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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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Everything is Illuminated, All the Time

Everything is Illuminated, All the Time

The world is not as dark as it used to be. Light pollution can come directly from light bulbs, or it can bounce off of dust and water droplets in the air, creating a bright haze called skyglow. But there are ways to dim the lights and reduce their effects—and save energy in the process.

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How toxic is a busted compact florescent bulb?

How toxic is a busted compact florescent bulb?

Which is worse for you, a can of tuna or a broken CFL bulb? Sorry, Charlie…

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Reporter's Notes: Let's Weatherize!

Reporter's Notes: Let's Weatherize!

Since people seem to nod off a bit when I say I'm working on a story about energy efficiency, I've had to re-tool my pitch. "It's a story about how installing solar panels or a wind turbine is the last thing you should do to green your house," I say, perhaps a little over-dramatically.

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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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