Interesting, New Products to Increase Your Home Energy Efficiency
There have been some interesting, new products introduced in the last couple of weeks.
Philips introduced a new 60W Replacement LED. I hear lots of people complain about the color of Flourescent and LED lights. Supposedly, Philips has worked to get the color right on this new, "bulb". At $60, it's steep to replace a single bulb in your home; however, the bulb is estimated to use 1/5th of the power of a traditional 60-watt bulb and is expected to last 25 times longer than an incandescent bulb. How many cobwebs will you have dusted off that bulb by the time it's replaced?
Last week, Sage introduced a new product: Triple-glazed, tintable glazing (I read about it here). In addition to the energy efficiency of the windows, homeowners can control the window tinting from completely clear to completely tinted with the push of a button.
I also heard about a new batten insulation product offered by CertainTeed, "EcoBatt". While it's not yet available in Massachusetts, we may see it later this year. While I'm not convinced it's the right product for my projects, it is interesting to see the major insulation manufacturers focusing on sustainability in their manufacturing processes.