Color Temperature – Why You Need To Know

Ack, I had one more lighting article kicking around…and here it is. Color temperature is one of those topics everyone will be familiar with, but not understand. And you don’t really need to understand it, but if you’re discussing lighting and light quality, then color temperature will come up. The radiation mechanics and what …

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CFL vs LED – Lighting’s Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny

If the title is confusing, google ‘ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny’ and I’ll wait *hums to himself*. OK, we’re back. Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) have been gaining popularity in the last decade despite some well documented drawbacks. They’ve become synonymous with energy efficiency and saving electricity. So much so that CFLs have experienced a considerable …

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How to Pick a CFL (Take The Curly One)?

The shortcomings of CFLs have been amply demonstrated (and I did my share of demonstrating in this article). The color of light is harsh, they’re more expensive than folks are used to, they don’t dim, they contain mercury, and incandescent bulbs are being phased out, forcing choice but limiting your options. Ultimately, LED bulbs, …

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LED Light Bulbs – One Possible Future of Home Lighting

Hey, I almost titled this post, ‘The Future of Lighting is Bright’. So let’s be thankful that didn’t happen. In the energy conservation rodeo, CFLs (compact fluorescent lights) get all the attention. They’re like the Clydesdales trotted out at the beginning of a county fair. Big, impressive and apt to make a mess. But …

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Halogen Lights – The Prehistory of Energy Efficient Lighting

我米entioned a few other times that even though some folks are grumpy about the phase out of incandescent lights, it was inevitable. Incandescent lights are a 120 year old technology and the idea we can’t do better is laughable. Even with their shortcomings, CFL bulbs are a huge step up in energy efficiency. …

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CFL灯泡 - 您的卷曲尾型节能照明

CFL bulbs, or compact fluorescent lights have developed quite a stigma over the last few years. Between their (very real) shortcomings and apprehension over the upcoming change in bulb efficiency standards, CFL bulbs haven’t exactly been warmly embraced. But right now, they are the best tool to effectively reduce lighting electrical use as long …

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