Dec 262014
 

5 most popular blog posts of 2014

As a company, providing a positive learning experience has always been one of our main goals. Creating valuable, readable blog posts is a big deal to us, and we spend a lot of time looking back at what we’ve written to find out what worked, and what didn’t.

As we look back at 2014, one thing remains clear. Our readers continue to look to us for expert advice on things like “What are the advantages of Low Voltage Lighting?” and “How do you install LED Step Lighting?” The ever-popular “How to Layout Recessed Lighting in 4 Easy Steps” still reigns as our top blog post of all-time.

But we also like to have a little fun at Pegasus Lighting. In fact, it’s one of our guiding principles. Doing photo round-ups and design series gives us a chance to step back from the technical aspects of lighting and enjoy the remarkable things light can do. It was encouraging to see that our readers enjoy it too.  Continue reading »

Dec 232014
 

December 1999 Pop Culture Flashback

This week we’re wrapping up our 15 Year Celebration with our final 1999 Pop Culture Flashback. We’ve had such a great time looking back to the launch of Pegasus Lighting 15 years ago, and hope you’ve enjoyed coming along for the ride.

In December of 1999 all eyes were on Y2K. The millennium was nearing its end and amidst the reassurances of major governments and corporations, many were still braced for a digital meltdown. But even the threat of world-ending disasters couldn’t stop the 1999 Billboard awards.

1. Back Street Boys steal the show

The Back Street Boys take home 6 awards at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards, including Artist of the Year and Album of the Year. Tween-age girls across the globe squealed with joy each time this boy band took the stage.

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Nov 282014
 

November 1999 Pop Culture

To celebrate 15 years of “bringing the light,” we’ve been looking back to the year 1999 and the events that dominated our culture during that time. In November 1999, as Pegasus Lighting was ramping up its first-ever online store, the millennium was quickly drawing to an end. Step back with us while we revisit some of its most memorable moments.

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1. President Clinton enters cyberspace when he conducts the first virtual town hall. According to an article published in The New York Times on November 9, 1999, “The president appeared in a tiny video box, and could be seen — albeit sometimes just barely — putting his hand to his chin, sipping from a soda can and looking amused at the entire extravaganza.” (Photo credit: J. Scott Applewhite via SFGate) Continue reading »

Oct 162014
 

october 1999 pop culture

For the past several months, we’ve been taking our readers down Memory Lane in a time-machine set to 1999. It’s been our way of celebrating the genesis of Pegasus Lighting, which was introduced to the digital world in that same year. Some memories are light while others weigh heavy on our hearts, but all of them are part of the heritage of this great nation that created the opportunity for a small business to shine.

1. The Yankees take the World Series (Again)

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The New York Yankees win the World Series for the second time in a row, this time in a four-game sweep against the Atlanta Braves.

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Sep 232014
 

This year marks our 15th anniversary, so we have been celebrating by taking trips down memory lane to 1999, the year of Pegasus Lighting’s birth. This month, of course, we are checking out what was going on in September 1999. Remember when Viacom merged with CBS, the Sega Dreamcast temporarily entranced the population, and lots of crazy stuff happened at the MTV Video Music Awards (In fact, the first five items on this list occurred during the VMAs)? Come check it out!

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 Posted by on September 23, 2014 at 9:55 am
Sep 112014
 
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via www.gpnmag.com

I was reading a fascinating and extremely well written article on the history and future of LEDs when I came across the phrase “light recipe.” The phrase did not refer to a culinary dish involving salmon and spring greens. It referred to a prescribed formula of lighting to produce a desired result. For example, a greenhouse farmer using a “light recipe” to grow tomatoes, or sage, or banana trees, or whatever.

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 Posted by on September 11, 2014 at 10:15 am
Sep 032014
 

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Since I started writing about light painting in January, it seems like the trend has really picked up. Every few months, I have been able to search for examples of painting with light and find totally new (and exciting) results. The photographers – amateur and professional – out there seem to be upping their light painting game, as you can see in the following eleven examples.

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 Posted by on September 3, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Aug 252014
 

When you’ve got a camera, and you’ve got action, but you’re missing the lights, you’re at an extreme disadvantage as a videographer. Or a photographer, for that matter. Don’t worry. I’ve been there. In fact, until yesterday, I was just like you. Not anymore. Now I have lights! Check out this video to see how I made a DIY lighting kit on a budget.

As you can see, it doesn’t take much to improve the lighting so you can shoot great-looking video. If, like me, you’re on a mission to make professional videos in an apartment or at home, this simple project will give your media game a boost. Yep, with a DIY video lighting set up, you can take your photography or videography to the next level, even if you’re just seeking the best lighting for iphone photography.

Hey professional videographers out there! What else should I add to my DIY photo lighting set up?

 Posted by on August 25, 2014 at 10:05 am
Aug 142014
 
Smart LED Lighting

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LED technology has been gaining a lot of steam over the past few years. In accordance, we have seen the prices of LED light fixtures and LED light bulbs decrease. Thrilling new projects involving OLEDs have tickled our fancies, and colossal displays of LED lighting – turning bridges into dragons, creating towers of kaleidoscopic light – have entertained us. But the most exciting developments in LED lighting fall within the realm of smart lighting.

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 Posted by on August 14, 2014 at 10:05 am