IKEA makes the switch to LED bulbs – but Americans still don’t know about them

This week IKEA announced they plan to sell only LED bulbs by 2016, becoming the first furniture retailer in the United States to do so. A round-up of the stories covering this: The total annual cost saving (including purchase price and energy consumption cost) of switching one incandescent 40W bulb to a corresponding LED bulb, …

A stunning light installation for 75th anniversary of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco

For the 75th anniversary of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge the city is installing a world-class art installation. It will feature 25,000 white LED lights strung all across the bridge – some 1.5 miles wide and 500 feet high. And will be on display from February 2013-2015. An artist rendition:     The artist is Leo …

5 energy saving tips, what are yours?

Yesterday,¬†Google released it’s electricity usage and the numbers are fantastical. The company uses 260 million watts which is the output of 1/4 of a nuclear power plant. For each google search we use 0.3 watt-hours of electricity. I’m not sure how much that is but I do like the idea of server firing up when …