Articles tagged with ‘Energy Saving Gadgets’
By Anny on April 9th, 2013
There are some many ways in which we can reduce energy consumption in our daily life-and we at Envirogadget always emphasize that small such steps can lead to bigger results for the whole of mankind. A systematic form of reduction would not only allows us to save a whole lot of energy but would also decrease the carbon footprint involved in generation of electricity. Lutron Electronics is a Pennsylvania based company that offers a host of energy saving solutions for your home and office..
One such product is the C.L Dimmer for CFL and LED bulbs. The dimmer set the right luminance of the bulb as per the requirement and save a lot of energy by dimming the bulb when needed. It can be used in your bedroom, living room, kitchen as well as in the basement, and is set to keep the bulb on while being dimmed and also reduces excessive Flicker. It also keeps the lights on even in case of voltage fluctuations and ensures that they turn on at all light levels. The dimmer can also be used for normal incandescent and halogen bulbs. You can access the list of bulbs the CL Dimmer supports by accessing the below link. You can also use the store locator link at the top of the page to check out for retail stores selling the CL dimmer in USA and Canada.
Another useful product amongst their range is the Occupancy sensing switch which automatically turns on the lights when you enter the room and turns them off when the room is empty. This product is very useful in this jet-packed age where we often tend to forget turning off the lights while leaving the room. I am quite sure that such a situation is very common in most of households, and all the more when there are children around. Automatically shutting-off the light would ensure that there is no loss of power. Apart from this, the Occupancy sensing switch also comes with a light detection feature which turns on the light only the surroundings are dark beyond a certain level.This can save your energy bills and can also save energy. You can check more about this product and can know more about all their energy saving solutions by accessing their site.
By Anny on April 7th, 2013
BioLite camp stove is a camping accessory designed to cook food using twigs and small pieces of wood that you can easily gather when in outdoors. It also comes with an USB charger that generates power from the flame and can be used to power your phones and other appliances. The stove uses a proprietary technology that converts heat into electricity which powers a built-in fan as well as supplies power via the USB cable. The fan is designed to keep the flame high and ensures that optimum heat s generated by burning the twigs.
The BioLite camp stove not only suits camping needs but can also be used in case of a natural emergency or a power outage. It does away with other forms of camp cooking equipment that need other forms of fuels-thereby reducing the carbon footprint. The stove just weighs 935 grams and is compact with a height of 8.25 inches and width of 5 inches. It gives a peak power output of 5.5 KW while on high and 3.4 KW when set to a low flame. As an estimate, you would need about 46 grams of wood to boil a liter of water in just 4.5 minutes. The stove comes witha handy stuff stack, a gas lighter and a USB cord which can be used to power a lot of devices including smartphones. You just need to collect twigs, wood pellets etc- and use them as a fuel for your stove. The stove is made of stainless steel, aluminum and plastic and can support a container of 8 lbs or 1 gallon of a liquid.
The Biolite camp stove is a very useful source of cooking in outdoors. It can also work as an on-demand electricity source, particularly at night in absence of regular power sources. It priced at $129 and can be purchased from their website at the below link.
By Anny on December 23rd, 2012
World over, people are becoming more environment conscious, and there is a greater awareness on conserving the environment, and reducing pollution. Small changes that we can incorporate in our daily life can make a great impact on the environment. It’s not about how much we have conserved, or how less have we polluted, but it’s all about the conscious effort we need to make in all our actions. Little actions can make us do our bit to the save nature, and a chain of such actions can lead to multiplied results, a greener environment, and most importantly-increase awareness.
Even since the advent of computers, the old fashioned files and folders have made way to databases and emails. We are now more used to communicate through emails then by letters, we see more of news online then by reading a paper. We see more advertisements in our email folders then in handbills. A digital signature validates our online credentials just as a signature on a paper would do. We extensively use internet banking, reducing our visits to the bank. All of them are proof of the way we are slowly replacing paper as our chosen means of communication.
Lesser paper usage means lesser cutting of trees, lesser paper making plants which means less energy consumption, and lesser pollution. Also lesser cost of transportation saves fuel too. Indirectly, such initiatives by us help conserve the environment by protecting trees, help decrease energy consumption either by usage of machinery or transport and when that is done, we pollute the environment in a lesser way. So for all of you readers reading this post online-you too are doing a part in saving the environment.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that we have almost given up on writing letters and communicating by paper, except in situations where they are mandatory. However, this only means that we are conserving our green resources, but are also using other energy sources instead which still need a fuel to run on. We cannot also compare the usage of energy sources against conservation of nature, as they are two different entities. But the energy used in writing an email or doing a money transfer online is much lesser when compared to driving to an office and doing a paper transaction. Hence, we must in all our daily routines, whether personal or business, decrease paper consumption wherever possible, and do our part to save nature.
So… for all you email and internet aficionados—you might have saved many tress till date. However, the global demand for paper, after removing the recycled components is a staggering 400 million tons- which means about 4 billion trees being felled. The best we can do is to further reduce our paper consumption, move towards using the digital media for advertizing and communication, and lastly-plant as many trees as possible, so we have the correct ecological balance.
By Dev on September 19th, 2012
Thermeleon tiles are energy solution because they turn white when there is enough heat to turn the roof cool and change their color to black when it is enough cold inside the room and required to absorb the light and warm inside the room. These prototype roof tiles will turn their color as per required for energy absorbing or avoiding when it is outside.
This isthe reason of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduates has won the third annual MIT MADMEC (Making and Designing Materials Engineering Contest) by demonstrating their thermally-activated, color-changing, roofing material called “Thermeleon” (as in chameleon).
By Dev on September 22nd, 2011
Environmental awareness is rapidly growing in society. Global warming, rising sea levels, changing weather patterns are all becoming a part of the common person’s vocabulary. The print and electronic media is full of discussions ad debates on these topics. Not only governments and large businesses, but even ordinary citizens and consumers are becoming increasingly aware about how their buying and consumption patterns are adversely impacting on the natural environment. As a result, both businesses and consumers are looking towards developing new products and investing in new technologies that can reduce or minimize the ecological imprint of human beings on the natural environment.
By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on July 25th, 2011
The Eco Navigator is a Satellite Navigation system that additionally offers diagnostics of the car and of its performance, helping you to visually see how changing your driving can improve your fuel use. The system can show you the most energy efficient route for you to take while informing you of your MPG, CO2 emissions, and other such helpful data to help you make the trip as fuel efficient and eco-friendly as possible.
By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on June 27th, 2011
These Dryer Cubes are a great way to help your clothes to dry faster and softer without the need for chemicals. Simply placing the cubes with your wet laundry into your tumble dryer allows them to help speed up the drying process and soften your clothes without the need for fabric softeners or tumble dryer sheets.
By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on March 11th, 2011
The VPhase Unit is a device that is installed to your fuse box to help reduce your electricity consumption. The unit uses voltage optimisation, reducing the flow of electricity to the devices in your house down to a constant 220v, instead of the 240v – 245v you could otherwise experience.
By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on February 2nd, 2011
The Bye Bye Standby System is a collection of devices that can help you to turn off your electronic devices quickly and easily. By totally cutting off the power to electrical devices when not in use daily energy usage is decreased. The connected devices can be turned on or off with ease using either a remote control or a wall switch.
By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on January 19th, 2011
These Heatsaver Radiator Panels are a quick and easy way to increase your radiator’s heating efficiency. The heat reflecting panels can be installed in minutes behind your radiator to reduce the amount of heat that is lost through external walls.