LED bulbs may be fabulous for the environment, but they aren’t always the prettiest of fittings to look at. Philips is trying to fix that with an update to one of their more popular LED bulbs, the A19.
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Originally built in the 1960s, Castle Square was recently retrofitted into an 192-unit affordable apartment building, making it the US' largest LEED Platinum building to receive a Deep Energy Retrofit.
1. Ornament Terrarium Spruce up boring glass ornaments by turning them into terrariums. You can use any clear glass ornament that has a removable hanger. We suggest repurposing an old
The holidays are a time for peace on Earth and goodwill toward men, but decorating your home with energy-guzzling lights and dead trees hardly fits in either category. Luckily, eco-conscious yuletide
Now that autumn has arrived, the holiday season is ramping up - and it's never too soon to start thinking about decor for the winter festivities to come. This year, instead of rolling out that tangled
The light bulb has come a long way since Edison introduced the carbon filament back in 1879. Even within the last couple of years, we have seen improvements in the modern LED light, including the
This year's record breaking summer high temperatures and general worrisome warming trend don’t necessarily mean that the coming winter will be a walk in the park. Before the cold weather strikes, get
HKS Architects’ Renovated Warehouse Earns San Francisco’s First LEED for Homes Mid-rise Gold Certification
The Arc Light Co. building originally served as the historic California Electric Light Company, Station B. The building housed arc and incandescent lights used to generate electricity for electric light
If you've been feeling the pinch like we have, you've probably learned to shop smarter, pack your own lunch, and cut back on the gourmet coffee, but you might still be missing out on big savings if your
GreenWave Reality just launched a high-tech WiFi-enabled LED lighting system that allows consumers to easily control and automate lighting through a handheld remote or smartphone. The energy-efficient
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IKEA, the massive Swedish furniture retailer that brought scandinavian design to the masses, is now going to bring LED lighting to the world in a big way. The company just announced that it will sell only
Let’s face the reality: plants need to be watered! But because of the busy lives many of us lead, it's easy to forget this simple task. The Droplet is a handy new gardening device that uses a small
With the infamous Fernsehturn TV Tower glittering like a needle in the background, the glowing Tree Concert welcomed visitors to Berlin’s Monbjoupark. The 100 year old chestnut tree towers over the
Light bulbs aren't (usually) the most important part of a room's decor. Interior designers are experts at masking the light source, and instead focusing the beam on a painting or sofa. That's fine if
For fans of the original Plumen, Hulger has introduced Baby Plumen, a bite-size version of the award-winning bulb design. Created following the design of the original Plumen 001 bulb, the Baby Plumen
Photo by Judy Rose Sayson The Visayas Islands in the Philippines are gradually embracing renewable energy, and the capital city has just inaugurated its first green building - Iloilo City Hall. The
What if something as simple as an old plastic bottle filled with water could mean the difference between light and darkness? Rudimentary as it may sound, the almost no-cost solution is uplifting the
CFL bulb photo from Shutterstock A study by the State University of New York at Stony Brook revealed that manufacturing flaws in some compact fluorescent bulbs can lead to potential UV exposure.
Olafur Eliasson Combines Art and Solar Technology to Shed Light On the 1.6 Billion People Who Live Without Electricity
The ability to switch on a light is something that many of us take for granted, but more than 20% of the world is left in the dark when night falls. With 1.6 billion people lacking access to electricity,
CEILING LAMPS From simple fitted ceiling fixtures to elaborate chandeliers, ceiling lamps offer a great way to efficiently illuminate an entire room while adding drama and visual flare. They also offer a
Early Edison light bulbs were a thing of beauty, but they were also terribly inefficient. Modern LED bulbs are much more efficient, but they aren't always beautiful. Luke Anderson, a product designer from
Traditional reading lights are often serpentine eyesores that appear to channel the ghosts of external computer microphones or clunky bookmarks, but Masiosare Studio's Flaca LED lamp offers those who
IKEA has developed some innovative green designs over the years, but now the home furnishings retailer has the distinction of having the largest photovoltaic array in the state of Michigan. The
The “Lit” concept bulb designed by Elie Ahovi is an extremely elegant and innovative combination of LED and fiber optic technology, and could pave the way for incandescent replacements of the
By now you probably know that LED bulbs are the wave of the future, but we just came across an update that makes them even more technologically advanced - the world's first LED light that can be
German designers Laura Schroeder and Jorg Virchow -- from Itektur -- recently unveiled a sparkling chandelier that is made entirely from salvaged CFL bulbs that have been upgraded with long-lasting LED
The Sustainable Light Swing is an interactive light installation powered by kinetic energy. Created by Guilherme Pena Costa and Ingrid Gabor, the swing is designed with the purpose of inviting people to
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