Lighting Understanding for a More Efficient Nation

Toledo Blade: Revolution in Illumination

Toledo Blade: Revolution in Illumination

For nearly 100 years, buyers have had mostly the same choice for lighting -- the standard incandescent bulb pioneered by Thomas Edison.

AOL Energy: Shedding New Light on Efficient Bulbs

AOL Energy: Shedding New Light on Efficient Bulbs

[Rose] DiNapoli said she was skeptical but welcomed the chance to work with the Lumen Coalition, using her own suburban Washington home as a test case, to find energy-saving alternative bulbs that would give light at least as good and hopefully better quality than the traditional bulbs she replaced.

The 2011 Consumer Reports Guide to Lightbulbs

The 2011 Consumer Reports Guide to Lightbulbs

Our tests of 26 compact fluorescents and 10 light-emitting diodes found that though the newest bulbs might not be perfect, they last longer and use less electricity than traditional incandescent bulbs, and many of the problems of earlier versions have been overcome.

Wall Street Journal: Stores Stock New Bulbs for the Light Switch

Wall Street Journal: Stores Stock New Bulbs for the Light Switch

New bulbs using halogen, compact-fluorescent and LED technologies have been sprouting up on store shelves recently.

EcoSeed: Latin America and the Caribbean to Phase Out Incandescent Bulbs

EcoSeed: Latin America and the Caribbean to Phase Out Incandescent Bulbs

Government representatives from 26 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean signed a United Nations Environment Program-backed initiative that will phase out incandescent lamps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions while saving energy.

New York Times: Almost Time to Change the Bulb

New York Times: Almost Time to Change the Bulb

Shopping for light bulbs is fast becoming akin to choosing a spouse: the options are almost endless, and the object of your affection might last longer in the house than you.

Associated Press: Las Vegas Installing Energy-Efficient Streetlights

Associated Press: Las Vegas Installing Energy-Efficient Streetlights

Las Vegas is lighting up the night with thousands of energy-efficient streetlamps.

Tulsa World: Action Line: A Bright Idea! Save Money With ENERGYSTAR Light Bulbs

Tulsa World: Action Line: A Bright Idea! Save Money With ENERGYSTAR Light Bulbs

Dear Action Line: Now that my $280 electric bill has arrived, what are some energy-saving ideas we can try that don't cost an arm and a leg?

LA Times: Incandescent Light Bulbs: What to do Now?

LA Times: Incandescent Light Bulbs: What to do Now?

Incandescents may be on the way out, so here's help choosing how to replace them.

The Tampa Tribune: Traditional Light Bulbs Being Replaced by 46-year Bulbs

The Tampa Tribune: Traditional Light Bulbs Being Replaced by 46-year Bulbs

When is a $10 light bulb worth the money? Perhaps when it lasts 46 years and pays for itself in electricity in a year.

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