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Birddog Lighting Blog

Towards a Smarter Home: How Do Smart Bulbs Work?

Posted by Birddog Lighting on May 27th 2019

Towards a Smarter Home: How Do Smart Bulbs Work?
Did you know a 9W LED bulb can last 15-20 years? In comparison, a standard 60W incandescent bulb only lasts a year. As for energy cost, a 9W LED bulb costs about $1.08 per year compared to the incandescent bulb’s $7.23 per year. That might not sound like a lot, but imagine how quickly the bills stack when you have multiple lights to maintain in a single home or business space. With this in mind, the automated home is also coming to a rising trend as well. What better way to help you w...
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Home Lighting Basics: Comparing Lumens vs. Watts

Posted by Birddog Lighting on May 20th 2019

Home Lighting Basics: Comparing Lumens vs. Watts
Light bulbs today are more energy-efficient; they consume about 25% to 80% less energy. That’s good news for homeowners, but the problem with this is that they may now get confused with labels. In the past, people only relied on the wattage rating to measure the brightness. Now, we have lumens, which also indicates the brightness of the light bulb. What do we need to look at when buying light bulbs? Read on to find out the differences between lumens vs watts. 1. Lumens vs Watts: Wh...
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Exterior Home Lighting Ideas: How LEDs can Improve Aesthetics and Safety

Posted by Birddog Lighting on May 13th 2019

Exterior Home Lighting Ideas: How LEDs can Improve Aesthetics and Safety
Did you know that installing outdoor lighting around your home and property can reduce crime by up to 39 percent? It’s true – however, that’s not all it offers. The fact is, installing LED lights outside of your home provides a wide array of benefits. While most people know how beneficial these lights are inside the home, they may not realize the versatility and function they offer outdoors. However, to see these benefits, you have to use the lights in the proper way. Keep reading...
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Ambient Lighting: How to Get It Right

Posted by Birddog Lighting on May 3rd 2019

Ambient Lighting: How to Get It Right
Ambient lighting is romantic but it also sets a soft and easygoing tone. It also helps cut down the bills. In fact, the United States consumes 3,808 TWh worth of electricity and a simple shift could help reduce our waste. But what is ambient lighting and how do you get it right? Don’t worry, read our guide below to get started: 1. What is Ambient Lighting? Before we proceed, we need to understand what ambient lighting is. To put this into perspective, ambient lighting stand...
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LED Color Changing Lights: Creative Ways to Use Them

Posted by Birddog Lighting on Apr 25th 2019

LED Color Changing Lights: Creative Ways to Use Them
Lights are no longer a utilitarian afterthought. From sleep regulation to brilliant interior design, color changing lights are changing the playing field. Smart color lights and intelligent home gadgets have unlocked a vibrant spectrum of possibilities. But you’re on the fence about installing RGB lights. Since they’re still an emerging technology, you might not know exactly what to do with them. Don’t be so quick to write them off. Stand out and...
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