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Eco-friendly Spring Cleaning Tips

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Eco-friendly Spring Cleaning Tips It’s that time of year: time to clear away the clutter, dust, and refresh your home. While you’re at it we have some great tips to make your home cleaner (and greener) in more ways than one. Swap out your chemical-laden cleaning products. When it’s time to clean, the last thing you want to do is use harsh chemical cleaners that can leach into our water, pollute your air, and damage our ecosystem. But how do you know which naturally-derived products actually work, or are even truly natural? Grove Collaborative is a great new site where...

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BFranklin Home Lighting Blog

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BLOG Welcome to the BFranklin Home Lighting Blog! 5 Health Benefits of LED bulbs The latest generation of LED light bulbs look better than ever, but are they good for your health? New research suggests that there are a variety of health benefits to using modern LED light bulbs. We've collected the top 5 health benefits from using LED light bulbs, right here. Compare LEDs, CFLs, and incandescent bulbs Use our comparison chart to compare the three most popular light bulb options to see how you can save money and improve your home's lighting. Hate LEDs? You'll love these new...

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5 Health Benefits of LED Light Bulbs

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5 Health Benefits of LED bulbs The latest generation of LED light bulbs look better than ever, but are they good for your health? New research suggests that there are a variety of health benefits to using modern LED light bulbs. We've collected the top 5 health benefits from using LED light bulbs, right here. Helps Re-align Your Circadian Rhythm LED bulbs, due to their ability to emit light at precise wavelengths, can help improve your circadian rhythms, especially if you live in an area with long, dark winters. LED bulbs can produce both energy-stimulating "blue" light as well as...

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Side-by-Side Comparison: LEDs, CFLs, and incandescent bulbs

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Compare Side-by-Side:LEDs, CFLs, and incandescent bulbs LED bulbs Typical Lifespan: 20+ years Per bulb electricity cost: ~ $1/year Emits heat? No Contains mercury? No Dimmable? Yes Switching on/off no effect Durability Drop it and it still works! Incandescent bulbs Typical Lifespan: 1 yr Per bulb electricity cost: $7/year Emits heat? Yes Contains mercury? No Dimmable? Yes Switching on/off shortens lifespan Durability Drop it and it's trash. CFL bulbs Typical Lifespan: 5 years Per bulb electricity cost: ~ $2/year Emits heat? Yes Contains mercury? Yes, must be recycled at special facility. Dimmable? Some, not most. Use caution. Switching on/off shortens lifespan...

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Hate LEDS? You'll love these new energy-efficient bulbs.

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Hate LEDs? You'll love these new energy-efficient bulbs. If you were an early adopter of LED bulbs, you know how they often looked too bright or too stark for most home applications. New next generation LED bulbs are here, and have some major improvements.   Color The biggest difference you'll notice in new generation LED light bulbs is their range of warm hues. Because LED bulbs can be programmed to essentially create just about any color, our latest bulbs come in a beautiful range of warm tones. But the improvements don't stop there. Quick Tip: When choosing LED bulbs, select...

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