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Energy efficient lighting design
Energy efficient lighting is a great way to save money on your electricity bill while also helping the environment. The right lighting design will use less lights and last longer, saving you money in the long run. It's important to note that not all energy efficient light bulbs are created equal. There are many different technologies available today that can help cut down on your energy usage even more than simply replacing old incandescent bulbs with new LED ones. Designers have been working for years now to find ways of making buildings and homes more sustainable, so if you're looking to make an impact on your carbon footprint by reducing how much electricity you use at home then there is no better time than now!
Lighting designers have expertise in energy-saving lighting solutions.
Lighting designers are trained in the science of lighting and have experience in using different types of lighting. They know how to choose the right type of light for the job, whether it's an office building or residential home. By working with a qualified lighting designer, you can benefit from increased energy efficiency and lower cost.
The right design uses less lights that last longer and save money.
• Choose the right design. The right design uses less lights that last longer and save money.
• Choose the right light for the job. A kitchen is a great place to use LED lighting instead of incandescent because it doesn't produce as much heat and lasts longer, while a lounge might benefit from a combination of LED lamps and dimmer switches to reduce energy usage.
• Choose the right light for the room. You can use dimmers, timers, and occupancy sensors on your existing fixtures to reduce energy consumption, or if you're starting from scratch consider investing in multiple circuits of LED lighting and an intelligent lighting controls system that will allow you to control how much light there is where you need it—and when!
The design must consider how the space is used now and in the future.
Lighting design can be a good way to plan for future needs. Many times, a space's lighting design can be modified to accommodate new uses, but it's best to consult with a designer during the initial planning stages.
Designers have many years of experience working with all types of spaces, from residential homes and commercial offices to retail and industrial facilities. They'll be familiar with current building regulations and requirements as well as other factors that may affect your project such as:
• The location of doors, windows and how to utilise / control natural daylight during the day.
• Local regulations and constraints on the impact of external lighting on wildlife.
• Grouping of lighting into circuits to enable better control of lights to create multiple moods and zones for different areas at different times of day.
Energy efficient lighting can be cheaper to run, but not always cheaper to buy.
The initial cost of some energy efficient lighting may be higher, but the savings over time are worth it. Many LED lamps can run as low as 5 watts, making them 10x less consumptive than their 50 watt Halogen counterparts.
There are many things to consider when choosing energy efficient lighting. Some energy efficient lighting is not dimmable, or is only dimmable with specific dimmers. A lighting designer can help you avoid these pitfalls and guide you to a lighting scheme that performs without fault.
Energy efficient lighting is not only lower wattage, there are many other technologies that can be used to achieve even greater benefits.
There are many ways to achieve savings in lighting. For example, LED (Light-Emitting Diode) lights last longer, use less energy and are more efficient than other types of lights.
LEDs can be designed to turn on instantly when needed or they can be used with motion sensors to only activate when someone enters the room. LEDs also come in different colour temperatures – warm white is similar to incandescent bulbs while cool white offers a brighter looking light similar to natural daylight.
There are also many other technologies that can be used to achieve even greater benefits; an intelligent lighting control system can automatically turn off lights if it detects a room has been left vacant for some time. It can also remind you that you have left lights on via notifications sent to your phone when leaving the house; and provide a simple way to turn those lights off via a smartphone app.
An experienced lighting designer can assist with choosing the right lighting technology for your home.
Lighting designers are professionals who have studied light, colour temperature, controls and design. They know how to do things such as enhance natural light by adding automated curtains, blinds, shutters or shades in order to control it. A good lighting designer can help you choose fixtures that meet your needs and enhance the space, they will also have the experience of many successful projects to give informed and well trusted information on the best lighting solutions for you.
Now that you know more about energy efficient lighting design, it's time to get started on your project! Give us a call to discuss how we can help.