A Light Lesson: The Aging Eye

Your eyes just aren’t what they used to be. You can squint, crane your neck, even bribe your optometrist but it’s an unavoidable fact–your eyes are changing, and so are you. As you grow older, less light reaches the back of your eyes. Your pupils get...

Reduce, Relamp, Rejoice!

Walking through a parking garage this week, I did what I always do: I looked up. The garage had  invested in some energy efficient 2 lamp T8 vaportite units. They were, by my best guess, 4 1/2 years old based on some of the outages I noticed. Considering they more...

Which Light Source is the Most Environmentally Friendly?

Hint: Thomas Edison isn’t taking home the gold in this one. A new DOE report finds that LED lamps have a significantly lower impact on the environment than incandescents and a slight edge over compact fluorescents (CFL). Score one for the diodes. The report...

Aisle 1: Energy Savings

Standing in the frozen food aisle of your local grocery store, you’re faced with an all too important decision: Chunky Monkey or Cherry Garcia? As enticing as a pint of your favorite flavor can be, there may be a more subtle factor at work in the form of a light...