Lighting. Friday , September 21st , 2018 - 19:12:35 PM
Once you have planned where your lighting should be positioned, you need to consider the type of light fitting that would suit your home. There are now a wide range of light fittings available, making it easier to find the right colour and style to compliment the period of your home, the existing furniture and other design features. You will need to consider the some practicalities, such as the size of light fitting selected for a particular space and recessed or wall lights can be a better in homes with low ceilings. Many High Street shops only have a limited selection of light fittings that fit in with current interior trends. If you are looking for something specific, or a colour that isn't this season's fashion, then you may have more success with an online lighting specialist such as Lights On Lights Off, who can offer a much wider selection.
LEDs are nothing like an incandescent light bulb. They have no glass bulb, there is no filament, and there is very little heat produced. This is because LEDs produce light in a wholly different manner. Rather than heat a filament like an incandescent bulb to produce light, which is by the way extremely inefficient, LEDs produce light through a process called electroluminescence. Rather than go into a long and drawn out technical explanation, it's enough to simply say that electrical power is fed through a small piece of semi-conducting material which then emits light energy. This process is extremely efficient, produces little heat, and is basically solid stated in operation, meaning there are no parts to simply burn up or wear out in a short period of time. At the most basic level, an LED is a diode, just like you'd find in a radio or your computer. They're efficient, compact, and powerful light sources that can operate for several years without fail.
So what energy savings options are there? Everyone is talking about Light Emitting Diodes (LED) at the moment and rightly so given their dramatic advances recently in lumen efficacy and lamp life. Depending on the application, compact fluorescents (CFL) and halogen energy savers are also an effective way to save energy. In most cases a retrofit replacement lamp can be found and energy saving bulbs are available in all the normal cap types including bayonet, Edison screw, GU10 and many more.