A few weeks ago, we shared some of the specifications you should check when purchasing a light bulb. Well, if you were diligent in following those guidelines in your next purchase, you were able to learn whether your local retailer has been taking advantage of you or you’ve always been enlightened (pun intended).
In today’s post, we’ll share with you tactics you can apply to improve and maintain low energy consumption when it comes to lighting technology:
- “Right Sizing” Your Lighting
This basically involves choosing the right bulb for the desired purpose. This means you have to know the amount of light needed for a specific purpose in lumens. These can be found in engineering standards such as IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) handbooks.
- Use a Task Light
This is using a light focusing on a specific task area such as surgery table lamps, desk lamps. This avoids having to use light in areas where it’s not needed at that particular moment.
This is a technique whereby you remove a certain number of lamps or switch them off to reduce the luminance in that particular area. This can be done in corridors, chandeliers and fixtures which have more than one lamp.
- Upgrade Your Lighting Technology
This is changing the current technology being used in lighting to a more efficient one. For example switching to LED technology from fluorescent or incandescent. Check out some of the LED bulbs we have in stock you can use.
- Upgrade The Controls
This is installing some form of technology other than a switch which can be used to regulate the light intensity or period of use of the lamp. This could include installing a motion sensor, photocells or dimmers to serve this purpose.
- Compensate Some of Your Light With Daylight
This maximizing on the use of natural light from the sun during the day. This could mean always having curtains drawn during the day time or using translucent roofing material to allow sunlight in to the space.
- Have a Proper Lighting Maintenance Routine
This is ensuring your light fixtures are maintained well with regards to cleanliness or replacing parts. This will ensure the longevity of the fixture, improve its efficiency if it was failing and avoid unnecessary costs to increase the amount of lighting in a space.
Employing these techniques for your lighting fixture will guarantee you nothing but reduced energy consumption and consequently have some few coins knocked off your electricity bill. Any other ways you’re using to reduce your electricity bills? Do not hesitate to share your thoughts in the comment section.