Light Bulb Market Update: LED Efficiency Has Doubled, And Prices Have Fallen

Several years ago, I was hard pressed to find an LED light bulb offering reasonable efficiency without an exorbitant price. We’re talking about $10-$20 for a dim bulb (40-Watt equivalent/450 lumens and less in some cases) achieving 45 lumens per Watt (lm/W). An efficiency of 45 lumens per Watt (usually up to 55) was common…

How to Drastically Reduce Your Energy Consumption Costs Using Home Automation

One of the most challenging phenomena of our century is the imminent danger associated with environmental degradation and global warming. Ironically, the use of energy-consuming tools like actuators can be instrumental in helping us install smart home systems that help conserve our environment. By controlling our energy consumption, we indirectly preserve our mother nature for our…

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Ford Opens R&D Facility In Silicon Valley

Ford has opened an autonomous vehicle research and development facility in Palo Alto, which is in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay area (otherwise known as Silicon Valley). Silicon Valley is famous for its rich history of high-tech innovation. Autonomous vehicle technology is certainly in the high-tech category, as it requires computers, cameras, proximity…