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CFL vs. LED: What’s the Best Lightbulb Type?

By Carl Seville (a green building consultant who works with Atlanta electricians) for Networx Unless there is some big action by conservatives to repeal Bush administration legislation that requir…

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Understanding How Lighting Affects Home Efficiency

Walking into a room and flipping on the light is second nature for those of us still living on the grid. Unless you were involved with the building of your home, however, it's unlikely that you had a …

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5 More Tips for Staying Cool Without the A/C

When it comes to battling summer heat, it helps to have a fully loaded bagful of tricks to help you stay cool.† In addition to keeping your curtains drawn and replacing those heat throwing incandescen…

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The CFL Controversy Continued: Who Knew?

Wow. Who knew a little CFL piece would spark so many responses, and more importantly so many that were not necessarily in agreement. How great is that? It's what makes Care2 cool in my opinion, bec…

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Compact Fluorescents, Mercury and the Environment

Q: I've switched to compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs), but Iíve read they contain mercury. Doesn't that preclude their benefit for the environment, and what about the health hazards? --Sarah, Buf…

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Love Your Light Bulbs: Easy Greening

Yesterday I was in an achingly beautiful 19th century building that I frequent, and was as encouraged as I was disconcerted to see a glaring compact fluorescent light bulb doing its mini-spiral from t…

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