Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lighting the Way to Good Health


Bulb Direct can’t diagnose a sore throat or cure an ear infection, but we can give the doctor the right tools to light up the darkest places. Our complete line of medical and scientific replacement lamps include general lighting bulbs as well as specialty, miniature bulbs for examination equipment. As a full-service distributor of lighting, we carry a wide range of bulbs from major manufacturers, ensuring that we will have the bulb you need.

Our line of specialty bulbs is wide ranging. Specialized examination equipment such as ophthalmoscopes for eye exams, laryngoscopes for throat exams, endoscopes for upper GI tests, and otoscopes for ear exams, to name just a few, require very small and specialized replacement bulbs. You can be sure to find those in our stock too.  Dentists or dermatologists shouldn’t forget about us either! We carry bulbs for their specialized equipment as well.

Beyond specialty bulbs, our general lighting products also come into use in the medical industry: bulbs for overhead lighting fixtures will satisfy nearly any requirement of the medical community. We have bulbs for many types of equipment, including those designed to handle the workload of sensitive areas such as surgical suites. Many doctors rely on head lamps during examinations and surgeries and we have replacement bulbs for those items too. 

Carrying bulbs from all the major manufacturers enables Bulb Direct to be your one stop shipping distributor for all your replacement bulb needs. 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

New Model LED Replacement Bulbs Offer Warm, Natural Home Lighting


With the phase-out of the traditional incandescent light bulb coming soon, LED replacement bulbs are a lighting choice of the future. They are energy efficient, long lasting, and are becoming more affordable. So, why are so many people resisting the changeover? One reason may be that the first LED replacement bulbs gave off a colder, bluish light, which was not at all attractive in home lighting. But all of that is changing with the evolution of LED replacement bulbs, and the newer models have solved the color degradation issue.

Manufacturers have taken on the challenge of making an LED replacement bulb that will satisfy consumers on all points. The choices in LED lighting have greatly expanded with bulbs that will fit standard light sockets, and a wide range of light sizes suitable for every room in the house, as well as outdoor lighting. Bulbs available today are also brighter and come in a choice of color outputs. The warm white option gives off a light that is pleasing, and closer to, if not indistinguishable from, the light we are used to from an incandescent bulb. Without the color distortion, the LED bulb is becoming mainstream.  And, it fits the bill for energy consciousness while still giving off a light we can look good in. 

The LED is getting ready to move in. From bright white to warm white, bulbs are available for every lighting taste. Visit our homepage and check out the newest LED warm white replacement bulbs.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Look For the Mark: Energy Star and Light Bulbs


Those Energy Star labels aren’t just for refrigerators! Did you know that light bulbs can be Energy Star rated as well? But not all of them are. Consumers looking for inexpensive alternatives in the course of making the shift to LEDs or CFLs may find themselves sold short by sacrificing quality for price. These bulbs are typically a bit more pricey than the incandescents and traditional fluorescents that buyers have grown used to, but they have two built-in benefits: with normal use, they can more than make up that difference in both longevity – meaning less frequent replacement; and energy efficiency, meaning lower power bills.

Energy Star bulbs are tested and certified to meet certain efficiency and lifespan requirements. If an unapproved, off-brand bulb burns out too soon, it’s not given a chance to pay back those extra dollars through 10 or more years of electric bill savings. Energy Star-approved bulbs also emit less heat, which can help lower home cooling costs. One further caveat: as newer bulbs hit the market, they may meet Energy Star standards, but not bear the approval yet. This is because bulbs need to be tested to meet minimum usage benchmarks, which for some of the latest models can reach into the hundreds of thousands of hours. This testing obviously can’t happen overnight, but once the standards have been met, these bulbs will receive approval. Your best bet? Visit our home page, and be sure to get in touch with any questions!