How to light your house the right way: ideas for environmentally conscious and energy-efficient lighting.
The Significance of Home Lighting
Today’s residential lighting considerations extend beyond decorative fixtures. When designing your home, thinking carefully about your lighting plan is essential. Natural lighting can make your home eco-friendly and energy-efficient, and it can also significantly benefit your mental and physical health.
It’s essential to choose a lighting system that makes sense within your home, as designing and implementing a well-thought-out lighting plan goes a long way towards a healthy, environmentally friendly, and energy-efficient space in your home.
Choose the Right Light Bulbs
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) are light bulbs that are recognisable by their spiral or coiled shape. They cost more than a regular incandescent light bulb but use about a quarter of the energy and last much longer. Significant benefits include using about 75 per cent less energy than a standard incandescent and lasting up to 10 times longer, which equates to savings on your energy bills.
LED bulbs are a popular lighting solution that is energy-efficient, long-lasting, and cost-effective. They use up to 80% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, which means you can save money on your electricity bill while reducing your carbon footprint. LED bulbs also last up to 25 times longer than traditional bulbs, so you won’t have to replace them as often. Plus, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit any fixture or application.
Make Use of Sunlight
Undoubtedly, the best source of light we have is (yes, you guessed it) the sun, which gives off free, full-spectrum light all day.
For those aiming to capitalise on sunlight to lower their household energy bills and increase energy efficiency, the answer could be tubular skylights, an adaptable and budget-conscious solution that might be just what you’re seeking.
Solatube Tubular Skylights
Tubular skylights start with domes that sit on your roof, engineered to capture sunlight from practically any angle. Light is channelled inside the house via highly reflective tubes. A diffuser mounted in the ceiling disperses natural light into the room below.
The Energy Star-rated Solatube tubular skylights are designed with a patented light-capturing dome that redirects low-angle sunlight and eliminates overpowering midday summer sun to deliver consistent natural illumination throughout the day. The Solatube Brighten Up series promotes maximum sunlight transfer with pure colour rendition. Additionally, they can be supplied with decorative-mount ceiling fixtures and integrated daylight dimming, ventilation and LEDs for use at nighttime.
Ready to reduce your energy bill and transform your home into a brighter and energy-efficient space?
Take the first step towards a brighter home by calling Solatube to schedule a consultation with your local Solatube Premier Dealer.