Fight Climate Change – Install Your Own LED Lights

LED lights are efficient, clean, and the quality of light can’t be beat, even by ancient incandescents.  Incandescent bulbs are down right primitive by comparison – it’s technology straight out of the 1800s, literally. Changing all of your bulbs to LEDs is pretty straightforward in most cases.  It can be as simple as buying a box of LED bulbs from your local superstore or online, and swapping them out.  However, sometimes you might have a pesky fluorescent fixture in your house. I just moved into a new house not long ago.  The place was built in the late 1980s and Continue reading Fight Climate Change – Install Your Own LED Lights

How to Save a LOT of Money While Saving the Environment (Hint: Use LED lights!)

  I remember responding to a reader comment left in an article about the phasing out of compact fluorescent lights (CFL) due to their mercury content.  The commenter was saying how the government shouldn’t regulate the market and tell him that he can’t use CFL bulbs.  He likes the light from his CFLs and thinks they’re just fine. I don’t entirely disagree, but I think the irony was lost on him because incandescent bulb production was phased out in 2014 by — you guessed it — “the government”.  Maybe he was a youngster, not old and grizzled  like the Doc.  Anyhow, it struck me as Continue reading How to Save a LOT of Money While Saving the Environment (Hint: Use LED lights!)