Guest Picks: Energy-Saving Accessories
Keep electric bills in check despite cold days with these stylish lamps, chargers, outlets and more
When temperatures drop and I find myself indoors more often, it's easy to use a lot of energy at home. This ideabook is a collection of products that can help lower energy usage and lower bills this season. — Jennifer from I Art U
Charging your devices using the sun will for sure save you energy and cut costs. This solar charger looks cool, too.
This lamp has an energy-saving bulb as a curly tail.
Pretty and practical, this modern and attractive thermostat can be controlled from anywhere by your cell phone. It can also be programmed to fit your schedule.
Turn down the heater and grab a blanket. This Pendleton blanket will keep you warm and looking good.
This would be a great power strip for your TV and all its accessories. The green master plug will sense when your TV is off and turn off all other unused devices to conserve energy.
Make a fire, cook and charge your devices all from sticks you collect on your walk. This is perfect for anyone who loves to camp.
Who says energy-saving bulbs can't look good? I love the design and color of these.
This power adapter saves energy by using a timer so that it's not constantly on. These would be great for charging cell phones at night.
Here's an ecofriendly clothes-drying alternative for those who are serious about conservation. It uses up to 90 percent less energy than a traditional dryer.
The flame from this firelight is powered by denatured alcohol, which is a renewable energy from sugar, potatoes or other agri-products. It's definitely a conversation starter for any outdoor space.
Use the sun to charge your iPhone. I love this design, as it's made out of sustainable bamboo.
Here's another cool solar product. Listen to the radio using the sun, or manually crank for one minute to get 20 minutes of music.
This energy-efficient collapsible grill consumes 75 percent less fuel to cook a meal than a similarly sized grill. It's great for a backyard party or on-the-go grilling.
This pendant is made from paper and cardboard and comes with an energy-saving bulb. It's such a unique lamp, and it will add quirk to any home.
Although the use of candles to save energy can be debatable, I find that they are great mood setters and perfect for those times you just need a little light. This splurge chandelier is beautiful and would be perfect above a dinner table.
Rest your book and light your room with this book rest/light. It houses an 11-watt flourescent light bulb, which uses less energy than a regular bulb.
This gorgeous glass vessel houses a Plumen energy-saving bulb. I imagine three of these hanging in a modern kitchen with a lot of stainless steel.
Ideabook published on Jan. 14, 2013.
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