Energy-Efficient Lighting, Ajax Electrician, ON
Every year, many provinces offer significant incentives for residential, commercial, governmental, and agricultural users who choose energy-efficiency lighting solutions. Increasing lighting efficiency investments offer significant savings for both local and provincial governments, employers, and consumers. Money saved by better lighting can easily add up to huge dollar savings over the life of a lighting system.
There are several categories of energy-efficiency lighting, including energy-conservation LED lights, fluorescent bulbs, compact fluorescent lights, low-pressure sodium lamps, halogen lamps, and energy-efficient incandescent bulbs. Each type of lighting technology has a set of benefits and challenges that need to be addressed, as each type has unique features and costs that must be considered. In addition, in many cases, multiple sources of energy must be used in order to maximize the overall efficiency of the lighting.
In the case of fluorescent lights, this may mean switching from incandescent light fixtures to LEDs or low-powered fluorescent tubes in place of incandescent tubes. In the case of incandescent lamps, the switch may be to energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), or to energy-conservation halogen lights.
Low-pressure sodium lamps (LPS) are another source of energy-saving lighting. LPS uses less electricity than traditional lamps while delivering more lumens per watt. In contrast to incandescent lamps that heat air, and create hot gases and vapor which are expelled into the atmosphere, low-pressure sodium lamps emit a cool mist of sodium gas to produce an attractive, even mist, thereby reducing the need for a fan to circulate the mist.
High-performance energy-conservation LED lighting is another option for saving on energy costs. These types of lighting use a much smaller amount of energy than traditional high-efficiency halogen bulbs, producing less heat but creating a greater amount of light.
Energy-efficient fluorescent lighting also offers energy savings with many benefits to consider. Fluorescent lights not only produce light longer lasting than conventional high-pressure sodium lamps, but they use less electricity as well.
Halogen bulbs use less energy and do not produce the long-lasting glow associated with halogen bulbs. Halogen lamps, unlike fluorescent lamps, produce no hot mist of sodium gas to produce an even mist of sodium. This makes these lights ideal for areas of high humidity, as a cooling breeze will not produce hot air, thereby reducing moisture levels and moisture evaporation which lead to mold growth.
Many fluorescent lights will provide hours of light in low ambient temperatures without the need to be heated. This is especially important if you live in an area that experiences cold drafts in the wintertime, as well as for people who need to work in an area where the light from your bulb fades after exposure to sunlight.
If you have windows that provide direct light into a room where you or a loved one are working, a good choice of lighting is to get a ceiling fixture with a soft glow. This will offer more than enough illumination, although most are not particularly energy-efficient.
High-efficiency lighting can save money and provide quality light at a low cost, and it will help ensure that you or your loved one has safe and clean lighting for years to come. When choosing a fixture for any room or office, always take into account whether or not you will need an appliance-leveling lamp for safety, and how many hours per day the lights will be used.
Regardless of the type of lighting, it is essential to make certain the correct light is being provided. Call our licensed electricians at Ajax Electrical and book your on-site appointment with one of our technicians. They will be able to assess and recommend the best and cost-effective lighting solutions for your home or business.
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