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    LED lights are quickly becoming the most favored light source in American households. The United States Department of Energy has estimated that due to rising demand, prices for LED bulbs have dropped ninety percent since 2008. 

    LED bulbs are targeted towards customers through guaranteed savings. These savings have been proven by the Consumer Federation of America. Recently conducted studies about switching over to LED lighting have shown individual projected savings are greater than $1,000 over the span of the next 10 years. 

    What the Consumer Federation of America also found notable is that these bulbs only use approximately one dollar of electricity annually and usually cost less than five dollars to purchase! In comparison with incandescent and halogen bulbs, LED proves to be the cheapest, most efficient, and longest lasting option.


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    Eating and drinking at rooftop restaurants seem to be popular pastimes in Denver, Colorado. Fresh air and sunshine or cool evenings with a view of the city lights are bonuses when great food and beverages are involved. Seven of the best restaurants perched high above the streets of Denver offer great choices.

    ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop Ballpark
    Boasting the largest LED TV screen in the state of Colorado, this rooftop eatery is a short five-minute walk from Coors Field. Enjoy lunches, brunches, happy hours and dinners with signature dishes using local, fresh and organic ingredients in their NEVER EVER food campaign. Ladies' nights and sports events cater to fans and families alike. Bar activities and fire pits add to the experience.


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    One of the most commonly reinvented features of a home as of late are lighting options. One of the best types of technology available for lighting is tunable solid-state lighting (SSL), which works to control both color and intensity of lights in a given location. These lights include features like human centric lighting (HCL) and Visa Lighting. Some companies that have worked on tunable LED lighting of technology include Acuity Brands and Philips Lighting. Their goal is to offer enhanced well being for people through lighting options in their living and working spaces.


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    New information indicates that something is rotten in the city of Denver as far as finding a job that pays enough money to support a family with one, single position goes. The city has one of the lowest unemployment rates and has a strong economy, so this issue should not exist. However, they are only a mask to the truth about what is really going on for people who try to find a single job to support themselves in this city. In short, it has become one of the best cities where which people want to work and live. However, there is one problem: the cost of living is super high, and people’s wages do not match this concern, so they have to work more than one job in order to make a living in a city where the cost of living is rather high.

    The plus side is there are many career options in this city. People from many educational and training backgrounds can find a position in Denver with some ease. Some of these jobs include non-profit organizations, health care, education, and so on. Everything from an entry-level administrative assistant to head honcho CEO positions is available. Most of these positions are white collar, and they usually offer a salary wage instead of an hourly wage.


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    Overall, it can be hard to tell the difference between light fixtures. Sometimes it could be buttons or dimming features. Smart lighting is one major detail that can differentiate light fixtures. Adding smart lighting will guarantee that you never have to enter a dark area again. Here are a few ways that you can add smart lighting to your home.

    iDevices Switch 

    iDevices Switch stands out among a series of smart plugs. It can smarten up any type of lamp or any other device that is plugged into it. iDevices Switch also adds in options for voice control through Amazon Alexa and Siri. The iDevices Switch is the only smart plug with a built in nightlight and a side outlet.


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    Homelessness is a problem everywhere, but those in Colorado are experiencing this issue at a different scale. Statistics show that the state just saw a 24 percent spike of homeless veterans, which has definitely alarmed some in the state. Denver is taking on the fight in a creative way by introducing a tiny village for homeless people.

    What are Tiny Homes?

    Tiny homes are high-efficiency homes that allow a person to live in a small area. This type of house is eco-friendly and usually does not take much money or time to build. It is quite popular among millennials as an alternative to buying a regular home. One of the reasons people love it is because it limits space, making those that dwell in these homes minimalists.

    The tiny homes that are going to be built in Denver will be completely off grid. This means solar panels will provide lights, power, and temperature control to each of the units.


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    With the Internet of Things becoming an integral part of everyday living, even the process of controlling energy consumption has entered the realm of connectivity. Cody Miller, an entrepreneur from Denver, turned this concept into reality through the Ion Smart Outlet. This handy energy saving device remotely controls electricity usage through a smartphone or electronic tablet. 

    The innovative device seeks to address standby power issues at home and at work. Homes and businesses unknowingly waste power every day. Plugged electronic devices, even when turned off, still siphon electricity from the grid. Even if that device looks blissfully resting in one corner, it may be quietly tugging through the electric meter. 


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    There’s no doubt that the look of a car greatly influences one’s decision to purchase a car. With the developments in new automobile technology, parts of the car, like the front grille seem rather useless and unnecessary. But with an aim to make cars look a lot nicer, companies and designers are now taking a new route and adding embellishments to cars in the form of LED lighting. 

    Unlike normal lights which are normally used in cars, LED lighting tends to last longer and is more power efficient, contributing to the overall performance of the car. In addition, LED lights tend to emit less heat than standard lights and also serve as a great source of a high power light. With the transition of cars to their electronic versions, cars nowadays are getting a more sleek and stylish look owing to the creative designs and structures that can be formed using LED lights.


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    Colorado's Winter Park Express put the ski train back in business, and that business is having a great run. Traveling between Denver and Winter Park Resort usually only on Saturdays and Sundays, the seasonal train service is often sold out. 

    The Amtrak ski train is a revival of a historic train service between Denver and Winter Park to the northwest. The renewed service began Jan. 7, 2017, and is scheduled to continue through March 26. More than 15,000 people had ridden the ski train by Feb. 14, which was about the midpoint of its planned trips for the ski season. The train can carry 554 passengers. 

    The original rail service connecting Denver and Winter Park, which sometimes is spelled Winterpark, started in 1912, and weekend journeys were added in 1940. In 2009, the service ended, partly because of financial reasons.


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    For anyone that has worked in an office or classroom with flickering florescent lights, results of the lighting can cause side effects that lower productivity and can make individuals' physically ill. A new environmental health study just released by Energy Focus, Inc. supports the need to exchange older lighting systems out for LED lighting that is flicker-free, green and just plain healthier to be around. Although the study looked at a number of factors affecting employee health and productivity, researchers discovered that 69% of workers complained most about health issues associated with elements of florescent lighting such as glare, brightness and excessive flickering.


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