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LEDs better than CFLs

7 Ways LEDs are Better than CFLS



Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) began appearing on the market in the 1980s as a more energy-efficient solution to incandescent bulbs. Their smaller size and brighter light suited a wide variety of environments while conserving energy. I bought my first CFLs in 1985, and until recently, kept buying them because they saved me so much money as […]

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Follow the LEED: Breaking Down the Pros and Cons of a LEED Certified Home



You’ve probably heard about something called a LEED Certified Home, but do you actually know what it is? LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a program sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council. It encourages construction of buildings and, increasingly homes, that use energy as efficiently as possible and meet […]

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