Guest Picks: Energy-Saving Accessories
Keep electric bills in check despite cold days with these stylish lamps, chargers, outlets and more
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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
Solio Bolt Solar Charger - $65
Charging your devices using the sun will for sure save you energy and cut costs. This solar charger looks cool, too.
Learning Thermostat - $249
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.
5th Avenue Glacier Park Throw - $149
Turn down the heater and grab a blanket. This Pendleton blanket will keep you warm and looking good.
Conserve Socket With Energy Saving Outlet - $26.23
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.
BioLite CampStove - $129
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.
Areaware Plumen 001 Bulb - $30
Who says energy-saving bulbs can't look good? I love the design and color of these.
Conserve Socket Energy-Saving Outlet - $9.58
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.
Fuego Bio Firelight - $200
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.
Bamboo Solar Charger - $35
Use the sun to charge your iPhone. I love this design, as it's made out of sustainable bamboo.
Dynamo Solar Crank Radio - $34
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.
Portable Grill - $125
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.
Bagalight Energy - $35
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.
Agnes Hanging Candelabra - $5,000
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.
Book Rest Lamp - $79
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.
Vessel, Table, Bronze - GBP 276
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.
Mushroom Gray 1000 Travel Charger
Here's an ecofriendly way to charge mobile devices. It detects when your device is fully charged and shuts off. The clean design makes it even cooler.