Energy Efficient Lighting
Have you converted your home to energy efficient lighting?
There are more postives to negatives for switching to energy efficient lighting. Not only are the savings great but energy efficient lights are also good for the environment as well. A common misconception is that energy efficient lighting isn’t as bright as traditional lighting.
Types of Energy Efficient Lighting
Light Emitting Diodes (LED’s) are a small yet very efficient light source. Newer LED bulbs are grouped in clusters which have diffuser lenses. This has lead to more uses of LED’s around the home.
Compact Florescent Lights (CFL’s) are a small version of full sized flurescents. CFL’s tend to give off similar light to an incandescent with the obvious less running costs of the latter.
Benefits of LED Lighting
- Long Lasting: LED lights can last up to 10 times longer the CLF’s and 40 times longer than a typical incandescent bulb.
- Durable: As LED lights don’t have a filament they cannot be damaged in the same way an incandescent bulb could. Making them more durable.
- Cool: LED lights produce 3.4 btu’s/hour. Compared to incandescent bulbs which run at 85 btu’s/hour. This massive change can be felt in the tempreture of the room.
- Cost: LED technology used to be expensive, now with all the new competition the price has dropped considerably. Making LED’s more affordable.
- Mercury Free: One of the best things about LED’s is that no mercury is used in the manufacturing of the bulbs.
- Energy Efficient: An LED light only uses 2-17 watts of electricity which is 1/3 to 1/30 of either an CFL or Incandescent.
Energy Efficient Lighting Video
John Jarratt and Ergon Energy have teamed up to make a mini video on energy that lighting uses and tips to save even more money.
New Lighting Regulations
Below is an extract from EnergyRating.gov.au on new regulations related to incandescent bulbs in Australia.
On 20 April 2018, Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Ministers agreed to further improve lighting energy efficiency regulation by phasing out inefficient halogen lamps in Australia and introducing minimum standards for LED lamps in Australia and New Zealand in line with European Union (EU) standards. The phase out will remove remaining incandescent light bulbs and a range of halogen light bulbs from the Australian market, where an equivalent LED light bulb is available. Timing of the new regulation will align with revised EU minimum standards that will apply to LED light bulbs (planned for September 2020). The details of the new EU regulation are expected to be final in 2018.
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