For months now, an internet search for lighting news has easily generated several articles from small, local newspapers reporting to their readership that LED streetlights are coming to town. From Hawaii to, as of recently, Massachusetts (the Patrick Administration having just awarded $7.9 million in grants to fund green energy projects across the state), communities
Since February of this year, when the president of the New England Clean Energy Council wrote to the editor of The Boston Globe asserting that “as recently begun in Massachusetts, policymakers must embrace modernization of the electric grid to enable people to get energy from many different sources, including solar and wind,” it has become
Still confused about shopping for energy-efficient light bulbs? Focus on lumens – helpfully emphasized on product packaging. It is a common misconception that because more efficient lighting technologies, namely CFLs and LEDs – which, by law, will come to replace incandescents in common use – carry less wattage, they don’t give off as much
A while after I woke up Sunday at the crack of dawn (i.e. what I thought was 9 A.M.), I realized I should get a move on ASAP. My clock was wrong and Daylight Saving Time had begun earlier that morning at 2; it was really 10 A.M. (according to my state of residence, at
As you may have noticed, a lot has been going on recently in the relatively small world of the light bulb. Since the start of this year, we’ve seen an uptick in conversation surrounding legislation and changes in technology that affect our day-to-day lives and how we think about our impact on the environment.