March 30, 2012

Regardless of federal or state subsidies, the home product marketplace continues to generate product innovation that increases efficiency and value for the energy-conscious consumer.

February 10, 2012

Like anyone in business, builders are looking for an edge, looking for efficiencies and looking for ways to keep customers happy. The 2012 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla., set the stage on all three counts. Here is a sampling of some of the ideas displayed.

August 31, 2011

The phaseout of the standard, energy-inefficient incandescent light bulb has caused confusion, controversy and more than a few myths as the 2012 deadline approaches. Thomas Edison’s descendents have even been dragged into the controversy. Separating fact from fallacy is not all that difficult (as long as you steer away from politics). After interviewing manufacturers, retailers and trade organizations involved in the world of light bulb commerce, Home Channel News has put together a list of misconceptions about the upcoming phaseout. 

May 29, 2011

An article in the New York Times sheds light on how some high-end designers view energy rules governing the use of incandescent light bulbs.

The article states that anxiety and stockpiling are some of the results of legislation designed to save energy by phasing out certain incandescent light bulbs, and phasing in compact fluorescent light bulbs.

April 18, 2011

Leviton has launched a campaign to encourage homeowners and businesses to evaluate their lighting control needs in order to make the kinds of decision that could make a difference in energy consumption. 

The "Make the Switch" campaign in support of Earth Day 2011 includes the educational campaign "10 Smart Tips for a Greener Home.' Among the tips:

• Dimming lights 25% cuts energy usage by 20% and extends a bulbs life four times longer;

April 4, 2011

The vast majority of consumers are not recycling their compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, and the result is tons of mercury released into the environment, according to an article in the Contra Costa Times. Statistics provided by the Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers estimate that only 2% of consumers and one-third of businesses recycle CFL bulbs. 

February 17, 2011

While more than one-third of Americans are aware of the federal phaseout of incandescent light bulbs, the majority of consumers have yet to learn that the 100-watt bulb is scheduled to disappear from store shelves beginning in 2012. This is one of the many findings of an Osram Sylvania consumer survey involving 300 homeowners and renters nationwide.

January 7, 2011

California is phasing out its incandescent light bulbs, and the first one to go will be the 100-watt variety, according to an article in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

The California Energy Commission said the old-fashioned bulbs wasted about 90 percent of their electricity emitting heat instead of visible light. The agency estimates California consumers will save $35.6 million in unnecessary energy costs in one year.

October 3, 2010

Conservation is playing a larger role in our daily lives, and that has opened the...

December 14, 2008

New bulbs offer the long life and energy savings of CFLs in the shape of...

June 23, 2008

According to the initiative, customers can bring expired, unbroken CFL bulbs to any Home Depot...

June 10, 2008

The Canadian retailer and distributor said it is turning off three-quarters of all demonstrator lights...

May 29, 2008

The used bulbs will then be taken to a recycling facility, where certain components, including...

November 4, 2007

The retailer promotes energy-efficient LED Christmas lights with a coupon promotion....

October 28, 2007

Wal-Mart’s sale of more than 100 million compact fluorescent light bulbs -- earlier than anticipated...

October 21, 2007

With Wal-Mart Stores’ announcement early in October that it had already surpassed its goal of...

October 2, 2007

Georgia and Kentucky utility companies will sponsor CFL giveaways to their customers while many others...

September 30, 2007

Regional utility company Xcel will subsidize the cost of the energy-efficient bulbs so they will...

July 15, 2007

The article “Industry...

June 10, 2007

When legislators talk about phasing out one of the all-time great home channel products—the incandescent...

June 10, 2007

Just when compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) seemed to be gaining ground with American consumers,...