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New lighting options in 2014: What you need to know

After almost 140 years, traditional 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs will no longer be available after January 1, 2014. This is the final stage of the Energy Independence and Efficiency Act of 2007, which ruled these lighting sources don’t meet modern efficiency standards. In fact, high efficiency incandescents cost about $1.50 each, compared […]

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High Performance Lighting Guide for the Home: Exterior Designs

The lighting industry has experienced many technological advances throughout the past few decades. As a result, CFL and LED fixtures are readily available for residential purposes. High performing and energy efficient fixtures are becoming not only more practical on the interior, but also in exterior lighting designs. With the wide availability of CFLs and LEDs, […]

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How to select a CFL

In 2001, the U.S. Department of Energy found that lighting accounted for around 7 percent of a home’s energy use. In 2010, the most recent data, that statistic rose to more than 15 percent. CFL lighting is one of the most realistic options for homeowners to reduce lighting consumption in their home. But because it […]

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Why do LEDs cost so much?

We all know the benefits of LEDs – especially when comparing the technology to traditional incandescent sources. And maybe there would be a faster shift toward the energy efficient luminaires, but the significant price difference holds many consumers back. To break down exactly why LEDs cost more than other sources – and to help us […]

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The phase out of the traditional light bulb

The light bulb is iconic in our society as an illustration of ideas and innovation. At a young age American children learn about Thomas Edison and his invention of light with the creation of the incandescent bulb. It has remained much unchanged since its design was completed in 1879. Fast forward to the past few […]