Test Lab: The Cree LED Bulb - In Action

by Bruno Bornsztein


This week we're running a great giveaway with Cree (click here to find out how to win 10 Cree LED Bulbs and a $250 Home Depot gift card), so I got a chance to try out their new bulbs. If you haven't been following along with the development of energy efficient lighting technology, it's safe to say things have changed a lot in the last five years. 
CREE LED bulb test
You now have real, affordable, decent-looking options for energy efficient bulbs, and Cree is one of the best. Read on to find out why.

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Curbly Giveaway: Win a $250 Home Depot Gift Card and 10 Cree LED Light Bulbs

by Bruno Bornsztein

created at: 03/06/2013
Here's a bright idea: an energy-efficient light bulb that costs less than $10, looks just like your old incandescents, and lasts for 25,000 hours. No flicker (like CFLs), instant-on (unlike some other LEDs), dimmable, and produces and a warm, omni-directional light. The new Cree LED bulb does all that, and uses way less energy than a standard bulb. This week, we're teaming up with Cree to giveaway 10 of their new energy-efficient bulbs, and throwing in a $250 Home Depot gift card as well! Read on to find out how to win!

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How to: Make a DIY Lighted Umbrella Stand

by Bruno Bornsztein

Make a lighted PVC pipe umbrella stand

There’s no end to the home furnishings that can be constructed and crafted from sections of PVC piping. Found in the plumbing aisle at the hardware store, this material lends itself to drilling, cutting, and painting, and accepts fabric beautifully. There’s no guesswork here. A two foot section of 6”-diameter PVC pipe is the perfect base for a fabric covered umbrella stand, but why stop there? Let’s light it up!

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Curbly Giveaway: Win Two Picture Frame Galleries from Change of Art ($300 value)

by Bruno Bornsztein

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With Valentine's Day coming up, I know some of you are looking for a creative gift for your special person/pet/self. Well, look no further! A gallery wall of picture frames from Change of Art fits the bill perfectly; just fill it up with some family snapshots and you're ready to go! We'll give you two! Read on to learn more about this week's prize, and how to win!

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How to: Make a DIY Modern Wooden Menorah

by Bruno Bornsztein


A few weeks ago, our editor, Chris Gardner, posted a sweet woodworking tutorial over on our 'brother' site, ManMadeDIY. In it, he explained the steps he took to make a beautiful hardwood modern menorah. If you're in the market for a new one for Hanukkah this year, or you're not Jewish but you just want a candle-holder with room for nine lights, then I suggest you check it out. Chris shipped us the finished product, and we were thrilled to...

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Giveaway: Kitchen Palette Interchangeable Backsplash System ($350 value!)

by Bruno Bornsztein

Kitchen Palette custom interchangeable backsplash system

If you've ever thought of building or remodeling a kitchen (and let's face, who hasn't?), you know it's tough to settle on design choices. When it comes to tile, those choices are permanent ... usually. Now, Kitchen Palette has created a product that lets you change the look of your kitchen with an interchangeable backsplash. Read on to learn more about the product, and enter to win a Kitchen Palette system valued at $350!

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