Cree BR30 Floodlight LED

What you should look for in a good 65-watt replacement floodlight LED: Brightness-wise, your bulb should put out at least 650 lumens Your bulb shouldn’t draw more than 10 watts of energy Your bulb should be able to dim without

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Cree’s New LED Is Its Most Basic Bulb Ever

Cree’s newest flagship bulb, a 60-watt replacement LED that sells in a two-pack at Home Depot for about $8, is its most affordable yet. Cree got there by borrowing a page from the bargain bulb playbook and going with a

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Home Depot to Install 30,000 PV Panels from Current Powered by GE

The Home Depot has selected Current, powered by GE to support the expansion of its rooftop solar energy program. Current partnered with Home Depot on site selection, project implementation plans, financing and incentive capture for 20 solar installations in New

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Cree 4Flow LED (2015) CNET Review

Cheaper isn’t necessarily better. That’s Cree’s message in a year where LED prices are plummeting, and where new arrivals from Philips and GE can be had for less than $5 each — an eyebrow-raising comparison to the $8 Cree 4Flow

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Home Depot Acquires Distributor in Billion Dollar Deal

The Home Depot® has announced its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Jacksonville, Fla.-based Interline Brands, Inc., for $1.625 billion in cash, a leading national distributor and direct marketer of broad-line maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products. Interline is

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Jiawei Technology Announces MAXIMUS® Smart Security Light™

Easy to SEE and SPEAK with someone LIVE at your front door from virtually anywhere. Now available at HomeDepot.com, the MAXIMUS Smart Security Light detects someone approaching your home, sends an alert and makes it possible for you to engage

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GE Bright Stik LED Review

THE GOOD: GE’s innovative-looking Bright Stik LED casts a warm, omnidirectional glow that works well for basic household lighting. The five-year warranty is one of the best you’ll find at this price point. THE BAD: The Bright Stik LED isn’t

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TEP Expands Energy Star Lighting Program with LED Bulbs

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has announced that it is expanding its Energy Star lighting program to make LED bulbs available from local stores at discounts of up to 30% off regular retail prices. The Energy Star Lighting Program helps customers

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Philips’ Newest LED: A Five-Buck Bulb

Prices of LED light bulbs have fallen steadily. These days, you’ll find plenty of strong options that cost $10 or less, but Philips is pushing things a step further, with a new 60W equivalent LED that’ll retail for less than

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Why OLED Lighting Will Soon Shine on You

The Acuity flat-panel lighting tech is for sale at Home Depot starting at $200, providing a new energy-efficient alternative to LED lights. Steady advances in manufacturing technology have made OLEDs bright and long-lived enough to use, and now they’re going

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A Shift in Lighting: LED Bulbs Fall Below $8

Just over a year ago, a 60-watt equivalent light-emitting diode bulb was selling for about $10. Now, the price has come down again, with Philips offering its SlimStyle, a dimmable 75-watt equivalent, for slightly less than $8 at Home Depot

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Cree Adds Bigger, Brighter 100-Watt Replacements to Its LED Lineup

Cree’s new bulb will retail for $19.97 at Home Depot, and that’s about as low a price point as you’ll find for an LED with this many lumens. If, as expected, it earns Energy Star certification in the next few

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News Updates for the Week of October 14

1.      Navigant Predicts ESCO Market Will Pass $8 Billion by 2020 – Energy service companies (ESCOs) grew from a bit player a decade or so ago to a major driving influence in the market to retrofit existing buildings with more

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News Updates for the Week of March 19

1.      New Round of DOE Small-Business Funding Opportunities – The U.S. DOE Office of Science will sponsor another round (Phase 1, Release 3) of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding opportunities. Topics for this

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News Updates for the Week of November 7

1.      Unemployment Rate Falls to 9 Percent – The Labor Department says the economy added 80,000 jobs last month, the fewest in four months and below September’s revised total of 158,000. Hiring slowed in October as employers faced more uncertainty

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News Updates for the Week of December 27

1. U.S. Population Grew 9.7% in the Past Decade to 308,745,538, the Slowest Rate Since The Great Depression 2. Construction Unemployment Rate Jumps to 18.8% – Construction unemployment rate is highest for any industry, roughly double overall rate as federal

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