How much responsibility are you taking in conserving our natural resources? Sure, it may seem like “somebody else’s problem”, but really, it’s everyone's problem. There are new movements and laws being put into place in the name of “going green”, and it no longer seems like some type of Hippie movement. Even the awful T12 fluorescent lights that have been messing with our eyes for years are being discontinued and replaced by the brighter, more natural and much more power efficient T8. Recycling is certainly no longer more of a chore than taking out the garbage. However, being energy efficient also has a stigma of underperforming. With today’s technologies, that is certainly not the case. Efficiency is leading to more power from smaller units, and many energy efficient units are getting that way simply by using higher quality components. You no longer have to sacrifice performance for efficiency.