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Our 5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2015

Our goal at Pegasus Lighting has always been to offer lighting information to our readers that is helpful, informative and inspiring. Sometimes we nail it, sometimes we don’t.

Before diving full-speed into 2016 we like to step back and reflect on our work over the past 12 months. While measuring the success of the blog is hardly an exact science, with a few simple metrics we’re able to come up with a list of the 5 most popular blog posts of 2015.

Like the year before, our most popular posts were a hodgepodge of DIY lighting projects, current events, and inspirational photo-centric lighting posts:


#5. The Ultimate Guide to Garage Lighting (with Infographic)

Ultimate Garage Lighting, A Buyers Guide with InfographicYour garage might be your lair, your storage room, a place to park your car, or all three. Whichever the case, this Ultimate Guide to Garage Lighting shares some ideas that will help you define the space, and provides lighting product suggestions for each one. Read more.


#4. Surprising Ways to Get Rid of Bugs at Your Next Outdoor Party

Did you know that dryer sheets and clear bags of water are known to repel insects? This blog post reveals a handful of pretty cool (and surprising) ways to deter pests. Read more.


#3. Weekend Warrior: LED Retrofit Recessed Lighting, Part One

Weekend Warrior LED Recessed Lighting ProjectLast summer we launched our Weekend Warrior series which consisted of lighting projects that can be conquered in one weekend or less. In this popular post, our President and CEO Chris Johnson shares how he added LED recessed lighting to his bonus room. Read more.


#2. 27 Things to Do with String Lights

Paper origami cubes folded around string lights
via Wit and Whistle

There are almost endless creative projects to make with string lights, and in this blog post I rounded up 27 of the most memorable applications I’ve seen. Read more.


#1. Green Light Bulbs Show Support for Our Nation’s Veterans

Green LED light bulb
Our most popular blog post rallied views in October, when one of the nation’s largest mega-retailers launched a campaign that involved switching out one light in your home with a green light bulb. Read more.


2015 was a year chock full of big changes at Pegasus Lighting and we bid adieu to this landmark year with a proud sense of accomplishment and anticipation at what lies ahead in 2016.

As always, a big THANK YOU goes out to all of our readers and loyal customers who read and share our content.

What do you want to see on the Pegasus Lighting blog in 2016? 

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The new Pegasus Lighting website is live

Experience the New PegasusLighting.com

Experience the newly designed Pegasus Lighting websiteSo many exciting things have happened this year – A new blog design, an appearance on national TV, and record-breaking sales — But nothing compares to what happened this week.

Last year we began a project to completely redesign the Pegasus Lighting website, taking into consideration all the things that Pegasus holds so dear and making them even better:

  • Unique lighting products that include:
    • Thorough product descriptions
    • Multiple product images and videos
    • Detailed specifications to make product comparisons easy
  • A website that is a learning experience in lighting through buying guides, tips, articles and how-to’s
  • Exceptional customer service that you won’t soon forget

And this week it happened. (more…)

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Pegasus loves biodegradable packing peanuts

Earth-Friendly Packing Peanuts Invite Play

After you’ve been around something for a while, you start to take it for granted.

Things like dissolvable cornstarch packing peanuts.

It took one imaginative 11-year-old boy and an email from a happy customer to remind us just how nifty these little earth-friendly peanuts are.

“BE WARNED! The peanuts you’re about to encounter may be a little annoying, but they’re cooler than you think.”

If you’ve received a shipment from Pegasus Lighting in the past few years, your box most likely had a sticker on it with those words. Inside the box is a note that shares the reasons behind our choice to use biodegradable cornstarch packing peanuts, not the least of which is because they are really fun to play with.

Inside every Pegasus Lighting box is a notecard that explains why we use biodegradable packaging peanuts
Who uses packing peanuts anymore? We do!

As cool as they are, after a few years of using them every single day, the novelty started to wear off.

Then we received this…

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Luxury swimming pool with mural and creative lighting

Our Top 10 Lighting Pins of All Time

We’re always on the lookout for inspirational lighting projects, and sharing them with our readers is one of our favorite things to do. Over the years, we’ve collected over 1400 images on 36 Pinterest boards. In 2012 a similar blog post on our top Pinterest photos revealed a preference for images of elegant and ornate scenes. Flash forward three years and a different trend seems to have developed.

Of the top 10 single lighting Pins of all time:

  • 9 were DIY projects or products.
  • Only 1 image was largely a “Wow, I can’t believe they did that” inspirational photo. (see #6)

What does this tell me? Pinterest is a powerful tool for the Do-It-Yourself-er. Extravagant images are fun to look at, but what really inspires people are simple and realistic projects using affordable products.

See for yourself in our Top 10 Lighting Pins of All Time:

10. A Night Wedding

Two of our top ten Pins came from the same Valentine’s Day blog post on adorable ways to wow your sweetheart with romantic lighting, like this swirling candlelit pathway.

Romantic lighting for a night wedding with candles
Get this look: Solar Color Changing Flame Path Light

9. Bedroom String Lights

There’s definitely a theme developing here. Valentine’s Day checklist: Candles, roses, jewelry, twinkling shimmery headboard. Done.

String lights and sheer curtains hanging in a romantic bedroom
Get this look: String Lights

8. Guide Your Guests to Safety

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48 foot outdoor string light kit by Bulbrite

Pegasus Lighting Featured on CBS’ The Talk!

On July 17th at 2pm ET, you would’ve thought the first intergalactic space shuttle landing was being televised. Pegasus Lighting employees across the East Coast gathered around our televisions like gleeful school kids. What’s all the hubbub about? We’re famous!

For a few seconds, anyway.String lights quote from CBS' Chi Lan Lieu

Friday afternoon, five Pegasus Lighting products were featured on CBS The Talk’s “Must Have/Must Give” segment, showcasing the very best products to make outdoor dining easy, entertaining and exciting. We were proud to share the stage with five other amazing vendors — Plow & Hearth, Cuisinart, Juliska, RIV Audio and Zazzle.

Lifestyle expert Chi-Lan Lieu chatted with Sheryl Underwood about our 48 ft outdoor string light kit, commenting “I’ve always been charmed by these wonderful string lights. I just love these things.” But what really won her over were our solar lanterns. A day before the show aired, Lieu posted this sneak peek on her Instagram: (more…)

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10 Lighting kits you'll love collage

10 New Lighting Kits You’ll Love

10 Lighting kits you'll love collageIn our 15+ years of selling unique lights & lighting accessories we’ve learned that our customers like it when we make things simple. They also like it when we make them super-affordable. So packaging our lighting products into easy-to-buy kits with special bundled pricing was a no-brainer. From the kitchen to the dorm room, the deck to the tornado shelter – these Mr. Beams Lighting kits have you covered. (more…)

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