Glen Bruels (homeowner): In 2003 and 2004, we vacationed on Nukubati, a tiny island in Fiji (only 12 guests at a time) with strong ties to New Zealand. The maintenance guy there told us to put our money in LEDs! Then in 2006 we spent a year in Australia, where everybody had already switched to CFLs because their electric rates were so high. That’s where we first saw LEDs on sale for home use, at a green show put on by the Alternative Technology Association, and we thought they were very cool. When we came back from Australia to our house in Colorado, we switched all our bulbs to CFLs, but had lots of problems with color temperature, etc. We were excited that LEDs had become readily available by the time we started the Natural Balance House so we could use them for 100% of our lighting.