Bugs No More

Bugs No More

Growing up in New Hampshire, I used to marvel at how many bugs would congregate around our porch lights during the summer nights. That may fascinate a kid, but if you prefer to keep pests away from your home, check out the new GE Bug Lite, a lightbulb with a special...
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Watt did you say about lumens?

It’s time to start thinking about your light bulb purchases in terms of both watts and lumens. Watts measure electricity consuption, not brightness. The measure to consider for brightness is lumens. To save energy, choose the light output you need (lumens) that...
Home Lighting to Get Even Cheaper?

Home Lighting to Get Even Cheaper?

LEDs are already the most cost-effective method of lighting your home. And now a new method of manufacturing them invented at Cambridge University may reduce those costs by 75 percent over the next five years. This next generation of LEDs cost one-tenth of what normal...
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enLux LEDs at IBS

We’ve been singing the praises of LEDs here at BobVila.com for quite some time now. And for good reason; they are the most energy-efficient lighting product on the market. It’s estimated that LEDs could reduce electrical consumption for lighting by 29...
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Join the Lighting Revolution

The EPA is calling upon Americans to change their conventional light bulbs to compact fluorescent lighting in celebration of the eighth annual Energy Star Change a Light Day today. We at BobVila.com have long been big fans of CFLs and are happy to see they have moved...
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CFLs are *Not* a Fire Hazard

Let’s kill this rumor before it even gets off the ground: Compact fluorescent lights, or CFLs, are no more a fire hazard than regular incandescent bulbs. One writer to the Green Guide expressed concern because his CFL burned out, leaving a charred base, some...