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An Easy Guide to Plug-In and Bi-Pin Light Bulbs

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It’s pretty simple,really!  Unlike your typical light-bulb which has a standard E26 screw base, or for that matter, the smaller screw type E12 Candelabra base, plug-in lamps have 2 or 4 pin bases, and are usually found on PL or “Plug In” or MR16 type lamps. You’ll also hear these referred to as “Twist and Lock” bases. The letter G is the suffix for these … Read More



One of the most anticipated things about the seasons changing is the ability to spend more time outdoors. Especially so at night when the warm breeze is blowing and the  temperature remains balmy after the sun goes down. Building your own patio, oasis, courtyard, or garden is fun enough, but if you want to be able enjoy it at night, you’ll need the right lighting. … Read More

The Ultimate Power Couple – Solar Power and LED Lighting

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    Currently, it seems antiquated and downright irresponsible to continue to use traditional energy guzzling lamps (high-pressure sodium, metal halide, fluorescent lights) when we have so many new and more efficient options. Remaining with traditional lighting systems is the technological equivalent of the proverbial ostrich, who hides his head in the sand. This lighting model relies exclusively on the electrical power grid and typically … Read More

Classic Bulb: Energy Avenue’s New Line of Antique & Vintage Light Bulbs

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Energy Avenue announces their brand new line of antique and vintage style filament light bulbs: Classic Bulb. The timeless aesthetic of the Edison-style bulb has continued to grow in popularity over the last few decades. We find more and more of these bulbs emerging in homes, bars and restaurants going for that vintage/industrial look. The long and intricate windings of filament and low color temperatures … Read More

What’s the Difference Between Par & R Type LED Light Bulbs

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Over the years PAR and R type LED bulbs have become the go-to option because of their long lasting durability and energy efficiency. But with many PAR and R LED manufacturers in the market it can be challenging choosing the right bulb for your application. Whether your looking to upgrade indoor or outdoor lighting, knowing the differences between PAR and R types can help you … Read More

Brighten up Your Home Office to Boost Productivity

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Anyone who works at home knows that it has its pros and cons. While it is nice to avoid the commute and work in the comfort of your own home, it can be difficult to maintain the same level of productivity in your home that you do in an office… Read More

Become a Morning Person with Lights

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Waking up in the mornings is a task that most of us don’t even want to think about before having three cups of coffee. We wake up cranky, sleepy and annoyed… Read More