Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What to do with your used light bulbs

Recycling Old Light Bulbs

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How to recycle your used lightbulbs? (Photo Credits)

Light bulbs should be disposed properly considering the many chemical components inside it. If you are feeling crafty though, and you are capable of cautiously doing something out of old light bulbs then why not try your hand at recycling?

The Website Architecture and Design for instance shared awesome ideas on how old light bulbs can be repurposed. Association of Edison Illuiminating Companies           

“When your light bulb stops working, don’t hurry to throw it out – with just a little bit of work, you can give it a new life. There are plenty of creative and fun ways to upcycle this object into many useful things. From vases and candy containers to terrariums and ornaments, the lightbulb’s form lends itself to plenty of functional and aesthetic projects.”

Check out the photos of the projects here.

Recycle, Repurpose

Electrical Contractors  Cool Pet Videos meanwhile shared this very interesting step by step video tutorial on how to make a cool terrarium out of an old bulb.

“Recycling Old Light Bulbs to Create Beautiful Mini Terrariums.”

Check out the video here.

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The Website Goods Home Design, shared as well several ways to make decorative fixtures using old lightbulbs.

“Here we have an ingenious idea regarding burnt-out light bulbs. It’s easier to throw away a burnt-out bulb, but it is lovelier for it to be transformed into a decorative item. If you don’t want to waste your burn-out incandescent light bulbs, we came up with a very simple way of recycling them. With a bit of creativity, you can give these burned light bulbs a second chance.”

Get inspired with the many projects here.

So what do you plan to work on?


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Saturday, November 14, 2015

What you may want to know about Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

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The talk of the town. (Photo Credits )

Some sectors are questioning the safety of the Energy-Efficient Light bulbs

The website Natural Health Center shared in one of its posts, concerns over what it described as possible adverse health risks Energy Efficient Light Bulbs pose to its users. Build Safe

“In our zeal to protect the environment, most of us have now replaced our old conventional light bulbs with the new energy efficient models. Unfortunately, we are now learning the new bulbs come with significant health risks. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency has actually issued an emergency protocol to be followed if a bulb breaks, as a broken bulb releases twenty times the maximum safe level of mercury into the air.”

The website enumerated the possible health risks here.

Dispose with care

Healthy Life Vision raised the same concern in its website. It advised its readers to properly dispose of Energy Efficient Lightbulbs so as not to endanger anyone who may come into contact with broken bulbs.

“These bulbs are so toxic that should not be thrown in the regular trash. They are hazardous waste. If you break one in the house, open the windows and doors and leave the house at least 15 minutes in order to minimize exposure to toxic gases.”

Read the rest of the report here.

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Electrician In Canada, an organization has already been calling for the safe disposal of Energy Efficient Lightbulbs as reported by media organization CTV Toronto. “According to the Recycling Council of Ontario, most consumers are not safely disposing the energy-efficient bulbs that contain approximately five milligrams of mercury each. The heavy metal has been shown to cause brain damage if inhaled or ingested.”

Check out the rest of the article here.

So how do you dispose your busted light bulbs at home?


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Saturday, November 7, 2015

How to Safely Organize your Electrical Cords

Stay Safe, Stay Organized

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Keep your cords neat. (Photo Credits)

Electrical cords in the home or in the office could be a messy sight. It could easily be jumbled, it makes an area look less organized, and more importantly – less safe.

Here are some tips that could help you get better organized in this area. Electrical Contractors

DIY Network shared tips to ensure that your cord will not be an unsightly mess once again.

“Whether you’re baby-proofing (yes), trying to tidy up cords dangling behind your bedside table (yep, this too), or just tending to that snarled nest of wires hidden behind the media console (hand raised), mastering cord management will make your home feel and look more organized. There are lots of different approaches to the art of camouflaging and organizing your electrical cords. What tools work best for you? When it comes to installing electronics like a flat-screen TV on a mount or a speaker system, a popular approach is to run the cords vertically between the joists behind the drywall, so when I set out to get our TV permanently mounted, this is the approach I took. The cords aren’t hardwired into the electrical circuit (code violations!), but plan to have them pop out nearby an outlet so that the hole in the wall can be easily concealed by a TV stand or side table.”

Read the rest of the tips here.

Make your home safer and tidier

The Website OnlineArticle.Org emphasized that more often than not, a home’s media room is the room with the messiest and least organized cords, so it is in your best interest to keep your cords neat. Association of Edison Illuiminating Companies

“The media room’s wants are totally different from these of the house workplace, as a result of all of the gear tends to be centered in a single location. Virtually all the gear will get related to the tv, which requires all elements to be centrally situated. Most owners have a tv stand or hutch the place all the gear is contained. The trick to preserving electrical cords organized is to label the whole lot. Wrap a bit of masking tape across the twine close to the plug and label what it’s hooked up to.”

Check out the rest of the tips here.

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ArchitectureDesign.Net meantime shared ways to organize power cords in a classier way.

“All the cables and the cords from things like the computer, the lamps, the TV, etc are seen as an inconvenience and we often try to hide them. There are even lots of accessories to help us do that and we’re also showed you plenty of DIY projects designed to help you do the same thing. But why hide the cables when you can turn them into wall art?”

Check out the step by step instructions here.

So how do you organize your power cables at home?


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Monday, November 2, 2015

Electric Powered Vehicles

The Electric Vehicle you would want to own

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Your Dream Electric-Powered Vehicle (Photo Credits)

Electric Powered Vehicles come in many types and appearance, and the good thing is just like in anything in life, it caters to individual tastes.

Sports car enthusiasts for instance, will be glad to note that there is a high-powered sports car in the market with an all-electric option. Association of Edison Illuiminating Companies

The Verge featured one of these in its website. “one of them is Audi’s R8 sports car, which now includes an e-tron option. Instead of the V10 petrol engine that can take the R8 to 100kmh in 3.2 seconds, the e-tron model uses only electric power to achieve a 3.9-second 0-to-100 time. That’s still some pretty awesome acceleration, but the real innovation of this new electric car is in the density of its battery. Audi has almost doubled energy storage — from 49kWh on its first electric platform to the current 92kWh — and done so without requiring any extra space. Energy density has, as a result, grown from 84Wh/kg to 154Wh/kg. With a few modifications made to the electric version of the car — such as the crazy-looking wheels that appear specifically designed to minimize drag — this combines for a claimed range in excess of 450km / 279.6 miles.”

Check out the car here.

Hippies Unite

Automobile manufacturer Volkswagen on the other hand hinted of a possible revival of their iconic beetle van. Electrical Contractors

Off Grid Quest could not hide its excitement over this come back. “With rumors about the return of the surfers craze, the hippie love machine might just be coming back!  The Herbie-like purr of the motor coming down the drive will be replaced by an electric engine that can be charged at home.  If you live under solar panels, this will be a move in a very green direction. Since its launch in the early 1950s, the Volkswagen Westfalia Camper has been an enduring classic, an icon of cross-country adventures and the traveling lifestyle. Production ceased in 2003, but speaking to Autocar  at the New York Auto Show earlier this year, board member Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser revealed that the company is soon to unveil a concept Camper that would revive the classic van as an electric vehicle.”

Read the rest of the article here.

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To make the electric car technology even more mainstream, Automobile Manufacturer Ford has made its patent available to other manufacturers as shared in the website IFL Science.

“The company has more than 650 electrified vehicle patents. They filed over 400 of them in 2014 alone, and that makes up more than 20 percent of all the patents they applied for that year. Ford has another thousand patents pending. Some of the patents available for purchase by other automakers include technology for battery charge balancing to extend battery run time and overall life, temperature dependent regenerative braking to maximize the energy that’s recaptured, and a driving behavior feedback interface to help improve fuel economy. “

Read the rest of the report here.

What type of electric vehicle would you want to buy if ever?


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