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fmrubinstein commented on Chris Kaiser's blog post Why the incandescent deserves its death
"One CFL has about twice the embodied energy as a single incandescent lamp. Since you'd need at least 4 incandescent lamps to achieve the lifetime of even one CFL, on a life cycle basis, there's at least twice the embodied energy in…"
May 30, 2011
fmrubinstein commented on Chris Kaiser's blog post Why the incandescent deserves its death
"Chris- Thank you for this contribution. Very clear-headed thinking."
May 26, 2011
fmrubinstein replied to Dennis McCarthy's discussion Lighting audits as a subset of the energy audits.
"Just because LEDs are succeeding in applications where they transmit information (LED TVs, monitors, etc) doesn't necessarily mean that they will take over general lighting, where the purpose is to provide a blob and cost is king. In homes,…"
Mar 24, 2011
fmrubinstein replied to Dennis McCarthy's discussion Lighting audits as a subset of the energy audits.
"Dennis- I agree completely that lighting is a sorely overlooked opportunity to save energy without losing amenity. But I am less convinced that LEDs are necessarily the only and best way to get there. In particular, I think a combination of controls…"
Mar 24, 2011
fmrubinstein replied to Dennis McCarthy's discussion Lighting audits as a subset of the energy audits.
"Dave- I like your use of occupancy sensors in the home and "feel your pain" when it comes to convincing people to pay attention to the obvious savings from simply turning lights out when possible. I research control solutions more for…"
Mar 24, 2011
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