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Out with the Old, In with the New

Lighting - by David Neubert - updated on 4/11/2014

When it comes to changing our old, inefficient light bulbs to energy-efficient replacements, there is a way to measure exactly how much this process will improve our livelihood. By using an Energy Savings Calculator, it's possible to correctly identify the amount of energy and money that can be saved by upgrading to CFLs and LEDs...

Get Out of the Dark!

Lighting - by David Neubert - updated on 9/13/2013

Did you know there are over 180 energy-efficiency program sponsors for lighting products in the U.S.? Working with state utilities and other energy-efficiency agents, they are responsible for roughly 600 different incentive and promotion programs for ENERGY STAR certified products...

FLASHLIGHT WARS – Choose Your Weapon Wisely!

Lighting - by David Neubert - updated on 6/21/2013

With advances in technology, the range of tactical, handheld and mountable flashlights has evolved into an impressive arsenal of rugged, multi-purpose, ultra-dependable devices; displaying a raw power never witnessed in portable lights before...

Two Green Thumbs Up for Grow Bulbs

Lighting - by Jessica Carey - updated on 3/22/2013

Whether you're an extreme gardener, prefer greenhouses or are simply starting your spring garden indoors during the remaining cold months, all plants need sunlight and the best way to get it indoors is by using plant grow light bulbs...

Learning LEDs

Lighting - by Jessica Carey - updated on 2/1/2013

LED light bulbs have been swirling around the media a lot lately. Recent technology has allowed them to become more practical for use in your home. That's great news, considering the first stage of the EISA incandescent phase-out has already gone into effect...

Design Lighting

Lighting - by Jessica Carey - updated on 1/11/2013

Bad lighting can make even the nicest room feel bland, uncomfortable or unattractive. Many people try rewiring or rearranging to create that perfect hue. However, there is an easier solution – you may want to consider trying lighting design. This technique involves using well-placed and well-lit lights to improve the design and ambiance of your home...

Fall Night, Fall Bright

Lighting - by Jessica Carey - updated on 10/19/2012

As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, it is time to brighten your home with outdoor LED lighting. Once purely functional, outdoor lighting in residential areas is now also being used to accent home design. No matter what you're using it for, you need quality outdoor light that is both practical and attractive...

Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs: Are they really saving you money?

Lighting - by Jessica Carey - updated on 7/18/2012

You've heard all of the buzz about energy-efficient light bulbs, but with the cost per bulb, you're not too sure you believe they can REALLY save you money. Well, the truth is, they can. Compared to traditional incandescents, energy-efficient light bulbs use less energy and last much longer...