Are LEDs Cost-Effective?

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Are LED Downlights Economically Viable? Buildings, June 24, 2016 One-for-one LED replacements for fluorescent downlights can save nearly 40% in lighting-related energy use, according to a field study conducted by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) on behalf of the GSA’s Green Proving Ground program. Tested in three GSA buildings in Dallas, Philadelphia and Auburn, WA, the … Read more

A DOE Standard Could Phase out CFLs

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DOE proposes light bulb standard EE News, February 12, 2016. Image credit: suvajit DOE issued a proposed rule this afternoon for light bulbs that would likely lead to the phaseout of compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), analysts say. The rule has been under discussion for more than a decade. It was affected by a “light bulb rider” … Read more

Could Smart Thermostats Be the New Low-Hanging Fruit?

Are Smart Thermostats the New CFLS? Energy Efficiency Markets, October 13, 2015. Image credit: Sébastien Barré Commonwealth Edison, Nest, ecobee, gas utilities and advocacy groups are working together on the lengthy project. ComEd hopes to see the million mark reached in about five years, according to George Malek, ComEd’s director of energy efficiency services. CFLs were … Read more

What’s the Carbon Footprint of a Reading Light?

What’s the most energy-efficient kind of light? Grist, March 30, 2015 Q. Does it save energy to burn candles instead of running an eco-bulb? I currently have one 18W compact fluorescent in my lounge. Please don’t say this is a burning question. Dave C. Dunedin A. Dearest Dave, To answer your question, we must turn … Read more