More stories about Fixtures

  • Lav Faucets are Awash in New Standards from the EPA's WaterSense Program

    Everyone is preoccupied with oil shortages these days. But the building industry's eyes are already on the next scarce natural resource: water. While the U.S. population nearly doubled between 1950 and 2000, the demand for water more than tripled, putting pressure on both water supplies and an...

  • Incandescent Bulbs and Fixtures are Beginning to Take a Back Seat to CFLs and LEDs

    Interior designers at Brentwood Custom Homes know what's good for their customers—and for the planet—even if those homeowners have never heard of it.

  • Energy-Efficient Green Products Exterior Lighting Technology Features

    Just a year ago, Marty Bursky never had conversations with his clients about which type of energy-efficient fixture, if any, they should use in their exterior lighting. "Up until very recently," says the president of Cleveland Lighting One, a lighting showroom, dealer, and installer in the...

  • Improved High-Efficiency Showerheads Make The Most of Lower Flows

    Justin Wilson has been specifying ultra-low-flow showerheads for more than three years. But his biggest surprise when comparing water-efficient fixtures to typical builder-grade showerheads is that there is no surprise at all.

  • High-efficiency Toilets Minimize Water Use

    The toilet is not something most homeowners want to discuss in much detail, aside from style preferences. Many don't realize that there is another aspect to choosing a toilet: water consumption. According to the EPA, toilets account for approximately 30 percent of indoor water use in the home.

  • LED Lighting Saves Energy

    A new light is about to break on the horizon of residential illumination: light emitting diodes, or LEDs. LEDs have been used for years in indicator, electronic readout, and signage applications, as well as in the theater industry. More recently, LEDs are increasingly used as architectural accents...

  • Is the lighting in your homes as energy efficient as it should be?

    With electricity prices rising as much as they have been for the last five years, it is important that you outfit your homes with as many energy-saving features as possible. One way to do this is with Energy Star–qualified lighting packages.

  • LED Lighting

    A new light is about to break on the horizon of residential illumination: light emitting diodes, or LEDs. They have been used for years in indicator, electronic readout, and signage applications, as well as in the theater industry. More recently, LEDs have seen increasing use as architectural...

  • Residential Lighting

    Lighting for the home can be one of the most exciting projects for a lighting designer. From ambient to decorative, residential lighting has to cover many environments, moods and tasks. As the average home is increasing in size, there is an ever-increasing demand by utilities, states and other...

  • Home Buyers Interested in Lighting

    Lighting has come into the spotlight. From quirky chandeliers to sleek sconces, it's one more way buyers can express their sense of style -- and do it without breaking the budget.