Brighter Family

Insights into Helping Your Family Live Brighter

Your family is filled with the most important people in your life, so it makes sense that you want to enjoy quality time with them. In this section, we'll provide tips, advice, recipes, teaching moments, and more – all designed to entertain and educate your family about energy and energy-related topics. We’ll even help you travel in style!

How Much Exercise Would It Take to Charge Your Phone?

How Much Exercise Would It Take to Charge Your Phone? | Direct Energy Blog

Smartphones have become such universal devices that they’ve replaced many of the other little gadgets we used to carry around — even the Mp3 players from our gym bags. Maybe you’ve experienced the dread of showing up at the gym ready for an intense workout, only to discover that your smartphone battery is nearly dead. And if you think that’s bad, imagine what it would be like if you had to exercise just to fill the battery back up again. READ MORE

How Much Exercise Would It Take To Power Your Coffee Maker?

How Much Exercise Would It Take To Power Your Coffee Maker? | Direct Energy Blog

Do you need a strong cup of joe before heading to the gym for an early morning workout? If so, be glad your automatic drip coffee maker gets its power from an outlet and not from you. Us humans can generate a few watts worth of energy ourselves when we put in the time and effort, but as you’ll see, exercising to power your coffee maker is not the best part of waking up. READ MORE

Best Family-Friendly Festivals Around the Country

Family Friendly Festivals Around the Country | Direct Energy Blog

Between March and November, the landscape across our nation comes alive with festivals to celebrate music, art, farming, and community. The snow has melted, the orchards are loaded with fruits and the sun is out, creating the perfect time for everyone to be outdoors among their friends, family and community.  READ MORE