Archive for April, 2016

Are LED Downlights Affordable For A Home?

old light bulbSolid state LED lighting has become the standard. Energy savings over conventional lighting can reach as much as 25% on brightly lit structures. LED streetlights are appearing in cities all over the globe, and the US Department of Energy claims it will represent over 45% of public lighting in the next two decades.

But the same advantages of commercial LED downlights are available to homeowners as well. Energy consumption can’t be so easily monitored, and most people don’t figure in lighting costs as part of the home expenditures. But people are becoming more aware that LED bulbs can create substantial savings over time. LED bulbs and lighting fixtures are taking up more space in retail stores than they did just a few years ago, and even tech review sites have jumped on the LED bandwagon. Continue reading “Are LED Downlights Affordable For A Home?” »

Perfect Wonderlic Score. Perfect House.

Perfect HouseI recently had the good fortune to meet football legend Pat McInally who played for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1975 through 1985.  (A little bit of side trivia, Pat is rumored to be the only NFL player in history to have made a perfect Wonderlic score on the official NFL-issued Wonderlic test.)  Anyway, when I met Mr. McInally, we weren’t talking about football or standardized testing or anything of the sort.   Continue reading “Perfect Wonderlic Score. Perfect House.” »