LED light bulbs / Guides

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs

All about LED bulbs - video

...LED 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. Compac...

LED filament bulbs

All about LED filament bulbs

...LEDs have become more mainstream, they have already closed the gap significantly with incandescent bulbs. Finding LED bulbs: You should be able to find LED bulbs in most home and building supply stores; they're even common in local hardware stores now. Things to look for when comparison shopping between any LED bul...

Mixed interior room lighting

Home lighting design

...light therapy, which can be as simple as changing bulbs. Fluorescent tubes and many bulbs are now available in what is called ‘ full spectrum ’ or ‘daylight balanced’ colour. By closely imitating natural light, daylight bulbs can noticeably reduce depression during winter months. Full spectrum bulbs used to be quit...

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 ...

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...lights . Existing buildings - build a drywall box above pot lights (done from above). We recommend using drywall because it's airtight when sealed, but also because the light can build up heat and drywall is fire resistant. Swap out incandescent and halogen bulbs for LED bulbs so less heat will be generated. Sun ...

Earth day celebrations for 50th Anniversary
Lifestyle and environment

50th anniversary Earth day 2020 taking place online

...LED light bulbs – this helps keep a home cooler in summer, and the latest LED bulbs on the market are affordable, long-lasting, and give off warm natural light. Install low-flow showerheads – although the difference in experience is virtually undetectable, you will have a noticeable reduction in your energy bills. ...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...lighting. Read the tags on appliances to see what they consume, and look for those that are ENERGY STAR certified. LED lights will save electricity and money, they will also help keep your house cooler in the summer. Incandescent bulbs convert 80% of their energy to heat, so turning on ten 100 watt bulbs is like turnin...

Off-grid leed home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog post 5: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...lighting, as LED technologies have become cost-competitive with the compact fluorescents and incandescents that came before. While still somewhat more expensive than these other choices, LEDs last much longer (often estimated around 20 years), and consume only a fraction of the energy. We put in all LED lighting to min...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...led and that also hold insulation off areas that may get hot if still using incandescent bulbs. The best solution all around is to replace old, leaky and incandescent light fittings with modern slimline LED fittings - carefully sealed against air leakage and saving energy too. Another solution that isn't very complic...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...Lightweight synthetic gypsum drywall with high recycled content Mineral-wool insulation , including the insulation used under the slab LED lighting fixtures and bulbs Interior paints and floor adhesives with zero volatile organic compounds A DIY Green living roof Under-slab high performance radon barrier Fo...