Lighting? Tips to Illuminate with Economy

Concepts of efficiency and Economy with light. These probably aren’t the first words that come to your mind when you think of buying lamps for lighting your home. Usually you are thinking about beauty and prominence for your decoration or even to leave the House clear and well lit.
The efficiency of a lamp is the way it consumes electrical energy. In incandescent and halogen lamps, 80% of the energy used is converted into heat and only 15% generates light. All this energy transformed into heat is released into the environment, causing an increase in temperature and discomfort.
Fluorescent lamps and compact fluorescent (Energy Saver-energy-saving) has another way to work, producing more light and emits little heat. So, we can say that a bulb is more efficient as most of the energy consumed by it is intended for the production of light.
According to Hetongdiy, use in recessed lighting or reflective spots incandescent bulbs (SYLVASPOT), that have the light directed, with greater use of light produced and directing the heat generated to the light, causing overheating in the lamp.
Another option would be to use compact fluorescent lamps without integrated ballast, for better use of the light produced, getting on the liner, the reactor.
Paint the ceiling and the inner walls of the environment with bright colors because they reflect light better, reducing the need for artificial lighting, thus saving electricity.
It is estimated that the lighting is responsible for a small portion of the home’s energy consumption (between 10% and 20%).
However this installment can be further reduced with the replacement of conventional lamps for high-tech lamps. Without any prejudice to the lighting level and with a number of benefits, such as:reducing the amount of heat released into the environment and decrease the exchange of light bulbs because they besides savings in consumption have the useful life greater than incandescent bulbs.
Light bulbs
The incandescent lights bulbs consume more energy than fluorescent lamps, but if you know how to choose the correct lamp for each type of lamp, you will be able to rationalize consumption and enjoy the comfort of quality of light that they provide to the environment.
Are most suitable to make a warm and refined.
Do not use incandescent bulbs embedded in transparent light fixtures or ceilings because they will lose part of your light to the interior of the place where they are fitted.
Milky lamps lose part of light and emit less light to the environment, consuming the same amount.
The lamps in your majority, must be installed protected against thermal shock and moisture.
How many Kw consumes a lamp?
Just divide the lamp power by 1000 that will have the consumption in 1 hour of use.
Energy saving tips
• Do not leave lights on in rooms without anyone
• Regularly clean the light fixtures and lamps, because the accumulation of dust, over time, will reduce the ambient lighting.
• Give preference to CFLs or circular where they stay lit more than 3:00 per day. In addition to consume less power they last about 6 to 10 times longer than incandescents.
• Avoid light lamps during the day, Use better sunlight, opening the Windows, curtains and blinds.
• Use led lighting (spots) for reading, manual labor and others, to have more comfort and economy.
• Insert tables, read or work places near the Windows.
• Turn off the lamps of the unoccupied environments.
• Light-coloured Paint the inside walls and the roof of your House, so you can use lower wattage lamps to illuminate the surroundings.
• Before you buy, search the internet. Browse the suggestions of sites of the manufacturers, so you can learn more about usage, installation, and power consumption.
• At the time of purchase of a new lighting fixture requires the Procel Stamp of energy saving, giving preference to more economical.
• In your next purchase, check and prefer high-efficiency light bulbs (Lm/W), namely, lamps that produce more light with less power consumption.
Using 220V voltage 110V lamp saves energy?
To any incandescent light bulb, the light output, power and life depend on the tension in which the lamp is operated.
No you won’t be saving energy, on the contrary, the end result would be less light and higher cost.
In conclusion, if the concern is ONLY with energy consumption, we’d be spending 26W to make light of a bulb of 15W, meaning we’d be wasting about of 11W. That is, if the lighting level is appropriate for your needs and the lamp is in place of easy access, you can save a lot more changing the lamp of 60W 220V for a 15W 127V.
Of course, changing for a compact fluorescent 7W will get more light and will save even more.
The choice of lamp
For a better choice at the time of purchase lamp check the hue or color temperature.
The lamp can have color temperature that basically are:
the 6,500 K (color appearance, bluish-white).
Lamps with appearance of bluish color, sensation of cold, clean and dynamic environment. Suitable for places such as: kitchen, bathrooms, hospital environments and others.
the 4,000 K (neutral white colour appearance-neutral).
White-looking lamps, illuminate the environment naturally, without influence on the appearance of local color.
the 2,000 K (WARM color appearance, white-yellow).
Lamps with white-yellowish appearance, feeling warm, cozy and quiet environment. Suitable for places like:living room, bedrooms, hall and others.