Category: ‘Efficient Lighting’

Light Dimmers

September 18, 2011 Posted by Tlittle

Light fittings are one of the few electrical devices in our houses with just two functions, just on and off. Dimmers can be installed to adjust the settings and brightness of light fittings allowing you to not only control the brightness of a room but also adjust the amount of expelled energy by controlling the emitted voltage supplied to the fitting.  They are able to be fitted onto incandescent, halogen and compact fluorescent lighting so cover the most common lighting in the house. The applicable savings are quite relative as dimming your lights even 20% saves nearly 20% in energy. Dimmers can cost anywhere from $5 to $50 but the majority of installation cost will come from the electricians bill.

Phosphorus Lighting

September 15, 2011 Posted by Tlittle

Whilst the concept of energy efficient lighting is not a new one, only about 10% of residential sockets in the US utilize compact fluorescent bulbs. The average house has around 40 light sockets, and the total residential lighting tab contributes to around 20% of the total US electricity bill which in turn equates to over 50 Billion dollars.

Energy saving light bulbs use up to 80 per cent less electricity than standard bulbs and last around ten times as long.

This is one of the easiest projects to implement in your home, so please make the change.