LED Lightbulbs Just Got Better

table lamp with LED lightbulbLast year, my New Year’s resolutions focused on small changes that can improve your health and our environment. One I forgot? A quick change to more eco-friendly lightbulbs can dramatically reduce the amount of (mostly coal-fueled) energy your household consumes. But forget about the harsh light and dimmer buzz of last year’s CFLs. This year, it’s all about the new LED lightbulbs.  [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Approved: Cree LED Light Bulbs

woman holds LED lightbulbWe’ve been in our house for more than a decade, and it feels like a revolving door of renovation. But one thing I love is changing out our lightbulbs for Cree LEDs. I’m newly part of their ambassador program so I’ll be sharing more info over the next few months, but the thing that hooked me about Cree LED is that they’re the only LED bulbs that look like regular bulbs—but they use 84% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescents. Plus they’re priced less than most incandescents and are covered by a 10-year warranty. But here’s the kicker: They don’t buzz when you dim them, like CFLs. Take a look at the video I made so you can see—okay, I guess that would be hear, technically—the difference. Now I don’t have to think about my bulbs until 2024! [Read more…]