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Seven Things You Don't Know About Energy-efficient Light Bulbs

Not all energy-efficient bulbs are created equal. Here's what you need to know to save electricity and dollars.



We live in a time when there are better ways of making absolutely every consumer choice—from toothpaste and food to sheets and face products—which can make basic buying decisions a little confusing. But it's not so easy for some of us to say "Damned if you do, damned if you don't" and then blindly buy whatever: These decisions matter, even if they take a little extra work, which is why I was excited to see a new piece about ... light bulbs. Really!

I currently have three burnt-out incandescents in my studio apartment and I have been putting off buying new ones because I couldn't decide what to get. Brian Howard, an editor at the Daily Green and the co-author of the brand new book Green Lighting, offered some tips in a Q&A, here. Here are the things you need to know:

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Which Cities Have the Most Efficient Buildings?

The Environmental Protection Agency released a list of the cities with the most Energy Star labeled buildings this week. Have a look: It's...

The Environmental Protection Agency released a list of the cities with the most Energy Star labeled buildings this week. Have a look:

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