Compact fluorescent bulbs / Guides

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs

All about LED bulbs - video

...bulbs and DIY lighting fixture installation tips. LED bulbs are here to stay, it's time to make the leap. The colours are warmer now, the bulbs are dimable and the price is coming down. Incandescent bulbs give off lots of unwanted heat, which in summer months makes your air conditioning system work harder. Compact fl...

Mixed interior room lighting

Home lighting design

...Compact fluorescent (CFL) Compact fluorescent bulbs are an efficient alternative to incandescent. Priced higher than incandescent bulbs, the life span and reduced energy consumption make it a worthwhile investment. On the negative side, fluorescent bulbs contain mercury vapour, and are actually considered hazardous...

LED filament bulbs

All about LED filament bulbs

...bulbs turned on in your home is like turning on an 800-900 watt heater. For a long time after their inception, LEDs were always efficient but they offered nothing but cold clinical-looking light. The 'more efficient' option in those days was the sickly green glow of compact fluorescent bulbs which, being full of merc...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...bulbs produce far more heat than compact fluorescent or LED lamps . LED are more expensive, but the price is dropping quickly; they last forever and use a fraction of the energy. The quality of bulbs has also improved, see the new LED filament bulbs here . Cook fresh: do whatever you possibly can to avoid using your ...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...compact fluorescent bulbs , caulk and foam any gaps, and cover your windows with plastic in winter. These upgrades don’t necessarily have to cost you a lot, you could also consider talking to the landlord about footing the bill for material costs. More and more people are inquiring about utility costs when renting, so ...

Disposing of household waste properly - recycling, garbage & toxic materials

Waste management: compost and recycling

...fluorescent tubes: Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) contain mercury gas which is very toxic to humans. Use caution when disposing of them; if they break inside your home, you should air out your home immediately. Some box stores will accept old bulbs. Ultimately though, they should be treat...