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CREEs New Linear LED Fixture Review SL24 & SL40

CREE's New Linear LED Fixture Review SL24 & SL40

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I think this new CREE fixture might finally signal the end of the T-5 Fluorescent Fixtures.

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Are Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Systems Really That Much Better?

Are Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Systems Really That Much Better?

A writer wonders whether off-the-grid systems might rightfully find a place in the debate over renewable energy.

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Converting an Incandescent Ceiling Can to an LED

Converting an Incandescent Ceiling Can to an LED

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Energy-saving retrofits don't get much easier than this. Because the old can stays put, you can convert a fixture in minutes.

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Why I Regret Making My House a Smart-House

Why I Regret Making My House a Smart-House

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The only regret I have in my full house remodel was believing a Smart House was going to make my life better.

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CREE CR6 LED Recessed Light Review - 2 years later

CREE CR6 LED Recessed Light Review - 2 years later

We installed a house full of these CREE CR6 LED bulbs 2 years ago and I had a chance to interview the Architect/Client about his experience.

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Water Heater thats also an AC!  ATI66 Heat Pump Water Heater Review

Water Heater that's also an AC! ATI66 Heat Pump Water Heater Review

I like Heat Pump Water Heaters, they heat water and they throw off cool & dehumidified air! Seems like the perfect product to have inside our Hot Texas homes. See my full review of the AirGenerate ATI 66 gallon HPWH.

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Sustainable Living Shed in a Midwest Suburb

Sustainable Living Shed in a Midwest Suburb

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This shed was built with the intention of serving as many purposes as possible on as small a piece of land as possible.  Because we live on a corner lot where it would be very visible, we also...

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House Crashers and EnvironmentalLights.com Transform Fourth Home Renovation Together

House Crashers and EnvironmentalLights.com Transform Fourth Home Renovation Together

EnvironmentalLights.com featured in its fourth episode of House Crashers, a hit TV show on the DIY Network EnvironmentalLights.com, a leading source for high-quality, energy-efficient LED lighting...

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Low voltage Landscape lighting Enjoy your yard 24/7

Low voltage Landscape lighting Enjoy your yard 24/7

The house is built, everything is in it's place. You are working hard and when you get home you would like to enjoy the beautiful landscaped yard, but it's now getting dark. Solution, landscape...

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Milwaukee launches (another) new tool category - HVAC and Electrical?

Milwaukee launches (another) new tool category - HVAC and Electrical?

Milwaukee introduces a line of electrical, HVAC, and other mechanical testing equipment. Category to include, among other things, laser temp-gun, fork meter, digital multimeter, non-contact voltage tester, and clamp-gun meter.

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LED Lightbulbs for the Home

LED Lightbulbs for the Home

LED lightbulbs are environmentally safe, produce very little heat, and last a long time.

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1950 CA Bungalow Bath Remodel

1950 CA Bungalow Bath Remodel

This bath remodel includes a HydroMassage whirllpool, custom cherry vanity with granite top, ThinWire floor heat, and Title 24 compliant halogen lighting.  The vanity was designed to...

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How Much Will My Solar Hot Water System Cost?

How Much Will My Solar Hot Water System Cost?

Cost is a key consideration when weighing the merits of renewable energy; www.findsolar.com is an excellent place to find information on hot-water systems.

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