Are You Among the 60% of Americans Who Don’t Know Incandescents History?

We originally did this post a few weeks back, but just found out that 60% of Americans are unaware that 40 and 60 watt bulbs will, like 75 and 100 or great incandescent bulbs become part of history once the New Year comes.

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Also: we want to fix an “Oops” in our original post where we stated the ban was for 75 and 100 watt bulbs. (Like many of you we still have some in our closet since the funding to implement the 2012 ban on those bulbs was delayed and many were available long after January 1, 2012. Not this time: the funding is there and it will be enforced in a timely manner. This post summarizes the pros and cons of different bulbs most people will choose from. Continue reading

Springtime Tips for Solar Lights and Products!

With spring just around the corner, it’s a great time to take stock of your exterior solar and low voltage lighting.

Here are some pointers on taking care of your lighting fixtures, whether they were taken in for storage during the winter or left outside.

We hope you review these tips to protect the investments you’ve made as simple things can easily destroy lights, particularly solar lighting fixtures.

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Staying Green with Solar Lights After the Glow is Gone

Stay Green When Replacing Solar Lights or Parts

Nothing lasts forever, not even the best quality solar lights.

And long before the lights themselves have passed their brightest days, odds are that you’ll have changed batteries a couple of times and on some fixtures, even the light bulbs.

You’ve been good to the environment (and your pocketbook) by choosing solar. The question: how to stay green when disposing of solar lights and their components?

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