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LED filament bulbs

LED filament 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 filament b...

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 dimabl...

Grey Water Recycling Never Looked Better
Greywater Recycling

Greywater recycling never looked better

...LED light provides information about available water levels. If grey water abounds and there is enough to flush with the recycled water, the light is green. If ...

A tiny house that looks like a stack of logs
Tiny house

A portable off-grid tiny house that looks like a stack of wood

...LED fixtures, carbon-based filters to treat rain water on site , has a separate tank for waste water, and is fully insulated for use in almost any locale. If yo...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...LED lanterns that can operate for hours or more on a single wind, however, to ensure a strong battery, you should wind them to full power on occasion rather tha...

Snowboarder, Mike, Basich's, off-grid cabin in the woods with hot tub
Tiny house

Off-grid tiny house in the heart of the Sierras.

...led in competitions, he lived a very "big" life which he describes as the American dream: a 4,000 sq. ft. home and expensive car, but ultimately it left him fee...

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...led panels, and by 18% when tested with a system that had optimally-angled panels. According to Pearce, in most cases with well-placed solar arrays, the energy ...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...led inside. Just don’t let your kids chew on the walls and you should be fine. 3. Renting It’s quite feasible to enjoy green living in a rented house or apa...

Mixed interior room lighting

Home lighting design

...LED (light emitting diode) LED’s came into practical use in the 60’s and are most familiar to us as indicator lights on electronic devices. Bulbs offer approx...

Fire retardants in furniture are intended to slow flames
Interior design and furnishing

Flame retardants in furnishings - an unnecessary and serious health risk

...led a study on flame retardants for military use. He concluded that yes, the presence of such compounds in manufactured materials can effectively limit the spre...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...LED. Heat recovery ventilation (including washroom fans) is controlled by a Venmar HE3000 HRV which provides 306 CFM(cubic feet per minute) of fresh air. Wate...