If you are curious regarding the future of residential lighting, and may have some questions regarding the lighting choices of today, you will want to attend our monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 26th. Mark Tudyk from the Gallery of Lighting will be in the house (I can't believe I actually used that expression) at this month's meeting to relate the latest on lamp (light bulb) choices, daylighting issues, and lighting controls. Mark was a valuable resource during my years at Build San Antonio Green in lighting-related issues in green building and remodeling. I'm sure you would like to consider him as your lighting resource as well.
Are LED's (light emitting diodes) ready for prime time yet? Are they affordable yet? Do they perform as promised? How do we know they will last 20 years? Does their lumens per watt highly out-perform compact fluorescents? And what about those Energy Star light fixtures? Are they only able to receive a particular type of compact fluorescent lamp? And if so, are they going to be able to be easily modified for LED lamps? Oh boy, these are a lot of great questions, so make sure you attend as Mark is warmly welcomed by San Antonio Sustainable Living and then be put on the hot seat. As usual, our meetings are the 4th Tuesday of the month held in the classroom inside Whole Foods Market in the Quarry Shopping Center at 7pm. Hope to see you then.