Recent Energy-saving Lights Articles

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A Brussels Sprout Battery? Yes, Really!

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 26, 2013

Have you heard of vegetable batteries? You might even have made one as a science project when you were a kid, depending on where you went to school and how much your parents trusted...

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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...

This room has plenty of natural light. No need to turn the lights on in here.

Electrical Tip: Automatic Switch Options

Posted by Carl Seville | May 17, 2012

One of the biggest causes of excessive energy use in homes comes from the amount of electrical equipment, lighting, and electronics we have, and how often it is left on when not needed....

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Dirty Dozen Garden Products & the President's Summer House Sold

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Dec 06, 2011

Today's Links We Like High Utility Light and Power Gifts ― Unclutterer. By an Open Fire ― The Adventures of Tartanscot. President Obama's "Summer White House" Sold ― Curbed. ...