Flat LED lighting fixtures solve architectural challenges

Flat LED lighting fixtures solve architectural challenges

It's been difficult to incorporate LED lighting into challenging architectural applications for maximum energy efficiency, but new flat LED lights give designers the best of both worlds. The patent pending PIXI FlatLight luminaire is a lighting fixture that uses the...

New LED bulbs meet strict California quality requirements

New LED bulbs meet strict California quality requirements

As prices fall on LED lighting for the home, manufacturers are meeting energy-efficiency requirements as well as consumers' desires for affordable, attractive lighting. LED lighting manufacter Cree announced it is the first company to meet the California Energy Commission (CEC)...

Online tool makes finding energy efficient light bulbs easier than ever

Online tool makes finding energy efficient light bulbs easier than ever

A new bulb finder tool makes it even easier for commercial and residential customers to find the right light bulb to meet their lighting needs. Bulbs.com the largest online distributor of lighting products based in Worcester, Mass. has launched its...

Low-cost LED bulbs on their way to discount stores

Low-cost LED bulbs on their way to discount stores

As the popularity of LED bulbs grows, prices continue to drop, making energy-efficient lighting more affordable. Walmart is rolling out the Great Value line of LED lightbulbs for less than $10 in all of its U.S. stores, with the goal of making LED lightbulbs more accessible and affordable for consumers.

5 easy steps to make an eco-friendlier kitchen

Guest post courtesy Chris Long, The Home Depot. Although we would all love to increase our eco-friendliness in the kitchen, it's hard knowing where to start and what options to select. Indeed, when you consider all the moving parts to...

In Canada, look for these labels to find certified LED lighting products

In Canada, there are currently many LED lighting products being sold (mostly online) that are not certified to minimum Canadian standards. The government is continually trying to improve the certification process and environment, seeking to ensure product quality and public...

Consumers can save with the end of the incandescent bulb era

Simply screwing in a top-rated LED light bulb could save consumers about $125 in electricity over the bulb’s life. Jan. 1, 2014 marks the date when most screw-in incandescent light bulbs will be phased out because they use too much energy.

Hybrid CFL bulb is bright from the start

When you flip the switch, you don’t want to wait for your compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulb to brighten up. A new hybrid halogen-CFL light bulb from GE Lighting provides instant brightness at the flip of a switch. It's now...

New dimmable LEDs fit historic building renovation

When renovating historic buildings, lowering energy demands for green certifications can present a challenge. But new dimmable LEDs give builders a way to meet requirements and incorporate lighting designs. In the United Kingdom, buildings may also be required to comply...

Cheaper, brighter LED lights hitting the market

Cheaper, brighter LED lights hitting the market

Energy-efficient LED chipsets that will produce as much as 100 lumens per watt are reaching the marketplace for residential and commercial use. These new light exceed the current energy efficiency standards required for Energy Star certification of only 50 to...

Eaton wins grant to develop next-generation LED lighting

In a bid to cut assembly costs and boost manufacturing speed, Eaton was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore development of energy-efficient lighting. Funded by the $2.4 million grant, Eaton will aim to improve the...

New light scoops beat skylights for bringing sunlight indoors

New light scoops beat skylights for bringing sunlight indoors

Light scoops provide optimal levels of daylight throughout the changing seasons and daily fluctuations in weather by capturing and strategically redirecting daylight into buildings. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently released a guide for designing light...

LED light prices falling below halogen prices

LED light prices falling below halogen prices

A type of LED bulb commonly used in track lighting is now available at a price that's competitive with halogen bulbs, letting homeowners save money and energy. Online lighting retailer WholesaleLED.com announced that the price of its "Culver Series" LED...

LEDs outshine CFLs in Consumer Reports lightbulb tests

LEDs outshine CFLs in Consumer Reports lightbulb tests

In Consumer Reports' tests, light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs) from EcoSmart, GE, and Philips earned significantly higher scores than most compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs), but not all LEDs were top performers and they’re expensive. Most Americans have used energy-efficient CFLs or...

Cooper Lighting takes home awards for LED lighting products

Cooper Lighting, a division of diversified power management company Eaton, has earned a total of 18 awards in a range of renowned industry competitions. In a span of just four months in 2013, the Lighting division earned these notable accolades,...

10 tips for creating great outdoor living spaces (video)

10 tips for creating great outdoor living spaces (video)

With summer officially here, now is the time for summer outdoor living. People are transforming their backyard spaces into a second living room, complete with solar LED lights and other high-tech solutions such as weatherproof materials and finishes for outdoor...

Celebrate National Daylight Day on the longest day of the year

Celebrate National Daylight Day on the longest day of the year

National Daylight Appreciation Day (June 21, 2013) was created as a way to increase awareness about the benefits of incorporating daylight in all aspects of our lives. Because daylight is free and energy efficient (no electric lights needed), there is...

Skylight Tube brings daylighting with minimal home modifications

Skylight Tube brings daylighting with minimal home modifications

Letting natural light replace electric lighting is a common way to make a home brighter and more energy efficient. Natural light offers numerous benefits including mood elevation and reduced energy costs. Unfortunately, as many homeowners realize, adding in windows can...

Architects choose Cooper Lighting as their preferred brand

Cooper Lighting, a division of diversified power management company Eaton, is pleased to announce that it has been named the preferred brand of choice in the Lighting: Interior/Exterior category in Architect magazine’s 2013 Brand Use Study. The magazine is the...

Designers score SOURCE Awards for creative lighting designs

Cooper Lighting has announced the winners of the 36th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition. The annual competition, started in 1977, focuses on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design and requires...

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