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Philips Unveils World’s First LED Replacement for Most Common Bulb

Philips Unveils World’s First LED Replacement for Most Common Bulb

There are over 425 million 60 watt incandescent bulbs sold every year, which makes the energy-sucking globes the most commonly used bulbs in the United States. Lighting the way to a more energy-efficient

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13 Smart, Green ECOnomical Gifts for Mother’s Day!

13 Smart, Green ECOnomical Gifts for Mother’s Day!

GLASS BEAD PENDANT NECKLACE - $20 This extravagant fair trade glass bead fringe necklace is sure to make your mom swoon. Its delicate glass beads reflect hours of handiwork by artisans in India

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LED Lamp Made From 97% Soap is the Epitome of Clean Tech

LED Lamp Made From 97% Soap is the Epitome of Clean Tech

LEDs offer a lot of advantages over incandescent bulbs - they're extremely energy efficient, can last for up to 17 years, and they're cool to the touch, since very little energy is emitted as heat.

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GE Unveils New Omnidirection LED Bulb That Will Last 17 Years

GE Unveils New Omnidirection LED Bulb That Will Last 17 Years

GE will soon release to the public an updated version of the LED bulb that will be omnidirectional and long lasting. Right now, most LED bulbs project light in only one direction and aesthetically, the

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Tokujin Yoshioka Grows a “Stellar” Chandelier From Living Crystal

Tokujin Yoshioka Grows a “Stellar” Chandelier From Living Crystal

Why construct furnishings and housewares from scratch when we can grow them from the ground up? As a preview to this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has unveiled a

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Toshiba Kills Incandescent Bulb Production

Toshiba Kills Incandescent Bulb Production

Yesterday, Toshiba ended its manufacture of mass-market incandescent light bulbs--bulbs that use a ton of energy, burn out quickly and pale in comparison in terms of energy efficiency to CFLs and LEDs.

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Philips Lumiblade Reflections OLED Mirrorwall Now Available

Philips Lumiblade Reflections OLED Mirrorwall Now Available

Lumiblade tiles use OLED technology, which allows for a very homogenous surface light. Unlike LEDs, this light will never have those pesky hot spots. OLEDs work by passing low levels of electricity

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ArmorLite: A CFL Bulb Without The Risk of Toxic Mercury Exposure

ArmorLite: A CFL Bulb Without The Risk of Toxic Mercury Exposure

Compact fluorescent light bulbs are the light source of choice for budget-minded greenies everywhere, but they come with one big drawback:  a potentially dangerous mercury-filled center. If you

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Hugo Chavez Sends Army to Change All Lights in Venezuela to CFLs

Hugo Chavez Sends Army to Change All Lights in Venezuela to CFLs

Due to a bad drought that's dried up the hydroelectric plants that supply more than two-thirds of its power, Venezuela has been suffering through its worst energy crisis in the last 50 years. President

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Scientists Find Way to Turn LED Lights Into Wireless Internet Source

Scientists Find Way to Turn LED Lights Into Wireless Internet Source

Photo: Velo Steve via Flickr LEDs are already known for being a super energy efficient way to light up a room, but did you know that they might also be a way for you to connect to the internet? That's

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Next-Generation Nanofiber Bulbs on the Horizon

Next-Generation Nanofiber Bulbs on the Horizon

Want to ditch your inefficient incandescent bulbs for some energy-saving compact fluorescent (CFL) ones? Be prepared to deal with toxic chemicals inside the bulbs.  Now there's another option: nanofiber

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Dazzling Chandelier Made of Old Incandescent Bulbs

Dazzling Chandelier Made of Old Incandescent Bulbs

The ubiquitous incandescent light bulb has come a long way since its invention 130 years ago and is now the star of Tim Fishlock's memorial art piece entitled What Watt? This dazzling chandelier speaks

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IKEA Unveils New Line of Solar-Powered Lighting

IKEA Unveils New Line of Solar-Powered Lighting

Now there’s no excuse not to bring solar power into your life - in just a few weeks IKEA will be stocking their shelves with a new line of solar-powered summer night lighting! Dubbed SOLIG, the

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CES 2010: Greener Gadgets Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show!

CES 2010: Greener Gadgets Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show!

The 2010 edition of CES is in full effect in Las Vegas and with it all of the latest gadgets, gizmos and technologies ranging from automotive to internet and wireless. Walking the floor it was clear that

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ECO ART: A Glimpse Into COP15′s Exhibits and Installations

ECO ART: A Glimpse Into COP15′s Exhibits and Installations

Whether it's through education, perspective-shifting installations, scientific research, or direct action, art is very much a part of the global-warming dialogue and this has never been more apparent than

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New Super Efficient Pharox 60 LED Bulbs Last for 25 Years

New Super Efficient Pharox 60 LED Bulbs Last for 25 Years

One of the most exciting new products we found at West Coast Green this past weekend is the latest innovation by Lemnis Lighting, the Pharox 60 LED Dimmable Lightbulb, that uses just 6 Watts and has the

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Panasonic’s New LED Bulbs Shine for 19 Years

Panasonic’s New LED Bulbs Shine for 19 Years

Despite lasting longer and being more efficient than both incandescent and CFL bulbs, LEDs haven't caught on because of their sky-high prices. But now Panasonic wants to bring LEDs to the mainstream -- at

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Europe’s Incandescent Light Bulb Ban Begins Today

Europe’s Incandescent Light Bulb Ban Begins Today

Europe's ban on incandescent light bulbs goes into effect today in an attempt to enforce energy efficiency standards on lighting. As of today, retail stores are no longer allowed to purchase high wattage

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IS IT GREEN?: The Compact Fluorescent Light

IS IT GREEN?: The Compact Fluorescent Light

Shortly after Al Gore debuted An Inconvenient Truth the general public started giving a damn about climate change -- at least superficially. And in a massive wave of effort to show off our new

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Milan 2009: Euroluce Lighting Exhibition

Milan 2009: Euroluce Lighting Exhibition

We saw quite a few environmentally-conscious trends at the Milan Furniture Fair's bi-annual showcase of lighting products, Euroluce. With energy use in mind, LEDs showed up from almost every company. As

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Milan 2009: Philips Debuts Ledino Lighting Collection

Milan 2009: Philips Debuts Ledino Lighting Collection

As part of the Euroluce exhibition at the Milan Furniture Fair, Royal Philips Electronics showcased a wide range of cutting edge LED lighting products. Our favorite designs on display were part of their

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Soil Powered Lamp: A Fresh Take on “Dirty Energy”

Soil Powered Lamp: A Fresh Take on “Dirty Energy”

Soil naturally contains energy conducive metals like zinc, copper and iron, and microbial fuel cells (sometimes referred to as an earth batteries) are capable of converting electrolytes in soil into

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The Bright Idea Light Bulb Shade

The Bright Idea Light Bulb Shade

Many of our readers have already switched out their incandescent light bulbs in favor of energy-efficient CFLs, and for this we applaud you! However for those out there who have not made the switch, it

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Sharp’s Earthquake Detecting Solar Streetlights

Sharp’s Earthquake Detecting Solar Streetlights

Although not as aesthetically pleasing as those bio-mimicking Leaf lamps, these solar streetlights not only provide ample nighttime lighting, but also offer assistance in the event of a major earthquake.

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Chain Desk Lamp: Bright and Compact

Chain Desk Lamp: Bright and Compact

Working during the day, using old-fashioned sunlight, is no doubt the best option for eco-saavy individuals looking to save energy. But as life sometimes requires working into the wee hours of the night,

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Earth Day, China, and the Trouble with Leading by Example

Earth Day, China, and the Trouble with Leading by Example

I have mixed feelings about Earth Day as a holiday. The various gestures and campaigns it incites often seem hastily cast towards a brief window of opportunity during which people care about the

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Cheap LEDs to Light Up Africa and Beyond

Cheap LEDs to Light Up Africa and Beyond

We love our LEDs for lamps and Christmas lights, but there's a global application for LEDs that could bring inexpensive and efficient light to the 75% of Africa that lacks dependable access to clean, safe

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TOP 10 GREEN DESIGN STORIES OF 2007

TOP 10 GREEN DESIGN STORIES OF 2007

With the new year rapidly approaching, now is a great time to stop and reflect on 2007. Looking back on the past year, and forward to the new one, we at Inhabitat are excited to see such great progress

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IRELAND BANS INCANDESCENT LIGHT BULBS

IRELAND BANS INCANDESCENT LIGHT BULBS

In a bold and laudable move, Ireland has just announced plans to ban the sale of incandescent light-bulbs by the year 2009. This makes it the first European nation to outlaw the old energy hogging bulbs.

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LED Lights: Dreamin’ of a Green Christmas

LED Lights: Dreamin’ of a Green Christmas

The holidays are just around the bend! For all you holiday planners with decorating on the brain, make sure to light up your holiday nights this year with the greenest Christmas lights available - LEDS.

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