Experiences in an All-LED Home
As I reported in a previous article in Home Energy, this all started in August 2010, when we discovered that a rat had eaten gaping holes in the outlet hose of our dishwasher. When all the ...
It seems that everywhere we look these days--homes, apartments, dormitories, offices--people are using halogen torchieres to light up their lives. And what's not to like? [continue reading]
Place enough lighting loggers in enough homes for a long enough time and you should get a good idea of how long people leave their lights on. [continue reading]
Most lighting studies focus on average lighting energy use or on how much energy can be saved by retrofitting large numbers of homes. However, at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), we were interested in finding out how much lighting energy we could save in a single house. [continue reading]
The replacement of incandescent lighting--particularly hallway fixtures and exit signs that consume electricity 8,760 hours a year in many multifamily buildings--with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) yields substantial energy savings and should be easy to promote. [continue reading]
As new and improved energy-efficient lighting technologies appear on the market, creative choices for designing home lighting have never been greater. [continue reading]
Do you know that, according to the DOE, the United States uses up energy worth nearly a million dollars every ...
The different types of windows homeowners might consider may include wood, vinyl, and fiberglass. Most people think that wood is ...