At every coffee shop, library or street corner, you’ll find someone deeply engaged with his or her mobile device. Whether it’s a smartphone, laptop or tablet, we are becoming a tech-based society, and nothing is more frustrating than when your device runs out of power, leaving you feeling completely disconnected from the rest of the world.
Not all energy-saving apps are just for the highly involved, do-it-yourselfer.
For example, Power Simulator is an app that is extremely user-friendly and provides detailed information on your energy costs.
Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs have garnered a lot of attention in recent years. Many believe they will revolutionize the lighting industry while others are weary they will ever be able to emit the common and comforting soft-white light at an affordable price. When comparing traditional incandescent bulbs against LEDs, it’s easy to see the technological advancements in the industry. Here are a few insights into the pros and cons of each bulb:
Michigan-based Tellurex has launched a device that is designed to provide bright indoor and outdoor lighting – off the grid. The tPOD1, short for thermoelectric Power-On-Demand, is about the size of a small can of soup and can produce light for up to four hours at the cost of a tea-candle.
Driving in the dark can be a challenge for many, but it’s a common part of a motorists daily commute to and from work and school. Whether driving is difficult because you’re tired after a long day in front of a computer or you simply have trouble seeing the road in the dark, night driving is filled with potential dangers around every corner.