INFOGRAPHIC: Which type of lightbulb reigns supreme?

July 2, 2015 by  
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After being used for over 100 years it’s fairly safe to say that the incandescent bulb is old technology, and it has taken a long time for new technology to replace it. After a brief rise in the popularity of CFLs, the most recent technology to catch on is the LED bulb – but are they worth the additional expense? This infographic from Sunpower UK compares the three different types of bulbs and reveals which type is the best bang for your buck. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Which type of lightbulb reigns supreme? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: best type of lightbulb , CFL bulbs , cfl lighting , green bulbs , green lighting , green lled , greenest bulb , incandescent bulbs , infographic , LED , LED bulbs , LED lighting , reader submission

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Colorful noise-pollution barriers that also generate solar energy being tested in the Netherlands

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Technology research is often about finding ways to combine two different functions into one tool or, as you might have heard it said before, kill two birds with one stone. In the Netherlands, a consortium of research facilities and energy companies is a little closer to doing just that. By combining solar energy generation with much-needed noise-reduction barriers along a busy Dutch highway, the team hopes to prove that they’ve developed an environmentally-friendly solution to two of modern life’s biggest challenges. Read the rest of Colorful noise-pollution barriers that also generate solar energy being tested in the Netherlands Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , Eindhoven University , Energy research Centre of the Netherlands , Michael Debije , Netherlands , noise pollution , noise reduction , solar energy application center , solar energy generating noise barriers , Solar noise barriers , Solar Power , SONOB , space netherlands , tu/e , van campen industries

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Jewel Box Villa takes energy-efficient green homes to a hip new level in Switzerland

July 2, 2015 by  
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LIVE LAMP is a Plant-Studded Sphere of Light

July 9, 2010 by  
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Fluorescent lights might not be your first choice for ambient outdoor lighting this summer, but the LIVE LAMP transforms that unenchanting frigid glow into a beautiful globe radiating with life. Designed by Kara Bartlet for the Summer 2010 to(HOLD) line, this otherworldly piece is a glowing glass orb patterned with eighty living Fuschii V Gracillis Tillandsia air plants

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Beautiful Balmoral Water Reservoir House by Riddel Architecture

July 9, 2010 by  
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Nestled behind a hedge at the top of a typical residential street in Brisbane, Australia, a large water tower has gone domestic. Faced with obsolescence, the 1940s cylindrical concrete tower in the Brisbane suburb of Balmoral has been converted into a unique residence by Riddel Architecture

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How to Use Tech to Plan and Green Your Summer Vacation

July 9, 2010 by  
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It’s true that travel is considered pretty ungreen due to the carbon footprint that most forms of transportation generate, but if you’re smart about it, there are many ways to plan your vacations so that they’re greener . Check out our picks for the best online tools, apps, and services that can help you tread more lightly as you travel. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Carbonfund , CheapTickets , ecotourism , Expedia , Facebook , flickr , green iphone apps , green travel , greenmeter app , Kayak , Lonely Planet , Lonely Planet iphone app , Orbitz , Photobucket , Shutterfly , Snapfish , Sustainable Travel International , TerraPass , Travelocity Travel for Good

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IKEA Turns Out the Lights on Incandescent Bulb Sales

July 9, 2010 by  
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Housewares mega-retailer IKEA has announced that it will stop selling traditional incandescent light bulbs in its U.S. stores effective January 1, 2011. This fall, IKEA will introduce a “retro-fit” halogen bulb that fits in a conventional socket and produces warm light with a third less electricity.

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