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LED "Bulb" Fits Fluorescent Tube Fixture

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Aug 26, 2014 11:46:12 AM

At Last, an LED “Bulb” fits effortlessly into existing traditional fluorescent fixture. Retrofitting from fluorescent to even more efficient LED lighting in the ubiquitous ceiling fixture has to date meant buying a new fixture not just replacing the bulb.

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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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Lighting Retrofits Offset Energy Rate Increases

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Jun 5, 2014 1:54:00 PM

Low-heat LED track lighting provides the “Pop” and contrast ratio of high-intensity halogens with the efficiency, low-heat and low- maintenance cost of an LED.

Precision-Paragon (P2) recommends that businesses undertake lighting retrofits before expected five percent electricity-price increases take effect.
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Bright Light in Green Transportation: Solar Roadways

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

May 29, 2014 12:32:00 PM

When I heard about the potential for solar-cell roadways that light up with LEDs, all I could think about was the iconic Disco dance John Travolta did years ago on a lighted dance floor.

But this isn’t the movies (well, there are some videos), and it isn’t 1977. A 2014 crowd-sourcing fund raising effort with indiegogo has raised close to $400,000 or 40 percent of the million dollars that the Idaho-based Solar Roadways needs to launch its effort to pave driveways, roads and parking lots with hexagonal solar-cell paving. Could this be a new era in green transportation? 

 

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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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