Incandescent lighting is rapidly being replaced by compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), which are highly efficient and outlast incandescent lighting by up to 10 times. There are also other alternatives for high-efficiency lighting, such as LEDs and even solid-state lighting that improves LED technology. Your electrician can help you understand what types of lighting applications can be used on your property to provide high-quality light for lower energy use.
Compact Fluorescent Lighting
For the interiors of many homes, compact fluorescent lighting is the ideal choice for most fixtures. A 13-watt CFL bulb can provide the equivalent light of a 60 watt incandescent bulb without producing as much heat or consuming nearly as much energy. Other fixtures in the home can benefit from compact fluorescent lighting, including areas where high levels of brightness are needed such as the bathroom or kitchen.
Commercial applications include standard fluorescent bulbs, which again offer low energy consumption and high light output. The lifespan of these types of bulbs makes them very practical and even more efficient.
Light-emitting diodes are among the most energy-efficient and long-lasting forms of lighting available today. LED lighting has been around for many years, but it is only recently being widely applied in both residential and commercial settings. LED lighting is ideal for under-cabinet lighting, task lighting, and soon it will be appropriate for general lighting.
With innovative changes to solid-state LED lights, the typical bluish glow may soon be warmed in a way that is more appropriate for general lighting applications in the home. Standard LEDs can be had in a wide spectrum of colors, making them ideal for landscaping, novelty, or commercial applications.
To learn more about high-efficiency lighting, contact TAP and Sons Electric at (480) 507-2900. We can help your home or business become more energy efficient while enjoying the advances in lighting technology.