Philips Ambient 12.5 Watt LED

Philips Ambient 12.5 Watt LED Light Bulb

We have written many articles about LED lighting over the past several months or so. Recently, we received two of the new Ambient 12.5 Watt LED light bulbs in the A19 size from Philips to try. I was curious because I really liked the 8.6 Watt A19 LED light bulbs. In fact, I am a big proponent of LED lights in general for the home (house, apartment or condo) or office. LED light bulbs use far less (up to 75 or 80% less) electricity (as measured in Watts) than incandescent (i.e. the … [Read more...]

LED Light Bulbs In Garage Door Opener

Non-Recessed Ceiling Light With CFL Bulbs

Another article today about our experiences with LED light bulbs in our home. LED light bulbs as you know use much, much less electricity yet can produce the same amount of light as incandescent and halogen light bulbs. LED light bulbs are not subject to premature failure if they are used only for a few minutes at a time. Certain CFL light bulbs, like the different brands we used to use in our own house, stopped working and had to be replaced in only two to three years in the bathroom … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #51 – Turn Off Lights When Leaving The Room

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 51, Turn Off Lights When Leaving The Room . Do you? Even if the room has only energy saving CFL or LED light bulbs, it is still a waste of electricity, and thus your money from higher electric bills, if the light is left on yet no one is in the room using that light. So, … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #50 – Turn Off Lights When Not Needed

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 50, Turn Off Lights When Not Needed . So it is very early in the morning and you turn on the light to read the morning newspaper. In a short while you notice that the sun is up providing you with a lot of light to read yet you still have your table lamp or the ceiling lights … [Read more...]

Using LED Light Bulbs Is Saving Us Money

EcoSmart Par20 8 Watt LED Light Bulbs

A few days ago I wrote about the huge planned increase in electricity rates over the next several years where we live. Today, I wanted to review with you the impact that one of the tactics we are using to try and reduce our home's electric bill is having. The tactic: installing LED light bulbs. In early November last fall we received a large quantity of LED light bulbs from the Home Depot to try. We ordered enough A19 and PAR20 versions to replace about half of the CFL and incandescent … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #343 – Heating – Replace Natural Gas Outdoor Lamps

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 343, Replace Outdoor Natural Gas Lamps with CFL’s. Some homes (although none in my area) use natural gas to get a real flame in their outdoor lamps. Natural gas is a non-renewable energy resource and, while much less than coal, does generate polluting emissions into the … [Read more...]

Using Home Depot EcoSmart PAR20 LED Light Bulb

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Two days ago, we started our review of the Home Depot's EcoSmart brand's version of the 8 Watt PAR20 LED light bulb. Today, I wanted to show you how its unique design looks installed in a recessed ceiling light fixture as well as discuss its light output. Now, remember that this LED light will produce 8 Watts (40 Watts equivalent from a halogen light bulb) or 350 Lumens of bright white light output per the package according to the package, which is 44 Lumens per Watt. As well, remember … [Read more...]

Home Depot EcoSmart PAR 20 LED Lightbulb Review

PAR 20 Light Bulb Comparison

Late in 2010, we wrote several articles on different LED lighting for the home. This included many articles on The Home Depot EcoSmart brand 9 Watt A19 LED light bulb and where we used it in our home. This also included articles on a 3 Watt PAR 20 LED light bulb sold by The Home Depot but not part of their EcoSmart line. One issue I had with this 3 Watt PAR 20 LED light bulb was that it was, well, only 3 Watts. Because it was so low wattage, it was not dimmable; then again, who would … [Read more...]

Using LED Lights In The Garage

Garage Door Opener

The past few article in this LED home lighting series has seen us write about the LED PAR 20 type of light bulb. We actually started this LED home lighting series looking at the workhorse of most home light bulbs in North America, the A19. Today we thought we would return to the A19 type of LED light bulb and see how it would work in the garage. Now, The Home Depot's A19 EcoSmart 9 Watt LED light bulb is, according to the product description, is dimmable and is for use … [Read more...]

Where To Use PAR 20 LED Lightbulbs in the Bathroom

Bathroom Mirror 5 Light Fixture Set

Over the past several weeks we have been reviewing different uses of PAR 20 LED light bulbs in the ceiling of: Bathroom Bedrooms Potty Rooms Today I wanted to show you another area of the bathroom where we ended up using several of these extremely low wattage energy saving and therefore money saving LED light bulbs from The Home Depot. Now, here is a picture of the mirror in our shared bathroom. Notice the set of 5 light outlets directly above the mirror. For three years … [Read more...]

Using Low Wattage PAR 20 LED Light Bulbs In The Bathroom

Mini Recessed Ceiling Lighting by Bathroom Sink and Mirors

In our prior article within this series on using energy and money saving LED light bulbs in the home, we showed how we used 3.5 Watt PAR 20 LED light bulbs in recessed ceiling lights in our daughter's bathroom and bedroom. Today, I wanted to show two areas in the other en suite bathroom in our home where we used this very low wattage LED lighting. First, remember my strategy for using two of these 3.5 Watt LED Par 20 LED light bulbs in my daughter's bathroom ceiling? Well, I tried the … [Read more...]

Recessed Ceiling LED Lighting Review

One PAR 20 LED Light Bulb In Ceiling

In our previous home LED lighting series, I discussed the PAR 20 light bulb, the need we had for it within our many recessed ceiling pot lighting fixtures. I also indicated that my focus was that the LED light bulb I ordered look as much as possible as the current 50 Watt incandescent PAR 20 light bulbs and that it was the same size. Now, in the prior article I purposely left out the wattage equivalent of the LED PAR 20 light bulb which I obtained from The Home Depot who are sponsoring … [Read more...]

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