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Best Under Cabinet Lighting (LED/Xenon/Halogen/Fluorescent)

by Roger Pontes

Are you looking for the best under cabinet lighting but not sure what to buy? This article will help you decide what is best for your application.

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Topics: LED Light Bulbs, Under Cabinet Lighting, Xenon Bulbs

Best (and Smallest) LED Recessed Light (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

The LED revolution has finally encompassed recessed lighting in a very large way. You should really consider some form of LED for lighting your house.

With a 50,000 hour lamp life, you will replace your next bulb in roughly 22.3 years plus there are a variety of other benefits.

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Topics: Recessed Lighting, LED Light Bulbs

What is the Difference Between Watts and Lumens?

by Dagmar Hemp

For as long as most of us have ever known, you could go the grocery store or hardware store and get light bulbs and all you ever needed to know was what wattage you wanted.

Anytime you wanted to talk about how bright a light bulb was all you would say was “60 watt” or “100 watt”. However comfortable the statement was, it really wasn't a correct statement.

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Topics: Lighting, LED Light Bulbs

The Best 2/4 Watt LED Candelabra For Chandeliers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

We are changing our entire showroom to LED. Have a look:

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Topics: LED Light Bulbs

How To Dim A LED Light

by Marsha Cook

LED is the most efficient type of light bulb on the market. A 6 watt LED is now similar to a 60 watt incandescent with 13 times the life, but without the heat output of the incandescent.

That’s actually a small problem. Older dimmers “read” wattage rather than lumen output. As such, most dimmers cannot dim a low wattage bulb.

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Topics: LED Light Bulbs, Legrand Adorne

Replacing Incandescent Bulbs With Halogen, CFL or LED (Reviews/Ratings)

by Roger Pontes

Due to new energy efficient standards most incandescent bulbs can no longer be produced. With this new law how do you decide which bulb is best for your home?

So why are light bulbs changing?

In 2007 Congress passed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act. This meant that many products including light bulbs had to improve in order to be more energy efficient. You can still buy light bulbs that look similar to your old incandescent bulbs but they are more efficient now. All new bulbs must have labels to help you choose the most efficient ones.

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Topics: LED Lighting, LED Light Bulbs

The Best LED Bulbs in Boston (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Sometimes, I think we have searched for LED bulbs for most of my professional career. We saw the potential of LED years ago, but LED rendered bluish in color, was too dim and perceived as too expensive. That perception and quality have greatly changed over the last 7-10 years.

NSTAR / Yale

NSTAR has been a great partner of ours for over 15 years. We have co-sponsored air conditioner and refrigerator buybacks as well as rebates on front load washers. There are now $17 instant rebates per bulb. The prices on LEDs are now below $11 on the two most popular bulbs.

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Topics: Yale PSA, LED Light Bulbs

The Best $10.99 LED Reflecter Bulb In Boston (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

I have been writing and searching for LED decent lights for about 5 years. We even manufactured our own, but we were too early. People were not ready to spend $20-50 for a light bulb even though LED saves a staggering amount of money. First, we will talk about the price. Then I will show you the bulb, its specs and features. I will also discuss lumens vs wattage and how to buy LED bulbs in general.

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Topics: LED Lighting, LED Light Bulbs

Bulbrite LED Par Bulbs in Boston (Problems/Prices/Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

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Topics: LED Light Bulbs

Free LED Light Bulb November 10th-13th

by Steve Sheinkopf

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Topics: LED Lighting, LED Light Bulbs

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