Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The (LED) Light Went On

Well, it's been a busy summer in GreenMarble land. We've made a move to the country and are working to get our new digs off the grid--can I get a witness?!

Sorry for the long delay in posts--all this moving and getting set up has left little time. Never you fear, however, we're back and ready to rock the greenhouse!

As we're getting set up, I thought I'd share some of the green home innovations we're putting in place. Up first: LED Lighting. If you're old like me, you'll remember (barely) the first digital watches that came with a red LED display. If not, don't worry, today's LED lights don't resemble that in the least. In fact, the latest LED lighting is the hottest concept in low energy lighting and comes in an unbelievable range of shapes and sizes.

Why so green, you ask? Well, there are two huge reasons these little lights are the best thing since non-gmo soy milk for your organic latte. First off, they use an incredibly low amount of electricity for the amount of light they emit. Second, they don't contain mercury like their fluorescent cousins, so they are much more earth friendly on that distant date when they stop working.

The bottom line: Next time you need to replace a bulb, try out an LED.

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