The Science of Sustainability

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L.E.D. There Be Light

L.E.D. There Be Light

Paying less for more: how energy-efficient LED bulbs outshine the competition while saving you money.

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'Tis The Season for the Science of Holiday Lights

'Tis The Season for the Science of Holiday Lights

Learn about the science of holiday lights with Discovery Street Tours in December.

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How CFLs Got Their Bad Rap

How CFLs Got Their Bad Rap

CFLs — maligned for their industrial color and low-quality manufacturing — deserve better.

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Goodbye to the Lightbulb We All Know and Love

Goodbye to the Lightbulb We All Know and Love

What’s killing the familiar bulb is an act of Congress that mandated efficiency standards that incandescents cannot meet.

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Make Dazzling Illuminated Costumes for Halloween

Make Dazzling Illuminated Costumes for Halloween

Halloween is quickly approaching us and there's no time like the present to get started on your very own, extremely unique Halloween costume.

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Me and CFLs Haven't Parted Ways Just Yet

Me and CFLs Haven't Parted Ways Just Yet

Some readers may have noted that I declared my allegiance to light-emitting diodes LEDs, in a recent blog, since they are potentially much more energy efficient than CFLs. But we'll have to live with CFLs until LEDs become more cost effective…

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R.I.P. for CFLs? LEDs to Light our Future

R.I.P. for CFLs? LEDs to Light our Future

I've been a cheerleader for compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) in this blog and will abandon the technology in a millisecond. When it comes to technology, my loyalties are short lived.

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