LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes)

In recent years, significant advances have been made in the manufacturing of LED bulbs. Once used only as power indicators on appliances, LEDs can now be used to light a room or in powerful flashlights. Some of the advantages of LEDs are: LEDs use about 1/50 of the power of standard incandescent bulbs, and half the power of compact fluorescents …

Cold Cathode Compact Fluorescents (CCFs)

Cold Cathode Fluorescent lights draw very little power for the light they deliver. CCFs produce up to 80 lumens per watt. Halogen lights typically produce 15-18 lumens per watt, and the most efficient white LEDs on the market produce 23 lumens per watt. CCF lights provide up to 25,000 hours of service life and unlimited starts. The CCFs are similar …

Help With Light Bulbs Terms

Bulb Types   Bulb Base Types Color Temperature The color temperature of light refers to the temperature to which one would have to heat a "black body" source to produce light of similar spectral characteristics. Color Temperature is expressed in degrees Kelvin (K). Low color temperature implies warmer (more yellow/red) light while high color temperature implies a colder (more blue) …

GAC (Granulated Active Carbon)

Carbon has long been used to absorb impurities and is perhaps the most powerful absorbent known. Activated carbon is carbon which has a slight electro-positive charge added to it, making it even more attractive to chemicals and impurities. As the water passes over the positively charged carbon surface, the negative ions of the contaminants are drawn to the surface of …

Best All-Round Indoor Plants

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum “Mauna Loa”) Peace Lily removes benzene, xylene and toluene found in nail polish, paints, solvents, and adhesives as well as trichloroethylene (TCE). TCE is a commercial product found in a wide variety of industrial uses such as metal degreasing and dry cleaning. It is also found in printing inks, paints, lacquers, varnishes and adhesives. Wash the leaves …

Plants Good For Formaldehyde Removal

Dwarf Date Palm (Phoenix Roebelenii) Boston Fern (Nephrolepis Exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’) Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) Philodendron Selloum

Comfort Glow Blue Flame Vent-Free

Notes from Manufacturer: Comfort Glow Blue Flame Vent-Free Natural Gas heater with thermostat. Heats an area up to 1000 Sq. Ft. No outside venting required. Has a built in safety-Oxygen Depletion Sensor. Push-button piezo ignition for matchless start. Has 2 heat settings 15000 BTU and 30000 BTU. Purchase from: Buy Online or Heater Shop ($179)

Mr. Heater’s Portable Buddy Propane Heater

Mr. Heater’s Portable Buddy radiant heater provides safe heat for chilly garages, tents, patios, porches, cabins, fishing shanties, truck caps, barns — anywhere you want to stay warm. The Buddy may also be used inside your home, in case of a power outage. Certified by CSA International (American Gas Association), Mr. Heater’s Portable Buddy heater uses new heating technology to …