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They’re Here, 100W Equivalent LED Bulbs!

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They’re Here, 100W Equivalent LED Bulbs!

Everyone hates that sudden spark of a light bulb going out at the flick of a switch, not only is it frustrating, but also seems to always happen at the most inconvenient time; when carrying groceries into a dark house or walking into the kitchen half asleep for a drink of water. Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to replace a light bulb for 20 years? That would be a dream come true, right? Well, let me introduce you ...

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Honda Micro Commuter

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Honda Micro Commuter

Honda Micro Commuter: It’s not the car for a family vacation but a proto-type electric car from Honda referred to as a “micro” commuter might be just the thing for running errands and taking the kids to school. It has seating for one adult and two kids, hence the “micro”. A lot of the electronics that would normally be built into the vehicle are actually controlled through the users own tablet so instead of having a built in navigation screen, ...

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The Nest Thermostat – who says HVAC can’t be sexy?

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The Nest Thermostat – who says HVAC can’t be sexy?

How do you make saving energy fun? You get a nest thermostat designed by a former Apple guy who brings iPod like feel and function to that boring, hard to program device. It’s called the Nest Thermostat and it does the heavy lifting for you when it comes to controlling your heating and air-conditioning and best of all, it has simple graphics to tell you when you’re saving energy. And of course, you can control it from your smart phone.  Who says energy ...

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Thermal Bypass – another way of saying heat loss

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Thermal Bypass – another way of saying heat loss

Do you ever wonder why your bathroom is colder than your bedroom? Or why there is a slight breeze when you walk past your fireplace? Most likely the reason is because of thermal bypasses, translated into non-scientific speak, holes in your house that let the heat out or in the summer let the heat in. In some cases they’re not holes but just really good paths that conduct heat from the inside of your home out like a section of ...

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