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Save up to 60% on lighting by choosing the correct types of bulbs
It is said that 18% of electricity consumption in homes comes from lighting and in offices, 30%. But what if we could save 20-60% energy by choosing the right lighting? There are many types of light bulbs on the market, and the saving in lighting that we were talking about will depend on them. So how do you save light by choosing the right bulbs?
What to consider when choosing bulbs
The life of the bulb
That is, how long it lasts; it is usually represented in hours.
The range of colors of the bulbs go from white to yellow; so that depending on the lighting technology or even the color of the walls of your house, it will influence the reflection of the light emitted by the bulb.
Efficiency and luminosity
The amount of watts (W) that each different type of bulb consumes has to do with efficiency and low consumption. In addition, energy-saving light bulbs usually have a number of lumens added, which refers to the brightness.
The light bulb cycles
The light bulb cycles refer to the approximate times it will be able to turn on and off.
What types of bulbs are on the market
We review the types of light bulbs on the market, ordering them from least to most efficient:
Halogen bulbs were withdrawn from the market in 2009. Their energy consumption was the highest of all bulbs.
They are the ones indicated if you want a light with a natural effect and that they turn on instantly. They usually have a useful life of about two thousand hours, however, they emit heat.
They are known as energy saving light bulbs. Their useful life is between six thousand and ten thousand hours, and they consume about 80% less than halogens, however they are not suitable for passageways because they take a few seconds to fully turn on.
We have already talked about LED bulbs on several occasions, praising their ecological characteristics, such as that they hardly emit CO2, they do not contain mercury or tungsten, and in addition to being low consumption, they do not give off heat.
If you are interested in LED lighting and you think it can be a savings solution in your home, contact us! Our experts will advise you and budget for the most suitable lighting for your home or business.