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Beginning with Colorado in 2012, nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana use, and eight of these have also legalized home cultivation of cannabis. Legislation varies across each state but generally allows ...

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Spotlight on Daylighting

Author: Ira Krepchin
May 01, 2006

        Daylighting systems, which use natural lighting to supplement electric lighting, have the potential to cut energy use, reduce peak demand, and create a more desirable indoor environment, yet these ... [continue reading]

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Cheaper, Easier CFL Downlighting

Author: E Source
May 01, 2006

        The use of downlights in the residential market is increasing, yet energy-efficient CFL downlights have not been widely accepted or adopted by residential builders and homeowners. That’s ... [continue reading]

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Cleaning Up Light Pollution

Author: Susan Harder
January 01, 2006

                    Much of the exterior lighting installed on homes and apartment buildings does little or nothing to increase visibility, security, and ... [continue reading]

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New Designs in Active Daylighting

January 01, 2006

Since the sun is available when utilities experience peak demand, well-designed daylighting systems help to limit demand on the grid. [continue reading]

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Further Wrestling with Recessed-Can Lights

September 01, 2005

How do you air seal IC-rated light fixtures that aren't accessible from above? Do the air sealing from below. [continue reading]

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New Reflector CFLs That Can Take the Heat

Author: Susan Vogt
March 01, 2005

                 Reflector compact fluorescent lamps (R-CFLs) have been known to overheat and fail in some applications. They haven’t performed well particularly ... [continue reading]

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