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New 12 Watt LED Closely Matches 60 Watt Incandescent

by Justin Thomas •

The AmbientLED from Philips is the latest LED light designed to replace the 60 watt bulbs in people’s homes. Unlike older LEDs I tested, this light is definitely up to that job. It gives off 800 lumens of warm light, while running on 12 watts. It’s the first LED light to earn an ENERGY STAR qualification. To qualify, a 60-watt …

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Breakthough: $25 LED Light Bulbs Available Soon

by Justin Thomas •

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. These bulbs are very durable …

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The World’s Largest Solar Stadium: 1.3 Megawatts

by Justin Thomas •

The world’s largest solar stadium began operation this week. It’s the Stade De Suisse, located in Bern, Switzerland. Originally, the stadium had 7930 solar cells from Kyocera installed, but recently an additional 2808 solar cells were added. The stadium now has an overall output of 1.3 megawatts of power, and it is expect to produce about 1.134 gigawatt hours of …

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553 Megawatts of Solar To Power 400,000 Homes

by Justin Thomas •

It’s the largest single commitment to buy solar power. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has entered into a renewable energy agreement with Solel to purchase renewable energy from the Mojave Solar Park, to be constructed in California’s Mojave Desert. The project will deliver 553 megawatts of solar power, the equivalent of powering 400,000 homes, to PG&E’s customers in northern …

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Zero-Energy House: It Uses Solar Power and Hydrogen

by Justin Thomas •

The New York Times just published a report on home that uses a unique system to generate hydrogen using solar power. The system was built by Mike Strizki, the 50-year-old director of Advanced Solar Products, a solar installation company, designed a backyard power plant that provides all the house’s energy, using a combination of solar panels and solar-generated hydrogen. Here’s …

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The Best LED Floor Lamps

by Justin Thomas •

Even in these modern times, LED floor lamps are tricky to find. We, however, found one by Adesso, the Eternity Floor Lamp, which incorporates 20 white LEDs. So what can you expect from an LED floor lamp? Well, white LEDs will emit a concentrated, bluish-white light. So these lamps are great for accent lighting. As far as energy goes, these …

11 Watt Compact Fluorescent 120V

by Justin Thomas •

The equivalent of 60W incandescent bulb, but emits full spectrum light similar to daylight, uses only 11W. Available from: Gaiam.Com ($9)

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23 Watt Dimmable Compact Fluorescent 120V

by Justin Thomas •

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.