Thank You Rudy E. of Maine For Ordering Edison-Style LED Light Bulbs From Jubbling.

Edison Style LED Light Bulbs - 35 Watt Equivalent.A big thank you to Rudy E. of Maine for ordering Edison-style LED light bulbs from our Jubbling store.

In addition to making the switch to LED lighting, Rudy is also Jubbling by:

  • Spending the last 30 years trying to reduce the amount of energy he uses.
  • Living off-the-grid using wind & solar for most of the 1990’s.
  • Now living in a home that has a grid-tied PV system that supplies about 95% of the energy.
  • Drives a Chevy Volt plug-in.

LightHawk | Volunteer Pilots Donating Flights to Elevate ConservationAnother way Rudy is Jubbling is by leading LightHawk.org – an organization that pairs conservationists, who need a bird’s eye-view, with pilots willing to donate flight time. From LightHawk.org:

“LightHawk provides flight as a tool to protect land, water and wildlife in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and parts of Canada.”

Thanks again Rudy; we appreciate your order and your Jubbling.


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Home Energy Efficiency (1993 vs 2009): Homes Are More Efficient, Gadgets/Electronics More Prevalent.

Home Energy Consumption chart from the EIAI think this home energy consumption chart shows what we call a hug-punch or a tickle-slap – homes are more efficient through weatherization [the hug] but we’re eating up those savings with our appliances, gadgets and electronics [the punch]. According to an article on Greentech, homes built between 2000-2009 were 30% larger than previous years and yet home energy consumption has stayed pretty much flat. We must be buying a shitload of appliances, gadgets and electronics because Energy Star can’t save us.

Even as we move towards efficient home appliances, we seem to be over complicating it. We posted a story about WiFi controlled LED lighting system that allowed homeowners to remotely control their lights via a remote, iDevice app and required a separate router. It’s the hardware stupid! Since most of us have mastered the on/off switch – use it and skip the energy consuming gadgets in order to truly save electricity. [Greentech Media]

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Edison Style LED Light Bulb Sale!

Edison Style LED Light Bulbs - 35 Watt Equivalent.We’ve been working on an ecommerce site and it’s been a giant pain in the ass! The one big plus of our store for you is that we have some LED light bulbs that we’d like to clear out. They’re 35-watt equivalent Edison Style LED light bulbs and they’re specially priced at $9.95 each. Freight is included and the offer is good while supplies last.

If you do place an order, we’ll put up a “thank you” post about you on Jubbling.com. A post on Jubbling does not guarantee you a following of groupies or admirers but you can show your friends and family how cool and energy efficient you are by purchasing LED light bulbs.


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Power An LED Lamp By Kicking The Energy-Harnessing SOCCKET Soccer Ball.

SOCCKET energy-harnessing soccer ball
SOCCKET in play.The SOCCKET from Uncharted Play, Inc. is a soccer ball that self-charges when people play with it. Thirty minutes of kicking the SOCCKET around will store enough power to run an LED lamp for 3 hours. It’s on Kickstarter looking for funding. According to CNET, if they’re successful on Kickstarter, Uncharted play will introduce a USB version. Who knows, maybe they’ll one day be able to produce SOCCKETs in quantity and follow the “One for One” model developed by Toms Shoes. [CNET]


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Duration Of Super Bowl XLVII Power Outage Might’ve Been Halved With Instant-On LED Lighting.

Super Bowl power outageSuper Bowl XLVII Checklist
Ravens and 49ers – check.
Fans – check.
Backup power supply – check.
In case of outage, restoring full brightness to HID lighting – 15 minutes!

The power outage during Super Bowl XLVII in some ways overshadowed the game itself. It allowed me to make a beer run that I might not have made otherwise and some claim it changed the course of the game. With everything in place, including a backup power system, why did it take 34 minutes to restart the game? According to a guest post on Greentech Media, “Superbowl Power Outage Shines a Bad Light On HID Lighting,” half of the delay can be attributed to energy inefficient, slow-to-full-power high-intensity discharge (HID) based lighting. From the article:

“HID are not energy efficient. The light output from an HID lamp degrades quickly, with each fixture giving out less light for the same power consumed.

What many didn’t pick up last night is the fact that even with power restored HID systems take 10 to 15 minutes just to come to full light output – or roughly half of last night’s downtime.”

Based on what happened during Super Bowl XLVII, we’ll see if sports stadiums migrate over to more energy efficient, longer-lasting and instant-on LED lighting. The Superdome does have 26,000 LED lights but unfortunately for Super Bowl XLVII – they’re installed on the outside of the stadium. [Greentech Media]

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NanoLight: Folded, Omnidirectional LED Light Bulb That Produces 100W Of Light From 12W Of Power.

NanoLight 100 watt equivalent LED light bulbThe NanoLight LED looks like a cyborg-Edison style light bulb and kind of works like one by producing 100 watts of light from 12 watts of power. Developed by three friends who met at the University of TorontoGimmy Chu, Tom Rodinger and Christian Yan – the folded NanoLight LED hits the 100 watt (1600 lumens) threshold and still has an estimated lifespan of 30,000 hours by more efficiently dissipating the heat LED’s produce at higher wattages. The NanoLight 100 W equivalent LED light bulb is expected to sell for around $50. NanoLight is currently looking for funding on Kickstarter.

Even though I wouldn’t be a customer for this brighter model, it’s great to see that a company is working toward a 100 W equivalent LED. [Gizmag]


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