High Intensity (Low Impact) Lamps

Attractive, portable fluorescent lamps are metaefficient — they allow you to light a room using as little as 10W. See our reviews of the latest compact fluorescent bulbs. Pictured here is a lamp by Foscarini. Available from YLighting. See also Ambient Direct.

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Review: Low Rolling Resistance Tires

Green Seal has released another of their well-researched reports, this time covering “Low Rolling Resistance Tires“. The reports presents previously unpublished data on leading tires that have low rolling resistance. But what is rolling resistance exactly? It’s a measurement of how easily the tire rolls down the road — minimizing the energy wasted as heat […]

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The Best Low-Flow Toilets

Early on, low-flow toilets got a bad rap — and justifiably so — their flushing ability left a lot to be desired. But today there are many low-flow toilets on the market that work well. Terry Love is a plumber who reviews low-flow toilets. He takes his job seriously, installing some of the toilets his […]

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Compact Fluorescents: Low Mercury Bulbs

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 […]

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