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What Can You Do with Old Incandescent Bulbs? Turn Them into a Dazzling Chandelier

What Can You Do with Old Incandescent Bulbs? Turn Them into a Dazzling Chandelier

The ubiquitous incandescent light bulb has come a long way since its invention 130 years ago, and as we all swap out our old bulbs for energy-efficient LEDs and such, there are countless old glass

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Modern House on the Prairie Complements its Natural Surroundings

Modern House on the Prairie Complements its Natural Surroundings

On the expansive prairies of Yelm, Washington, almost every home is traditional and decidedly farmhouse, except one. Eric and Melinda and their two Labradors live in a “modern home on the prairie,”

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VIDEO: How to Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Federal Light Bulb Phase-Out

VIDEO: How to Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Federal Light Bulb Phase-Out

You may have heard some buzz about the light bulb phase out - but do you know the details of what is actually happening and when? The Federal Energy Independence and Securities act began in the U.S. in

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Infographic: How to Save Energy on Lighting

Infographic: How to Save Energy on Lighting

Did you know that the average North American home has over 30 light fixtures, and energy used for lighting can cost anywhere from $150 to $400 each year? By simply upgrading 15 inefficient light bulbs

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2014 Incandescent Bulb Ban Got You Worried? Here are Some Lighting Alternatives

2014 Incandescent Bulb Ban Got You Worried? Here are Some Lighting Alternatives

Before you start thinking the U.S. government is going to kick down your door looking for incandescent bulbs like they’re drugs – that’s not the case. The lighting ban isn’t a true ban; you’re

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How Green Lighting Can Save American Businesses Millions of Dollars

How Green Lighting Can Save American Businesses Millions of Dollars

Installing green lighting may seem like a small and simple change, but it's surprising how hefty the bottom line savings can be. Many companies across the globe have been switching to LEDs quietly and

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Lighting Makeover – Inhabitots Editor Julie Seguss Gets a Money-Saving Light Bulb Overhaul

VIDEO: Inhabitat Lighting Makeover – Inhabitots Editor Julie Seguss Gets a Money-Saving Light Bulb Overhaul

If you read our enlightening “how to switch to LED bulbs” tutorial, you’ve hopefully already seen how much money and energy you can save by replacing your incandescent bulbs, but we

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The Leaf House is an Energy-Efficient Tiny Home Built for the Tundra

The Leaf House is an Energy-Efficient Tiny Home Built for the Tundra

  The Leaf House is the second tiny home that 28-year-old Yuka resident Laird Herbert has designed and completed. The home occupies 162 square feet, and is crafted to be both green and

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Hulger Introduces the Baby Plumen, a Tiny CFL Bulb That’s Big on Style

Hulger Introduces the Baby Plumen, a Tiny CFL Bulb That’s Big on Style

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

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ZOOlamp: Wonderful Animal-Shaped Light Bulbs Turn Your Home into a Glass Menagerie

ZOOlamp: Wonderful Animal-Shaped Light Bulbs Turn Your Home into a Glass Menagerie

ZOOlamps come in 5 varieties: Pettirosso Erithacus rubecula, Pesce palla faraona Arothron meleagris, Pesce palla liscio Sphoeroides pachygaster, Pinguino reale Aptenodytes patagonica, Pipistrello Amazona

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Researchers Find Potential UV Exposure Risk from Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Researchers Find Potential UV Exposure Risk from Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

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.

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HOW TO: Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Big Light Bulb Phase-Out

HOW TO: Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Big Light Bulb Phase-Out

By now, most of you have probably heard about the incandescent light bulb phase-out starting this year (likely as a result of the ridiculous political bickering about the lighting legislation in the

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INFOGRAPHIC: Efficient Light Bulbs to Replace Energy-Sucking 60-Watt Incandescents

INFOGRAPHIC: Efficient Light Bulbs to Replace Energy-Sucking 60-Watt Incandescents

Energy-sucking 60-watt incandescent light bulbs are still found in homes around the world, however there a variety of light bulbs out there that last longer, consume less energy, and provide up to 95% of

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Philips Wins $10 Million Prize with 60-Watt Equivalent Bulb That Uses 1/6th of the Power

Philips Wins $10 Million Prize with 60-Watt Equivalent Bulb That Uses 1/6th of the Power

The US Department of Energy (DOE) just awarded Philips Lighting America the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize along with a cool $10 million for the development of their new energy efficient LED light bulb

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Illuminated Tables and Planters Made from 100% Recycled Plastics

Illuminated Tables and Planters Made from 100% Recycled Plastics

What do you do when you have a room that needs a side table, and an accent lamp? Look to Rotoluxe, a company that makes sustainably, eco-friendly illuminated tables and planters. Their glowing pieces come

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Solar Decathlon 2011: The CHIP House Wears Its Thermal Mass on Its Puffy Sleeve

Solar Decathlon 2011: The CHIP House Wears Its Thermal Mass on Its Puffy Sleeve

The roof-integrated photovoltaic panels will provide 7.8kW of energy. The CHIP team will slant the roof to achieve optimum solar exposure 365 days a year such that the home will have net-zero energy

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Cheeky Sneaker Shaped Lamp by Frances Ranno Lightens Up NY Design Week

Cheeky Sneaker Shaped Lamp by Frances Ranno Lightens Up NY Design Week

Sometimes design shows can feel so serious and pretentious. I mean, how many plastic chairs and wood veneer lamps do we really need to see? That’s why we were thrilled to discover Frances

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Green Lighting 101: Your Guide to Energy Efficient Interior Lighting

Green Lighting 101: Your Guide to Energy Efficient Interior Lighting

When it comes to energy efficiency, the easiest way to start cutting down your monthly bill is through your home's lighting. By making simple changes to the types of bulbs you're using, you can be more

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Cool Coroplast Pendant Lamps Feature CFLs and Can Be Quickly Flatpacked

Cool Coroplast Pendant Lamps Feature CFLs and Can Be Quickly Flatpacked

Cool, modern and undeniably chic, Coroplast Pendant Lights are the intersection of craft and digital fabrication challenging the principles of mass production as we know it today. Individually

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Energy-Efficient ESL Bulbs to Hit Shelves Next Year

Energy-Efficient ESL Bulbs to Hit Shelves Next Year

Not a fan of CFL bulbs but don't want to shell out the cash for LEDs? Enter the Electron Stimulated Luminescence bulb (ESL), designed by Vu1 Corporation. The bulb just passed UL certification -- meaning

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7 Stylish Energy-Saving Desk Lamps Featuring LEDs

7 Stylish Energy-Saving Desk Lamps Featuring LEDs

One of the best ways to cut down your electricity bill is to switch over to LEDs. Not only are these lighting systems more energy-efficient, but they boast a much longer useful life and emit just a

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7 Stylish Energy-Saving LED Desk Lamps

7 Stylish Energy-Saving LED Desk Lamps

If you've been wanting to swap out your electricity guzzling incandescent lamp with a smarter option, the world of LEDs may be just the illumination you're looking for. These radiant light sources are

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Beautiful Pinecone-Inspired Lamps Made from Paper Pulp

Beautiful Pinecone-Inspired Lamps Made from Paper Pulp

At first glance, you wouldn’t expect this luminous lamp to be made from paper pulp -- but lo and behold, the Strobilus has been designed for near 100% recyclability. A beautiful and organic form dreamt

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New Light Bulb Labeling Program Coming Next Year

New Light Bulb Labeling Program Coming Next Year

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has just announced a new labeling program for light bulbs that will help consumers compare the wide range of products available. Although CFL and LED bulbs have been

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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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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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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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Iconic SF Coca-Cola Billboard Gets a Green Makover

Iconic SF Coca-Cola Billboard Gets a Green Makover

Ever pass by the giant glittery Coca-Cola billboard in downtown San Francisco and wonder just how much energy it sucks up? Not nearly as much as it used to, now that the whole thing has been replaced with

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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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