Brian Clark Howard, Seth Leitman & William Brinsky
Flip the switch to energy-efficient lighting
This do-it-yourself guide makes
it easy to upgrade residential and commercial lighting to reduce
costs and environmental impact while maintaining or even improving
the quality of the lighting.
Filled with step-by-step instructions, Green Lighting
shows you how to save money and energy with light-emitting diodes
(LEDs), compact fluorescent lighting (CFL), solar lights, windows,
skylights, fixtures, controls, and other bright ideas.
Methods for calculating return on investment, plus recommended
sources for energy-efficient products, are included in this
- Color temperature measurements
- In-depth details on the differences between LEDs and CFLs
- How utilities bill for electricity usage
- Comparing wattage and determining energy savings
- ENERGY STAR® ratings
- Purchasing appropriate bulbs, fixtures, and sensors
- Developing a comprehensive green lighting plan for your
entire home, office, or commercial environment
- Incandescent, halogen, and gas-discharge lighting
- Solar and next-generation lighting
Chapter 1. The Benefits of Changing Your Lighting;
Chapter 2. Basic Lighting Terms and Explanations;
Chapter 3. Incandescent, Halogen, and Gas-Discharge Lighting;
Chapter 4. Fluorescent Lighting;
Chapter 5. Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs);
Chapter 6. Fixtures and Controls;
Chapter 7. Beyond Energy to Green Lighting Materials;
Chapter 8. Lighting Best Practices and Daylighting;
Chapter 9. Solar and Next-Generation Lighting;
Brian Clark Howard (New York, NY) is a Web editor at The
Daily Green (www.thedailygreen.com), which is part ofHearst
DigitalMedia and is one of the world’s largest and most trusted
sources for consumer information on living a more environmentally
Brian was previously managing editor of E/The Environmental
Magazine, the oldest and largest independent environmental magazine
in the United States. He has written for Yahoo!, MSN, Plenty, The
Green Guide, Popular Mechanics online, Men’s Health, Mother Nature
Network, Oceana, AlterNet and elsewhere.
Brian coauthored a book on geothermal heating and cooling,
forthcoming from McGraw-Hill, and he wrote the chapter on green
power and green lighting for the 2005 book Green Living (Plume),
which he also coedited. Brian also wrote the chapter on saving
energy for the 2009 book Whole Green Catalog (Rodale).
Brian earned an MS in journalism from Columbia University and
holds two bachelor’s degrees in environmental sciences. Brian was a
finalist for the 2005 Reuters/IUCNEnvironmental Media Awards and has
appeared on numerous radio and television programs. He also blogs
for Asylum and as the URTH Guy at The Daily Green.
Bill Brinsky founded Envirolite Systems which focuses on
lighting and energy, from design of new systems to energy efficiency
upgrades of current systems. He previously worked for Con Edison.
Seth Leitman is President and Managing Member of the ETS
Energy Store, LLC, which sells organic, natural, and sustainable
products for business and home use.
Previously, he worked for the New York State Power Authority and
the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, where
he helped develop, market, and manage electric and hybrid vehicle
programs serving New York State and the New York metropolitan area.
Seth is the co-author of Build
Your Own Electric Vehicle.
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