Cooper Lighting LED products receive awards

Three of Cooper Lighting's LED architectural products have been recognized for ingenuity in Architectural Products Product Innovation Awards (PIA) competition. For the second consecutive year, Cooper Lighting has the most product awards in the lighting/electrical category.

Consider paint fumes, lights, safety when planning nursery

Is there a baby coming into your life soon? Perhaps you are thinking in terms of designing the perfect nursery. Sounds like great fun to me, but I do have an important tip for you to contemplate.

Energy audit pays off for college

Bay College in Escanaba, Mich. has been working toward reducing energy costs and increasing sustainability for years, and according to the results of a recent state energy audit, energy consumption across campus has been reduced significantly in more than 10...

Energy efficiency program sees high participation

If there was a way to save money on your utility bills, improve your home, and be more environmentally conscious, all with a super-easy, step-by-step process and expert help, wouldn't that be a no-brainer? Actually, it almost sounds like one...

Green is the word in new home construction

We've all seen them: sleekly modern houses with stark angles looking like spacecraft, or cone-shaped residences built into the earth, both touting their energy-saving qualities. Labeled green or eco-friendly, these quirky homes have captured our imagination but not our wallets....

Cooper Lighting extends LED line

Cooper Lighting has introduced the Lumière Eon line of architectural indoor and outdoor LED luminaires. The line includes wall- and ceiling-mount fixtures, sign lights and bollards.

Kickstarter project reimagines the lightbulb

Lightbulbs may have been around for more than 125 years, but in that time they haven't changed all that much. Filaments have become more reliable and energy-saving products have started to rise in popularity over their more wasteful counterparts, and...

Phillips rolls out tiny LED

Philips has produced a tiny new LED, small enough to mount 250 of them in one-square inch.

Energy adviser: To increase efficiency, invest a little or even a lot

Whether you have $50 or $15,000 to spend, you can make improvements that will increase your home's energy efficiency. "If you're shopping for new appliances or heating systems, investing in energy-efficient models can lower your electric bills for the long...

Easy home automation projects for the weekend warrior

People have long viewed home automation — the ability to monitor, program and control your home's lighting and entry locks, heating and air conditioning, and other systems — as a technology that's just around the corner. The Home of Tomorrow...

Debunking myths about CFLs

Energy efficient light bulbs continue to be a target of conservatives in Congress. This summer, multiple amendments were approved by House lawmakers trying to prohibit the government from enforcing federal light bulb standards.

Energy efficiency and the rebound effect

Now that you've installed efficient light bulbs in your house, do you think: "Guess I'll leave my lights on all night. What the heck — it won't cost me any extra." Probably not.

Texas buildings might get greener standards

Building codes that govern energy efficiency could get more stringent by the end of next year in Texas. The latest proposed updates from the nonprofit International Code Council to the International Energy Conservation Code — part of the building regulations...

Cooper Lighting's LED Innovation Center receives LED Lighting Facts testing laboratory approval

Cooper Lighting announced that its Photometric Laboratory, part of its LED Innovation Center in Peachtree City, Ga., is recognized as a U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) LED Lighting Facts approved testing laboratory partner.

How to save money with home improvements

Looking to knock a few precious bucks off your monthly energy bill? While achieving optimum energy savings at home may seem like a daunting — and not to mention costly — process, embarking on a household energy-efficiency campaign will be...

More precise dimming in CFLs

A new generation of GE Energy Smart and Reveal bulbs brings smooth dimming capabilities to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). A popular incandescent feature that previous CFLs weren't able to mimic, GE's new CFLs dim down to five percent of...

Top 5 picks for green home upgrades

It's easy to go green at home, and these are the top 5 picks for making your home more energy-efficient and eco-friendly, according to AZfamily. Install a Tankless Water Heater (Estimated Cost: $800 - $2,000). Many homeowners are discovering that tankless water heaters can meet their needs for an endless hot water supply.

Poll: British public lacking eco-friendly knowledge

Britons are still behind on saving the planet and many are failing to monitor their energy usage, according to a new survey. Findings by Age UK, who conducted the study, reveal that Britons are still clueless about how to cut...

Save money on your electric bill this summer with LED light bulbs

This summer is off to a hot and dry start. Blasting those air conditioning units is a definite must in order to survive the scorching temperatures this summer has provided.

LEDs will save 80 percent more energy

LEDs represent as much of a step change as the move from candles to lamps in the 19th century, believes The Clean Revolution, a new initiative that aims to create a tipping point for change by inspiring government and business...

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