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HVAC Zoning in an Afternoon.

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HVAC Zoning in an Afternoon.

Controlling temperature room by room HVAC systems commonly offer a one temperature fits all approach to heating and cooling: Air is forced throughout the home from a centralized heating or cooling system, with vents that must be opened and closed by hand as the only means of controlling the temperature of each room. The market to refine these old HVAC systems in residential homes is extensive and companies like “Ecovent” are leading the way.  The “Ecovent” smart comfort system is a whole home, intelligent zoning system that delivers room-by-room temperature control. The system is made up of self-configuring room sensors,...

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What You Need to Know About LED MR16's

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What You Need to Know About LED MR16's

BBBBUUUUUUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, what in the world is that buzzing noise and why is it coming from my recessed lighting? This is probably the number one question we get at Energy Squad. Second on the list is why did my brand new LED MR16 that I just bought from 'insert big box hardware store name here' already burn out? "Aren't these things supposed to last like 100 years or something??"   Low Voltage LED MR16 GU5.3 High Voltage LED MR16 GU10 Lets start by making sure we all know the difference between the two most common MR16 bulbs. On the left is...

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7 Products from DiodeLED that are worth Seeing......

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7 Products from DiodeLED that are worth Seeing......

Check out these 7 Products from DiodeLED that you may not know existed. 1. Switchex Driver and Dimmer Switch:  Starting Retail: $141.50 SWITCHEX combines an LED dimmer switch and LED power supply into a single integrated unit. The SWITCHEX Dimmer-Driver accepts 120 VAC and converts it to low voltage DC, all within a standard electrical box. With power options up to 100W, it is a true evolutionary step forward for power and control of LED applications. The integrated driver that converts 120 VAC to either 12 VDC or 24 VDC. That means this is all you need between your line voltage...

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5 Cool New Products from Philips Hue that you may not known about.

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5 Cool New Products from Philips Hue that you may not known about.

In case you have been living under a rock for the past year or maybe just in a cave for the winter time, well your hibernation is over. It's Spring time and with Spring comes color changing LED's from Philips Hue. Not familiar with Philips Hue? Simply put, Philips Hue is your own personal lighting system. Philips Hue has a line of LED products intended to enhance your everyday life, get you energized, improve your mood and make you feel safe. Today we are going to look at 5 of the newest additions to the Philips Hue Family. 1. Philips Hue 3D...

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Good Things come in Small Packages

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Good Things come in Small Packages

Today we take a closer look at Juno's Mini LED Downlight Fixtures. These Mini LED recessed downlights are IC rated for insulated or non-insulated applications. Circle Downlight   Circle Gimbal Square Downlight Square Gimbal These small LED downlights pack quite the punch. At just 5W per fixture, these attractive downlights out perform the conventional 20W MR11 and boost an amazing 300 lumens. With four different finish options available (White, Black, Bronze and Satin Nickel), Juno has all your install applications covered. The later two are custom products and require lead time to build. Available in 2700K, 3000K, 3500K and 4100K,...

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