The Most Efficient Chest Freezers

Whirlpool Chest Freezer: Energy Star Qualified

When researching energy efficient appliances, we often turn to the recommendations of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The ACEEE continues to publish helpful information about all sorts of appliances, including freezers. The ninth edition of their Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, published in fall 2007, contains helpful information about selecting a […]

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Kid’s Trailer Bikes For 2010

trailer-bike

Want to bring your child along on an extended bike ride? One easy way is to use a trailer bike — it’s a one-wheeled bike extension that attaches to the back of your bike. Your smaller companion can then assist you with pedaling, while you control the steering and speed. If  your child gets tired, […]

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Breakthough: $25 LED Light Bulbs Available Soon

LED Light Bulb: The Zetalux 2 by EarthLED

I’ve been testing the new Zeta-Lux 2 LED light bulb from EarthLED. This bulb looks similar to the first Zeta-Lux –but this bulb retails for $25 instead of $40. This means you can get a 40-watt equivalent LED bulb that consumes just 6 watts. The color temperature of the Zeta-Lux 2 is a pleasing 2800K. […]

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The Best LCD TV Under $500

Best LCD TV Under $500

LCD TVs are energy efficient, and today,you can find good LCD TVs for under $500. Here are our picks for the best LCD TVs under $500: Best Picture Quality: LG 42LK450 1080p LCD HDTV LG is known for having the best picture quality in budget TVs. This “42LK450″ LCD TV from LG is no exception — […]

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Tested: 240 Lumen LED Bike Light For $20

Cree Q5 LED Flashlight On Bike

Important Update: After testing a second unit, I can no longer recommend this product as a bike light. The trouble is that the flashlight popped out of its container whenever I rode over a curb. The problem seems to be the weight of the flashlight. One positive note — the Cree flashlight itself proved to […]

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