We are working with lighting experts in order to maximize our lighting in the home, utilize day lighting and reduce electricity usage.
We are looking at the various types of fixtures:
Halogen bulbs are wonderful for long periods of use because their filaments, encased in quartz envelopes, last longer than those in incandescent bulbs and produce bulbs of remarkable longevity. They also emit more light per unit of energy compared to incandescent bulbs.
CFLs or Fluorescent bulbs are wonderful for long periods of use, because they are four to six times more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs and last approximately ten times longer. This makes them an eco-friendly alternative that maximizes your utility costs.
ED Light Bulbs save 90% energy, last up to 60,000 hours, are cool to the touch, unbreakable and save time and money. They add more to the up-front costs.
Experts we are talking with:
Cynthia Burke at Burke Lighting www.burkelighting.com
Patrick Jenkins at www.ecolightingstore.com