LED light bulbs / Guides

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

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 dimabl...

LED filament bulbs
Lighting

LED filament bulbs

...bulbs, LEDs can finally offer that old-time glow of antique chandelier lights. Are there filaments on an LED bulb? Sort of... it's just an illusion: LED fil...

Mixed interior room lighting
Lighting

Home lighting design

...bulbs are now available in what is called ‘ full spectrum ’ or ‘daylight balanced’ colour. By closely imitating natural light, daylight bulbs can noticeably red...

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 fract...

Ice dam
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...led, 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 ge...

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, t...

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

Off-grid living blog post 4: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...Lighting Just in the last 3-4 years, there has been a sea change in lighting, as LED technologies have become cost-competitive with the compact fluorescents a...

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...