Sara Holder. Lighting. August 09th , 2017.
This lighting is very popular in modern homes as it hides the fixtures and provides an effect that is dramatic. It can be directed towards the ceiling or down the wall providing a washing effect. Cove lighting can be found in commercial setting as well as in residential homes.
Choose Style and Function: Pendant lights are available in striking designs to go with every dcor. Use pendant lights for not only their practical functions but also for their style quotient.
New light bulbs: what’s the difference? Traditional incandescent bulbs use a lot of energy to produce light and over 90% of the energy is wasted as heat. Whereas, the energy-efficient light bulbs use about 20%-80% less energy than the traditional incandescent, saving a lot of money.
CFL vs LED light bulbs: which is better? Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are a version of the long tube fluorescent lights. They use less electricity than the traditional light bulbs. Moreover, an ENERGY STAR-rated CFL uses about one-fourth of the energy and lasts longer than a traditional incandescent that puts out the same amount of light. It contains mercury, which is a toxic heavy metal, which is harmful to both health and the environment.
Other Important factors: It is recommended to get a professional home energy audit with the help of a professional electrician. This helps one to pinpoint areas where the home is losing energy and what all improvements are required to save money in the long run. The professional recommends making upgrades in a home energy audit, which can save up to 10%-30% of the annual utility bill.
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