Brad and I absolutely love our bedroom. In fact, the big space and high ceilings were some of the key selling points when we bought our house. But one of the things that has always bugged us is the lack of overhead lighting. I know, I know – overhead lighting is unflattering, and cold, and not intimate, etc etc etc. But it takes a lot of bright lamps to light up all that space and high ceilings.
So, when the nice folks at GE Lighting asked us if we’d like to try out their new reveal® bulbs, we jumped at the chance.
Reveal® bulbs are supposed to filter out dingy yellow tones and make colors pop – a big plus, since the peacock blue of our headboard can look a bit muddy in incandescent light. We tested out the bulbs at night, since that’s when we need the most help with lighting.
Here’s what our room looks like with regular incandescent bulbs.
I resisted the urge to Photoshop or color-correct these photos, so you can really see how yellow our old bulbs were. Here’s how it looks with the new reveal® bulbs:
Big difference! The light is just so much cleaner. Here’s another area of our room, before we changed out the bulbs:
What’s nice about the reveal® halogen bulbs is that they’re energy-efficient, but they work just like an incandescent – you don’t have to wait for them to warm up. They’re bright as soon as you turn them on.
I’ll admit – I was skeptical about whether these bulbs would be much of an improvement. But I stand corrected! It was pretty cool to see how much they made a difference in some close-up shots.
Want to try out your own lighting makeover with reveal® bulbs? I can help! GE and Target are providing a $25 Target Giftcard and a package of GE reveal® light bulbs for me to give away on the blog*. Maybe you can use the gift card toward a fancy new lamp to go with your new bulbs? Perhaps this amazing gold Nate Berkus one? If you do, you should know that I will be crazy-jealous.
Here’s what you have to do:
- Share this blog post on Facebook or Twitter. Leave a comment below with your account info so that I can see your post.
- In your post and comment, tell me which room you’d like to makeover.
- In your post, use the hashtags #GEreveal and #Targetgiftcard.
For example, your post might say: “If I win #GEreveal bulbs+ #Targetgiftcard, I’ll makeover my _____! http://bit.ly/1feACQV”
You must be a U.S. citizen to enter the giveaway. Keep in mind that I won’t be able to see your post if your account is private!
The giveaway ends next Thursday (Feb. 27) at 6 p.m. The winner will be randomly chosen. While you’re waiting, get inspired with this video featuring four tastemakers talking about the importance of good lighting.
If you just can’t wait to find out if you won, you can also get a 25% discount on reveal® bulbs with Target’s Cartwheel app until Feb. 28. Just search for “GE reveal” in the app.
OK, ready to enter? And … go!
*GE and Target are only providing the product and not running the giveaway.