Archive for the 'Lighting' Category

Low energy lighting considerations – Part 3 of 3

In Part 1 we looked at the options for improving the energy efficiency of the current lighting. In Part 2 we examined the options in more details and came to the conclusion that the only real option was to change to either fluorescent tubes or compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). In this section we look more [...]

Low energy lighting considerations – Part 2 of 3

In Part 1 we looked at the parameters of the different lighting types. Here we review each type in more detail and then draw a conclusion. Incandescent lamps I have chosen the most popular bulb wattages. Note that the lower the wattage then the lower the lamp’s filament temperature and the ‘warmer’ the colour. The [...]

Low energy lighting considerations – Part 1 of 3

Lighting can make or break the appearance of a space. Using any type of incandescent light is expensive and wasteful. What to choose?