists target pain with light

Scientists discovered a way to control pain and hunger with light. This is a major finding for those who suffer chronic pain and injuries. These discoveries could contribute to pain relief and disease. In addition these incredible findings were made completely on accident! Read the full article on nerves and light sensitivity at http://gizmodo.com/scientists-turn-off-pain-using-nothing-but-light-1526906564?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_twitter&utm_source=gizmodo_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow  

One more way LED lights are extremely beneficial

Apart from being extremely energy efficient, ecologically friendly, durable, and having an exponentially longer life than other bulbs. LED lights have another extremely beneficial quality that a lot of people don’t know and don’t worry about in their daily routines. Bright lights keep away predators from farm animals during the night. Farmers in rural Africa are using LED light to protect their cattle from Lions and other large predators. To read more about how farmers in rural Africa are using LED lights go to http://smallbiztrends.com/2014/08/solar-lighting-in-africa-startup.html

Which incandescent light bulbs are not banned?

Certain Incandescent bulbs have been banned, meaning that some bulbs will no longer be manufactured. The pressing question is which incandescent light bulbs are still available for purchase? The ban does not include all incandescent light bulbs. It encompasses the 100-,75-,60-, and 40- watt general incandescent light bulbs. Appliance bulbs, candelabra bulbs, rough service bulbs, bug lamps, black lights, colored bulbs, and reflector lamps however, will continue to be produced. To read more about the ban on incandescent light bulbs go to  http://blog.1000bulbs.com/which-bulbs-are-exempt-from-the-light-bulb-ban/

Some common causes of electrical fires

Electrical fires are more common then one would assume. They result in billions of dollars of property damage, hundred of deaths, and thousands of injuries per year. Some electrical fires occur because of bad wiring or faulty appliances, but many could be avoided with the correction of simple mistakes. Taking the necessary precautions could allow you to create a safer home for you and your family. Read the top five most common causes of electrical fires at http://www.firerecruit.com/articles/1206100-5-common-causes-of-electrical-fires

Facts you might not have known about LED light bulbs!

Before you decide whether you are for or against LED light bulbs, learn a couple facts you may not have previously known. LED lights are directional but you can find brands of LEDs that are made to be omnidirectional. There is a difference between the bulbs that are great for indoor lighting and the bulbs that are used for outdoor lighting. LED bulbs do in fact get hot but they contain cooling components, that make them cooler than other bulbs. For even more facts on LED lights, read the full article at: http://blog.1000bulbs.com/what-the-fact-lesser-known-facts-about-led-lighting/