Recent Energy-saving Lights Articles

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Curb Appeal: Simple Fixes to Boost Your Home’s Value

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 15, 2014

Curb appeal is that essential “it” factor which makes your home stand out from its neighbors – in a good way. If you are looking to sell your home but lack a huge...

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Home Energy Audit: DIY and Save Money

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 30, 2014

Lower your energy bills and keep your family more comfortable. If that sounds good to you, it may well be time to perform a home energy audit. This procedure tracks power consumption...

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Designing Your Bedroom for a Decent Night’s Sleep

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 18, 2014

Almost everyone knows how unpleasant the occasional sleepless night or early morning awakening is. Even worse, chronic wakefulness is a condition that may have far-reaching negative...

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Home Depot Wants Your Old Christmas Lights

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 11, 2013

We know it's only early November, but signs of the winter holidays are everywhere around us, including lights, lights, lights! Which are a welcome sight in the northern reaches where...

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Energy-Saving Lights: Options for Outdoor Lighting

Posted by Kevin Stevens | Jun 23, 2013

When it comes to lighting, consumers have hundreds if not thousands of choices. While many of these lights use traditional incandescent bulbs, the use of LED’s and compact fluorescent...

The Ultimate Guide to Saving Energy During Christmas

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Dec 10, 2012

According to University of University of Minnesota economist Joel Waldfogel, Americans spend about $65 billion a year on Christmastime gifts. Add to that the increased cost of wintertime...


5 Hot Green Building Materials for 2013

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Nov 27, 2012

2012 is drawing to a close, and it's time to look toward 2013. Although I am not psychic by any means, I do have a pretty good eye for industry trends. I think that these 5 new(ish)...

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CFL vs. LED Lightbulbs: The Great Debate

Posted by Carl Seville | Jun 11, 2012

Unless there is some big action by conservatives to repeal Bush administration legislation that requires more efficient lighting, many old incandescent bulbs (or lamps) will become...