More stories about LEDs

  • LED Recessed Lighting by Cooper Lighting

    LED recessed lights are now available in the Halo downlighting product line. The product has a warm white color temperature, fits into existing Halo and All-Pro housings, and exceeds California’s Title 24 requirements. It provides 50,000 hours of life, the manufacturer says. 770.486.4800.

  • Everlume Line by Progress Lighting

    The company incorporates LEDs rather than light bulbs into six families of LED fixtures, including mini pendants, cove lighting, step lighting, and recessed fixtures. The manufacturer's Everlume line (pictured) uses a high-output, warm white LED source, which can be dimmed with standard...

  • Flame Tip LED Chandelier Bulbs by LEDTronics

    Flame Tip LED Chandelier bulbs offer the familiar shape and E12 candelabra-base of the 12-watt incandescent bulbs they replace, but house a cluster of LED lamps inside for a long life span of up to 50,000 hours. The bulbs, which come in warm white and “filament” white, consume 1.2 watts but provide...

  • New + Notable Green Products

    New Green Building Products: LED lights, energy-efficient windows, solar water heating, low-flow faucets, and more.

  • 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...

  • Light Fantastic

    LED (light-emitting diode) lamps are starting to come on strong as a comparably efficient, long-lasting alternative to the current green leader, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), but without the mercury and subsequent disposal issues. And while some inherent challenges with color, heat, and...

  • Energy Star Awards

    The Department of Energy and the EPA today released the "Profiles in Leadership, 2008 Energy Star Award Winners," including winners representing the home building and remodeling industries. A total of 74 organizations across many sectors of the U.S. economy, including schools, hospitals, real...

  • Greater Dallas Green Built Parade of Homes Showcases Sustainable Building

    When builder Mike Scarlett signed on to participate in the HBA of Greater Dallas Green Built Parade of Homes, which debuted in September, he had never so much as built an Energy Star house. But he rose to the challenge, hiring a consultant to help him decode such eco-measures as spray-foam...

  • DOE Releases Energy Star Criteria for Solid-State, General-Purpose Luminaires

    After nearly two years of development, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the finalized Energy Star criteria for solid-state, general-purpose luminaires. The criteria for the voluntary energy efficiency labeling program will be effective starting September 30, 2008, contingent upon...