Nadia Henderson Lighting, 2018-09-23 01:42:41. In today's age, the idea of going green seems to have become passion for many people. There are many questions that people ask about going green. Many people are trying to lead a more environmentally friendly life by recycling, composting and organic gardening. However, one of the most consuming activities that our society still engages in is consuming energy. In America alone, more electricity is consumed per capita than in any other part of the world. People use electricity for lights, toys, and many other things. Lighting, however, is the biggest offender.
Anika Shields Lighting, 2018-09-22 21:24:49. Curtain Lighting is constructed similar to string lights but the wire holding the bulbs is dropped vertically from the top horizontal wire and back up again at regular intervals, which gives a curtain effect. They come in many different lengths, some straight across the bottom and some have a shaped finish such as a scalloped or ragged bottom line. Net Lighting is also much the same as string lighting but instead of the bulbs being connected to one long string they are connected to a net of power wire. The nets usually have either square or diamond construction and are available in many sizes. They can be place outside over bushes, hedges or features which would be easier than using string lights and give a lovely evenly spaced effect.
Janiyah Berger Lighting, 2018-09-23 20:08:00. Lighting design is not just an art; it is a science as well. Dark corners and dimly lit rooms are aesthetically displeasing, and people will generally steer away from them. Poor lighting can also diminish the color and texture of a living area, actually making it look worse. Alternately, intense lighting can wash out the colors of a room, and direct lighting often overpowers delicate wall textures andor décor.
Addilynn Fleming Lighting, 2018-09-23 22:23:27. There is a trend towards creating outdoor living spaces in the garden and enjoying what is most people's single biggest asset - their home. Gardens are not simply to be looked at from a distance, but are to be enjoyed and experienced. We are finding that more and more people are investing in their gardens and commissioning the construction of designer outdoor living spaces. These spaces include decks, patios, pools, barbeque areas and fire pits and do not only add value to your property, but also draw you outside by giving you a destination in the garden. Lighting plays an important role in the design of such areas as it helps to set a comfortable atmosphere in the area and removes the restriction of only being able to use the area during daylight hours.
Anika Shields Lighting, 2018-09-23 18:38:28. Whereas the market for colored (Red, Green, Blue) RGB LEDs is well established, the market for white LEDs is still growing. Why? When you think of industries that still rely on white, non-LED lighting, such as televisions, automotive manufacturers, computer monitors, notebook computers, LCD backlights, etc., you can understand the push to become the leader in white LED manufacturing. Many people are surprised that a business would pass up a revenue generating opportunity that converting a home or business to LED would create. However, just because replacement white LED bulbs and retrofits are finally on the market, does not mean that they should be on your immediate shopping list. In very simple terms, the market for colored and color-changing LEDs is mature. While engineers are still finding ways to make them brighter and more efficient, the holy grail of the LED industry is in developing volume production of high-efficiency, high-brightness white LEDs.
Ailani French Lighting, 2018-09-23 23:35:56. The proper name for color temperature is The Correlated Color Temperature (CCT). The CCT is described in degrees Kelvin (starting at absolute zero). It is backwards in a way, because when a color of a light source has a high temperature associated with it, it is considered to be a cool color, and if it has a low temperature it is a warm color. Lighting sources with a CCT rating below 3200 K are usually considered "warm", while those with a CCT above 4000 K are usually considered "cool" in appearance. Using a light with a high Correlated Color Temperature will give a greater perception of brightness in the space than lower ones. When calculating a color temperature (CCT) we take the light we are looking at, and compare it to a Blackbody standard base line color model that has radiant power at all wavelengths of light, and where our color falls according to the base model will tell us what our color temperature is. Even at a given Correlated Color Temperature, color can vary. To avoid such variation, the EPA recommends you purchase bulbs from the same manufacturer at the same time. The color temperature rating is listed on the product packaging.
Anika Shields Lighting, 2018-09-23 21:06:14. Fluorescent lighting has been around a long time and you may not think it is that efficient. Old fluorescent lighting certainly isn't T12 and T8 tubes and their drivers can be horribly wasteful, sometimes using double the amount of power they are rated at. However T5 fluorescent tubes coupled with a modern ballast is remarkably efficient, almost as efficient in fact as LED lighting. Modern warm start ballasts have also increased reliability and allowed for extending the life of the tubes which can now reach as much as 30,000 or 40,000 hours. Modern drivers also operate at high frequency, unlike their older counterparts, which mean there is no longer a noticeable flicker with fluorescent lights. Fluorescent lights do also suffer from early failures, and because they rely on a filament the more often they are turned on and off the shorter their life will be; this means turning them on and of with presence detection to reduce their use and save money on your bill could backfire when you have to frequently replace the tubes. If you do go down this route make sure the drivers feature warm start and don't set the controls to frequently turn the lights on and off.
Braylee Woodward Lighting, 2018-09-24 01:16:15. These measurements of our light source are very useful when considering what we want our light to highlight most in the room. They help us decide what colors are needed to bring out our accents. Maybe there is a feature that needs to be hidden or displayed in a more creative way and choosing the correct light source can allow you to be more artistic with that color and the space available.
Nadia Henderson Lighting, 2018-09-24 01:40:08. Also known as can lights, this type of kitchen lighting fixture is located within the ceiling instead of being attached to or hanging from the ceiling. This type of kitchen fixture is a perfect choice for those who prefer unobtrusive to decorative lighting. Recessed lighting can provide task, accent, or general kitchen lighting. This type of kitchen light comes in mini track systems, slender strips, surface mounted, or small recessed disks known as pucks. Under cabinet fixtures are typically installed under wall cabinets to supply task lighting by illuminating work surfaces and counters without projecting shadows. They can also be installed inside cabinets that have glass fronts.
Maxine Harvey Lighting, 2018-09-23 20:45:35. Now we can take the color of our light source that we are looking at and compare it with the Color Rendering Index (CRI). The CRI of a light source compares the color of the source to a Black Body color index of the same color temperature. The maximum Color Rendering Index number that is possible is 100. The higher the CRI of your light source the more natural colors will appear when illuminated by it. Light sources with a low CRI will distort the colors that are viewed with them.High (above 80) CRI is preferred in the home. ENERGY STAR requires that qualified fixtures have lamps with CRI above 80. Daylight and all incandescent and halogen light sources have a CRI of 100 and they are excellent at rendering color. For a warm lamp, the CRI is a measure of how close to incandescent color it is, and for a very cool lamp the CRI is how close to daylight it is. The lamps CRI should be listed in the Manufacture's literature.
Estelle Tate Lighting, 2018-09-23 23:56:07. To accompany outside wall lights, you also need ceiling lights. This leads you to a range of choices including pendant lights, chandelier lights and track lights. They are not only a good idea for the indoors. They are also perfect as lights for outdoor spaces if you want to inject more beauty in a space. Pendant lights and chandelier lights offer more decadent lighting solutions. If you are fond of dining out or having a romantic dinner in your porch, this is definitely a great choice. For those who often hold parties in their porch or even deck, try track lights.
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