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Photo courtesy of Kichler Lighting.

Next Generation Lighting from Kichler

The Kichler booth at this year's K/BIS was all about the benefits of LED lighting and its energy-saving Design Pro LED Disc. This slender disc light uses 75 percent less electricity than incandescent light bulbs. And its slender profile (only 3/8") make it perfect for lighting under kitchen cabinet, inside a curio or above a mantel. It features easy installation with three feet of wiring already spooled inside. Easy to see why this light won the Lighting for Tomorrow award. Check it out if you are at the K/BIS at booth B3650 in Hall B. To read more about energy-efficient lighting and LEDs, see this article, which is part of our green homes special series.

Photo courtesy of Gerber Plumbing Fixtures.

Gerber Is Green

Water conservation without sacrificing performance is a leading trend at this year's K/BIS. And keeping with that idea, Gerber Plumbing Fixtures is introducing its new Avalanche 1.28 high-efficiency toilet at booth #B3834. Using it instead of a conventional 1.6 gallon model, a family of four can save up to 8,760 gallons of water a year. It's also backed by a full five-year warranty. We were impressed by Gerber's videos showing how its HETs could flush a full roll of toilet paper, seven pounds of fruit salad and with one flush. If you're still skeptical that you get all the power you need when you use a HET, these videos will surely prove otherwise. Another great thing about the Gerber products is their affordability and designs. You get high performance, sleek designs all at a great price point.

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