Using Energy Efficient Lighting the Right Way

In normal incandescent bulbs, electricity is used to heat the tungsten
filament till it becomes white hot and starts glowing. In this manner, a
lot of heat is wasted. CFLs are modern fluorescent lamps that employ
gas electrifying technology to produce UV radiation, which is
subsequently converted to visible white light. As per Energy Star,
modern CFLs produce 75% less heat, use 75% less electricity and last 10
times longer than conventional bulbs. Adhering to this technology means
saving money and reducing ones ecological footprint. You will do your
bit to save the energy available in our planet.

Not all places require the same amount of light, right? So it is better
to gauge the requirements and fit the lighting system accordingly. This
will serve your purpose and ensure energy wastage doesn’t take place. A
15-WATT CFL illuminates a place as bright as a 60-WATT incandescent
bulb can.

It is wise to replace your traditional luminous bulb
at once to evade useless energy consumption. Don’t wait till the time
your present bulbs burn out. Just switch off the light and allow the
bulbs to lose heat. Unscrew and swap them with efficient CFLs. Energy
efficient lighting is the need of the hour. All business houses should
adhere to geothermal energy in WA for their office premises. Using clean
energy for businessis best.

However, for the time being try not
removing the luminous bulbs from areas that shake or vibrate a lot such
as the area near ceiling fans. Too much vibration can damage electronic
products inside CFLs. Do not use CFLs for outdoor areas, unless the box
states it to be fit for use especially, during the cold winters when
contraction of material happens at its maximum. CFLs fail to work
efficiently at low temperatures.

You need to keep fluorescent lamps switched on at least for 15 minutes
as it takes time to warm up. In case, you know you will leave before 15
minutes then it is better not switching on the lamp. You tend to reduce
the efficiency of the CFLs if you switch it on and off frequently.

If you use renewable sources to make your home warm, then you might
consider using incandescent bulbs during the winter season too.
Incandescent bulbs generate huge amount of heat and helps to keep your
home warm. Fluorescent lighting ensures use of gas or heating oil in
larger quantities, to heat your home. Florescent lamps contain varying
amounts of mercury. Throwing them in daily trash could jeopardize the
life of sanitation workers. It would also contribute to ground water and
air pollution. In case, you unintentionally break a lamp don’t forget
to contact the Environment Protection Agency’s who would guide you with
safe cleanup instructions.

Modern CFLs are ruling the roost,
undoubtedly and why it won’t be? They come with many benefits, the most
important one being reduction of energy wastage. Energy we use daily
takes significant number of years to form. Hence, we as able denizens of
the planet should try doing our bit to save energy wastage. NABERS
ratings suggest use of CFLs as one of the most efficient energy saving
technologies developed in Perth.

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