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Energy Efficient Lighting

Great Design Made to Measure: Not to Be Taken Lightly

Ken Carbone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ken Carbone

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres nicely sums up why great lighting matters: "In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better."

Dim and Dimmer: House Nixes Funding for Light Bulb Efficiency Enforcement (Again)

Elliott Negin | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Burgess's amendment is more theater than anything else, given that U.S. lighting manufacturers are complying with the standards, enforcement funding or not.

Staking Energy Vampires Through the Heart

David Dodge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
David Dodge

Think of Godo Stoyke as a modern day, energy efficiency obsessed version of Van Helsing. He's ready to slay the power vampires in your home and seek out energy savings big and small.

To Save Money Lighting Your Home, Get Back to the Basics

Dan R. Fink | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Dan R. Fink

I've been living off the grid, 11 miles from the nearest power pole, since 1991. That certainly tilts my bias toward using the most efficient lighting technology available, everywhere in my home. But what I actually have is a mix of all the available technologies.

A New Frontier In Energy Efficient Lighting?

Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: Some big 'n’ bright news from the world of energy-efficient lighting today: GE has announced the wo...

C U in Hell, CFLs!

Neil Wagner | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green
Neil Wagner

I call energy efficient bulbs an important technology for our fight against climate change. That sets me apart slightly from critics who call them low quality bulbs that are being forced down our throats by government regulation.2011-09-01-imagepull.jpg

PHOTOS: Coolest Lamps Ever?

Posted 08.17.2011 | Green

From Inhabitat: If you've been looking for the perfect eco-friendly lamp to illuminate your space while saving on your electricity costs, we've got...

Start the Green Revolution Without U.S.

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Not that long ago, it seemed Americans had decided, for economic, national security, and environmental reasons, we were going to be enthusiastic participants in the green revolution. But the pendulum has clearly swung in the other direction.

15 Innovative Energy-Saving Lamps For Your Home

Inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There's a million ways to make a lamp - but all lamps are not suited to the same purposes, nor are they all made from eco-friendly materials or able t...

Green Lighting 101

Inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

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 ...

IKEA Unveils Solig, New Line Of Solar-Powered Lighting

Inhabitat | Diane Pham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In just a few weeks IKEA will be stocking their shelves with a new line of solar-powered summer night lighting!...

Eco Etiquette: Help! Compact Fluorescent Lights Are Ugly!

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I try my best to be environmentally conscious (I recycle, bike to work, buy organic when possible), so I recently bought CFLs for my whole house -- bu...