Eco Friendly Lighting
Indoor ceiling lighting is an important aspect of the home. It makes the home feel, warm, it will make a difference in the atmosphere and even the mood of your home. Choosing the right kind of bulb and light fixtures will go a long way in ensuring your home is ambient and not forgetting lighting is an important source of vitamin D. Well you can achieve this functionality with energy efficient bulbs that are eco-friendly and it is an easy way of reducing your bills.
Having eco- friendly bulbs ensures you use energy efficiently. These bulbs last longer than conventional bulbs. One of the easiest way of knowing an energy efficient is comparing the amount of energy used to produce light. Bulbs or lamps working mechanism may differ, some will produce light once a tungsten filament is heated by an electric current. Well this mechanism is mostly used by halogen and incandescent bulbs. Compact fluorescent lamps also called CFLs, will create light when the florescent gas in the bulb which in turn gives an ultraviolet light which is converted to visible light. The green industry has come up with pretty efficient bulbs that can be used for lighting and this include
Compact Florescent lamps
They are ranked as the second most energy efficient bulbs at 70. For a bulb to be termed efficient, it needs 680 lumens for each watt. This particular bulb has the highest luminous efficiency which stands at between 9 to 11. This luminous efficiency is one of the criteria's to use when comparing which bulb to choose. One can also look at the number of watts used to produce lights example an incandescent bulb requires 60 watts compared to the 15 watts required by a CFL for the same amount of light. According to law all the bulb manufacturers should indicate both the lumens and the watts thus comparison should be easy for the buyer.
This will produce light by heating a filament as discussed earlier. When the filament is heated the vaporised tungsten is usually deposited back to the bulb's filament. They are more lasting and they burn hotter compared to conventional incandescent bulbs. However you will need an air conditioner to cool the room due to the high temperatures. In cold climates on the other hand, they are useful since about 90 of their energy becomes heat. Their luminous efficiency stands at 4 and as said earlier they are most useful in cold climates.
This type of bulbs produce light by still heating the tungsten filament, however it evaporates and will be deposited inside the bulb. Since it wears out there comes a time when it is too thin to sustain an electric current and it will burn out. This will require frequent replacement on top of being energy consuming.
They are also called Light emitting diodes and they are advancement in technology. They are the most efficient with 800 lumens. Their mechanism involves the combining electrons which emit light in form of protons. They are also long lasting thus are ranked as the first in terms of being energy efficient and cheap.