Back to CFLs, for a second: What’s all this fuss about mercury?

With all the announcements of recent advances in LED technology – first they were wearable, then printable, now the thinnest ever, to become even cheaper and energy efficient – it’s easy to forget about CFLs, a viable alternative to long-time favorite but...

Light Lesson: Focus on Lumens for Efficient Shopping

Still confused about shopping for energy-efficient light bulbs? Focus on lumens – helpfully emphasized on product packaging.   It is a common misconception that because more efficient lighting technologies, namely CFLs and LEDs – which, by law, will come to...

Viva Las LightFair!

Walking the conference floor of LightFair International (LFI) is like something straight out of a movie. The noise, the excitement, the innovation: I was at the center of it all. As I navigated through the booths, I liked where many of the manufacturers were headed....

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...