Tag: incandescent bulbs

  • Home Improvement: The Truth About Going Green

    Home Improvement: The Truth About Going Green

    Shutterstock / Chones When it comes to green home improvements, a lot of people are stuck in black-and-white thinking. Either you install solar panels or you might as well continue to gobble fossil fuel. Either you use sustainable materials or you destroy old-growth forests. The reality, of course, lies... Continue Reading

  • Lightbulbs: Make an Enlightened Choice

    Lightbulbs: Make an Enlightened Choice

    Lightbulbs in their many forms have become a hot topic in recent years. But deciding which to buy and for use can be daunting. Currently there are four types of bulbs -- incandescent, compact fluorescent (known as CFL), halogen and light-emitting diode (LED) . Each differs greatly, so we'll illuminate you... Continue Reading

  • LEDs Find Their Way Home

    LEDs Find Their Way Home

    A study published yesterday by Osram, a German Lighting company, proves once and for all that LED bulbs and lamps require less energy to manufacture than incandescent bulbs. And the differences don't stop there: While incandescent bulbs last 1000-2000 hours, LEDs have a lifespan of 25,000 hours, and can reduce... Continue Reading