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...

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...

Is the Fluorescent Flicker a Fable?

Is it just me, or are fluorescent lamps getting a bad rap? Sure their T12’s aren’t pulling their weight in the efficiency game, and it’s true that CFLs do contain trace amounts of mercury (FYI—there’s more mercury in your tuna fish sandwich than your CFL so you can...

Outages and Burnouts and Short Circuits, Oh My!

Sharing our weekend stories, one of our employees’ told us how he’d done some furniture shopping on Saturday. He said the longer he was in the store the more he felt that something had changed. It wasn’t the furniture or the sales clerks, but something to him was...

Making Your Summer Shimmer

With summer upon us, it’s a great time to take advantage of nature’s most important energy source—the sun. With the abundant sunshine making your environment brighter, hotter and generally happier, why don’t you…   Open the blinds. Sunlight is the cheapest way to...