Enlux, a company in Arizona, has created floodlights built from LEDs. They did this by removing the diodes from their individual plastic housings and clustering them on a heat-dissipating circuit board, known as a light engine. They also created finned aluminum housing that spreads the heat across its surface. The 22-watt floodlight ($80) gives off… [Continue Reading]
Compact fluorescents are an efficient lighting source, but the bulbs do contain mercury (usually around 5 mg) and should be disposed of properly. To find a place to dispose of them, search for locations by zipcode here. The amount of mercury contained in them is much less than the amount of mercury released during the… [Continue Reading]
This is a meta-efficient bulb because it is a 12V compact fluorescent. Available in 15-watts, equal to a 60-watt incandescent (880 lumens), or 23-watts, equal to a 100-watt incandescent (1350 lumens). These lights have a warm color (2700K), operate at 14° to 130°, and measure 5.2"L x 2.1" diameter.
The equivalent of 60W incandescent bulb, with the same warm glow, uses only 11W. Available from: Gaiam.Com ($8) or for around $2 on Ebay.
The equivalent of 60W incandescent bulb, but emits full spectrum light similar to daylight, uses only 11W. Available from: Gaiam.Com ($9)
Three-way compact fluorescents are now available. This bulb offers the warm glow of an incandescent in three different wattages: 11, 22 and 33 watts, comparable to 40, 75 and 115 watt of a standard bulb. Available from: Amazon ($11.90)
A compact fluorescent that works works with most standard dimmers. Equivalent to a 90W incandescent bulb. Available from: Amazon for about $14. Also available is a 15W bulb.
A 15W dimmable floodlight compact fluorescent. Works with standard dimmers. Available from: Amazon for about $15.