The Energy Star LED Difference
In early 2013, EPA challenged retailers to sell 20 million Energy Star-certified LED lightbulbs by Earth Day 2014. The results are in, and U.S. retailers—with the help of manufacturers and utilities—more than exceeded ...
There is a light at the top of the staircase of opportunity for improved residential lighting, but odds are it's not as bright or efficient as it could be. [continue reading]
Compact fluorescent lighting technology has changed radically in the past three years. The lights have gotten smaller, the light quality has improved, and the variety of sizes and shapes has increased. [continue reading]
Since the early 1980s, many utility companies have been puzzling over the paradox of consumers' attitudes towards the compact fluorescent lamp. [continue reading]
In April 1994, General Electric (G.E.) Lighting announced that "the world's first practical compact high-tech induction reflector lamp" would be on the market in Europe within weeks. [continue reading]
With U.S. sales approaching 50 million lamps per year (and 250 million globally), compact fluorescent systems are increasingly popular. However, efforts to promote their use in the residential market have mostly been limited to utility rebate programs for screw-based lamps. [continue reading]
I have been involved in home automation heavily over the last few years. At my home in Utah, I started ...
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) recently introduced www.bpi.org for consumers, a new interactive website designed to educate ...