There are many ways to save energy in the home and one of the most efficient is the right use of home automation. Here are the top five ways you can use home automation to turn your house into a smart, energy-saving abode.
When choosing light bulbs for the home, a close look shows that the most eco-friendly choice - LED light bulbs - can also result in the greatest long-term cost savings.
CFLs use 75 percent less energy and last 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb. I know that when I purchased new lamps for my house, they had a whole shelf of incandescent bulbs right next to it, and I had to go search the store for CFLs, so I understand if you are currently using incandescent bulbs. But it’s worth the switch — not only are CFLs equal in light quality, they last way longer and will save you hundreds of dollars over their lifetime.
Reuse burnt-out lightbulbs to make this adorable, unique DIY holiday wreath.
Tips on how to conserve energy at home with Energy Star compact fluorescent light bulbs.
NXP's wifi light bulb would allow homeowners to turn LED and compact fluorescent lights on and off from anywhere, using any Internet-enabled device. Some say it's the first step toward building "smart" computer-controlled homes. Do we need this?
A new study warns that energy-efficient LED light bulbs contain potentially hazardous metals. Some lights had eight times the amount of lead allowed by California law.
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) assures consumers that manufacturers have rectified many of the issues related to using CFLs, making them into mere myths. These issues include usage in three-way fixtures, non-compatibility in dimmers, the high price of CFLs and CFL use in fans and candelabras. Additionally, CFL users should understand the lifespan of the bulb and causes of flicker.
Most Americans have tried low-energy light bulbs and like them.
Some consumers are wary of the impending federal phaseout of incandescent light bulbs. Are you?
GE Unveils Unique Hybrid Halogen-CFL Light Bulb Coming in 2011
Tell us what you think! We'd like to know whether you're using compact-fluorescent light bulbs at home and why or why not.
President Obama and the Department of Energy are creating new standards for energy-efficiency in lighting.
Improvements in incandescent light bulb technology give compact fluorescent bulbs a revamped competitor.
A new government-sponsored program calls for India to replace 400 million incandescent bulbs with CFLs by 2012.
LEDs are all around us. Here are some of the ways these great green lightbulbs are being used, and a little more information about how they work.
Want to learn more about the benefits of compact fluorescents (CFLs)? Here's a fast explanation of how the new efficient light bulbs can be better.
For holiday cheer that uses less fossil-fueled energy consider LED Christmas lights.