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Orwellian? LED Lights Save Energy But Cameras Can View Our Every Move

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Jul 2, 2014 1:06:00 PM

LED lights turn on as you walk down a hallway or through a parking lot or a garage, but as the lights illuminate, cameras inside the fixtures are looking at you and may have already read and recorded your license plate. Someone with access can know what time you arrived and maybe what you took out or put in the car.

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Four Consumer Trends Shaping the Future of Home Appliances

Posted by GE Appliances

Mar 31, 2014 12:07:54 PM

Many consumer appliance trends come and go quickly while others, such as stainless steel, remain popular for decades.

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Do LED Lights Save Energy?

Posted by RESNET

Apr 18, 2013 12:10:00 PM

THE INCANDESCENT LIGHT BULB – the one we all know – is slowly being replaced by new technology. A typical light bulb uses electricity to heat a filament wire to a high temperature to produce a glow. It is highly effective but at the same time how often do you change a bulb in a well-used room in an average year? Let’s face it, incandescent bulbs are not made to last.

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Study: Firefly Anatomy Improves LEDs

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Mar 13, 2013 10:15:00 AM

WITH THE PHASEOUT OF incandescent light bulbs, and the disposal and performance problems of CFLs, light emitting diodes (LEDs) have become an obvious path toward more efficient, reliable lighting.

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VIDEO: Outdoor Lighting Defines Your Style

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Oct 16, 2012 12:51:00 PM

KICHLER LIGHTING'S DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY TRENDS, Jeff Dross, discusses how outdoor lighting can help define your style.

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