UV Exposure from CFLs… Why You Should Switch to LEDs.

People often ask us whether they should be worried about UV emissions from their CFL light bulbs. The simple answer: YES CFLs generate light by exciting the Mercury vapor inside the lamp with electricity, generating Ultraviolet radiation, which stimulates the phosphor coating on the inner surface of the glass bulb, causing it to re-radiate most … Continue reading UV Exposure from CFLs… Why You Should Switch to LEDs. Continue Reading »

Salt Water to Drinking Water with the Power of the Sun

How do you create fresh water from salt water? Italian design engineering student Gabriele Diamanti has invented Eliodomestico, a solar still that requires NO electricity. This eco-distiller running on solar power is a very simple way to produce healthy, bacteria-free water and will provide safe drinking-water for people in developing countries. The Eliodomestico can produce … Continue reading Salt Water to Drinking Water with the Power of the Sun Continue Reading »

Transparent Windows Open the Possibility of Every Window Being a Solar Panel

Researchers at Michigan State University have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass into a photovoltaic solar cell. According to Richard Lunt, who led the research, the team is confident that the transparent solar panels can be efficiently deployed in a wide range of settings, from “tall … Continue reading Transparent Windows Open the Possibility of Every Window Being a Solar Panel Continue Reading »