Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, which kicks off Green is Universal week. Whether you believe in global warming or not, saving energy can be economically beneficial. Here are a half dozen products that help save the planet as well as bring a bit of financial relief to our technological lives.
It may look yellow, but the blub in the middle, the L Prize 60-watt equivalent LED, glows with a soft and warm incandescent-like white (around $50). L Prize, so-named because it was honored by the U.S. Department of Energy as the most energy-efficient 60-watt equivalent bulb extant, is flanked by two Endura LED indoor flood lamps, the 36-degree narrow-focused 950 lumen bulb (less than $40) and the 90-degree wider coverage 730 model (less than $35), both of which will be available in the next week or so. They may sound expensive, but will last anywhere from 10 to 20 years of average usage - the L Prize is rated for 27.4 years - and save more than a $150 in energy costs over their lifespan.