Energy Efficient Electrical Designs for New Homes

Energy Efficient Electrical Designs for New Homes

Is Your Home Energy Efficient? Here are the Benefits of Environmentally-Friendly Lighting

Kimberly Garrett

The world is going green because it's the path of least resistance in terms of good health and energy savings. Many homeowners are still using sources of lighting that are not as efficient, meaning they spend more on energy bills not knowing they can switch over to have more for less with energy-efficient light bulbs. There are two main types of energy saving light bulbs in the market; light emitting diode (LED) and compact fluorescent lights (CFL). LEDs are powered by moving electrons through an advanced technology that has seen the filament inside your regular bulb replaced. CFLs on the other hand are a much more powerful version of the fluorescent light strips, but in light bulb form.

This article explores the benefits of installing eco-friendly lighting systems with a view to helping you save energy, money, and the environment.

Less Energy to Operate

One of the glaring benefits of LEDs and CFLs is the fact that they consume less energy compared to incandescent bulbs. One of the immediate benefits of installing LEDs and CFLs is the reduction in your energy bill while enjoying a much healthier lighting. For them to give light, they don't heat up unlike the traditional incandescent bulbs and hence are energy efficient.

Lower Greenhouse Emissions

Carbon dioxide emission rate is higher in the traditional bulbs as compared to the energy-efficient CFLs and LEDs. This is because incandescent bulbs have to burn the filament in order to produce light. In any burning reaction, carbon dioxide and water are byproducts. On the other hand, LEDs give light through the movement of electrons, which require very little heat to be set in motion. CFLs also require lesser heat to initiate the movement of photons, which are the light giving components. Lower greenhouse emissions mean a healthier indoor and outdoor environment characterised by stable temperatures and predictable weather patterns.


Energy-efficient lighting, particularly LEDs, can be able to withstand stress resulting from bumping and jarring because they don't have a filament and do not break as easily compared to incandescent bulbs. CFLs last up to 10,000 hours while LED bulbs have a lifespan extending to 100,000 hours depending on use. This means you won't have to change your bulbs regularly, a fact that contributes to money savings.

Despite the high initial purchase costs, energy-efficient lighting systems tend to pay off over time. You will spend less on energy bills and replacements as well as enjoy a healthier environment. Talk with your electrician for more information and to make the switch to more eco-friendly and energy saving light.


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Energy Efficient Electrical Designs for New Homes

Hi, my name is Jules and welcome to my blog. From the first time I stuck a wire in a potato and got a light, I have been enthralled by electricity. As I got older, I even began wiring my own homes. Although I love to play with electricity, I certainly don't like to waste it. Because of that, I have creating a number of lighting designs to save energy. It can't just be about the wires. It has to also be about windows, position of the overhead and side lights, integration of solar panels and other elements. Please explore this blog and enjoy!