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Forum: Lighting 12-15-12, 09:08 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 45,605
Posted By Xringer
Insurance companies write their policies, so they...

Insurance companies write their policies, so they always have an 'out'. (We call it the fine print).
They don't have to pay off on much of anything. But, they do pay a lot of claims,
because they...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-07-12, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,716
Posted By ecomodded
Whole house Watt meter

I was wanting a Watt meter to measure appliance and entertainment watt consumption and costs of my home when i happened upon Blue Line power usage/cost monitor bli-28000 and bought it (1/2 price)
...
Forum: Lighting 10-04-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,366
Posted By JRMichler
Photos you want, photos you get. I took some...

Photos you want, photos you get. I took some photos after dark with the light on. This fixture has a switch. The switch is sealed underneath a rubber membrane.

Photo taken with a flash to...
Forum: Lighting 09-27-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,366
Posted By S-F
You could use any light you like behind a sauna...

You could use any light you like behind a sauna light fixture And put the switch outside the door. I believe that (here in MA at least) bathrooms under a certain size have to have the switch outside...
Forum: Lighting 09-27-12, 09:58 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 45,605
Posted By Xringer
If you had a house fire, and your insurance...

If you had a house fire, and your insurance company saw you had a DC power
system installed, they would look for the goverment approval stamp.
A DIY system might mean your fire insurance might not...
Forum: Lighting 09-27-12, 01:07 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 45,605
Posted By nexsuperne
Bit of a no brainer really, I pay 2 for a 50...

Bit of a no brainer really, I pay 2 for a 50 watt halogen bulb, which emits 320 lumen and costs 0.5p an hour to run. I then pay 3 for a 7.5 watt 520 lumen led bulb, which costs 0.075p an hour to...
Forum: Conservation 09-24-12, 01:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,581
Posted By Piwoslaw
Increasing fridge efficiency with PCMs

I have a few bottles of water in my fridge for volume reduction/thermal mass, but to take it a step further I've thought about phase change materials...
Forum: Tools 09-05-12, 07:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,651
Posted By charlesfl
Free program to calculate heat loss

I found a free computer program that can be run in windows by Lawrence Berkley National Lab called THERM.
It can be use to find heat loss of house through different materials. Can be downloaded from...
Forum: Lighting 07-31-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 45,605
Posted By opiesche
I've used strings of 10 LED modules with 4 LEDs...

I've used strings of 10 LED modules with 4 LEDs each (about 1.1W per module or so) for ceiling lights in my office. Mounted them on a painted 1/8" piece of plywood with a piece of acrylic (coated...
Forum: Lighting 07-29-12, 03:23 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 45,605
Posted By Exalta-STA
Just replaced a 50w halogen pin light with a 2W...

Just replaced a 50w halogen pin light with a 2W yellow LED..

it's a big help since the painting the halogen pin light was pointed at doesn't feel hot anymore and I use it as an accent/ambient...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-18-11, 07:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,022
Posted By S-F
My new project

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1643&stc=1&d=1310992241

I'll get into more detail later today when I have some time!
Forum: Solar Power 04-04-10, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,250
Posted By Xringer
I wonder if using LED lamps would better than a...

I wonder if using LED lamps would better than a CFL?

LED MR16 Light Bulb, Warm White, 4.5 Watt, 12vDC - Replaces a 50W Halogen...
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