Many of us work extremely hard to sustain a certain lifestyle and have to save up for months to be able to take time off and relax. Isn’t it horrible most of your income goes to just paying bills?
According to the Energy Information Administration, lighting consumption made up about 6% of total residential sector electricity consumption in 2018. That’s a lot of energy being consumed, and it likely makes up a big chunk of your household expenditure!
Thus, making smarter lighting choices means you won’t have to hold off on doing things you like. Read on to get some ideas on how to do this.
Below are three of the most popular energy-efficient options:
Halogen Incandescent Bulbs
These bulbs contain a capsule within themselves which holds gas around a filament—this increases the efficiency of the bulb. Another factor that adds to their efficiency is that fact they can be used with dimmers.
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
One of the main reasons why many people go for CFLs is due to the fact they only draw about a third of the energy that is used by a halogen incandescent bulb.
This will significantly reduce the amount of money you will have to spend on running these bulbs. Moreover, an ENERGY STAR certified CFL can last ten times longer than a traditional bulb.
CFL bulbs come in a range of colors including warmer tones—something that wasn’t available when they were first introduced.
Perhaps one downside to CFLs is that they take a couple of minutes to reach their intended luminosity—they take a while to warm up.
Light Emitting Diodes, or LEDs, are semiconductors that convert electricity into light. If you enjoyed CFLs cost-efficiency, you’ll love LEDs! While their initial costs are higher than CFLs, they will end up costing you a lot less in the long run.
Perhaps one of its strongest features is longevity. LEDs boast a lifespan of approximately 25,000–35,000 hours—lasting about 25–35 times longer than a traditional bulb.
If you’re looking for a professional electrical service to help install a money-saving lighting option in your home or commercial building in Magnolia, TX, get in touch with RHK Electrical. They offer a host of lighting maintenance services including but not limited to:
· Installation of lighting fixtures;
· Replacing lights;
· Switching lighting to LED lighting;
· Recommending best lighting installations.