Electricity is a very important part of our lives that we use for just about everything we do. From turning on your dining room chandelier when you sit down with family for dinner, to playing on the computer, or using the toaster, electricity is involved. You might already know that electricity is very important, but did you ever really think about what electricity is, or where it comes from? We will explore the answers to these questions and more.
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What is light? Light could be a number of different things, depending on the circumstances. It could be the glow from a light bulb in your bedroom or the warm shining rays that beat down from the sun. Light can be natural or manmade, but no matter how it is created, we utilize light every single day. Throughout the past century, there have been a number of scientific developments revolving around light.
According to ENERGY STAR, lighting accounts for 12 percent of home energy costs. If you’re using inefficient light bulbs, this can really add up. Switching from incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs can decrease your energy use and reduce your energy costs. See how incandescent bulbs stack up against LED bulbs in the infographic below.
Light-emitting diode (LED) technology is advancing rapidly, leaving other energy-efficient lighting technology in the dust. Future LED bulbs will cost less, consume less energy, last longer, and do much more than illuminate your home. The LEDs of the future will be able to create lights in multiple colors, stream music, and communicate alerts and data. You do not have to wait much longer to experience this technology, here are eight LED bulbs lighting the way to a brighter, healthier and more convenient future.
Recycling used to mean only one thing to most of us: tin cans. And maybe the occasional cardboard box. But that is so 2012. Today, H&M offers a coupon for a bag of your old clothes, the military will recycle your unwanted cell phones, and Apple will gladly take that retired MacBook off your hands. Environmentally conscious consumers are composting food scraps and reusing milk jugs, and words like repurpose and upcycle have entered the mainstream. Many people are even recycling ceiling fan light bulbs.