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Lighting 101 for your Daily NeedsIn honor of Earth Day, sought-after architect for residential and commercial projects Lynn del Rosario shares her eco-friendly tips for building houses.
Are you planning to renovate your home or office this year? Before you finalize the blueprint of your new house and purchase new lighting fixtures, Firefly Electric & Lighting Corp. (FELCO) invites you to do your bit for the environment by using Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) instead of the usual incandescent bulbs for your table lamps, ceiling and garden fixtures.
There are many innovative ways to incorporate eco-friendly lighting in the design of houses and offices. According to Architect Lynn Del Rosario of NSDR + Partners, “Good lighting should not be taken for granted in designing houses and offices. Just the same, achieving the best lighting experience should not harm the environment or hurt your pockets.”
Architect Lynn recommends the use of CFLs to her clients because they emit the same brightness as incandescent lamps but with longer burning hours compared to incandescent ones. “CFLs have less energy usage but the same light emissions as incandescent bulbs. CFL wattage usually ranges from 9 to 13 while incandescent ones use 60. The higher the wattage, the higher the consumption of energy and electricity, which means using CFLs is equivalent to big savings,” she said.
Architect Lynn added, “By replacing all your lighting fixtures at home with CFLs, you can save up to 75% on your electricity bill. Using CFLs is the best way to shrink your electricity bill while helping save the environment.”
Best lighting experience
Lighting a specific room, whether it be the office or the home, needs to be carefully planned and thought of. Fortunately, Firefly CFLs come in various types and color temperature that would suit the needed application and the effects and moods that people want.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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