5 Steps to Turn Your House into a Smart, Energy-Saving Home

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.

Weighing the Switch to LED Lighting

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.

CFL Myths Exposed

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.  

Consumer Lighting

GE Unveils Unique Hybrid Halogen-CFL Light Bulb Coming in 2011

Do You Use CFLs at Home?

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. 

Getting to Know Your LEDs

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.