A Bright Idea To Save Money and Energy!
We can help you reduce energy consumption through the use of high-efficiency CFL's and LED lighting options.
In the average U.S. home, lighting accounts for about 20 percent of the electric bill. Changing to ENERGY STAR® qualified lighting is a bright idea if you want a quick and easy way to save money and energy.
GreenHomes America always recommends replacing the lighting in high-use areas with low energy-consuming lights and fixtures. These include the kitchen ceiling lights, the living or family room table and floor lamps, and outdoor porch or post lamp.
Low energy lighting technology includes LEDs providing bright, “warm” light while using about 75 percent less energy than standard lighting, producing less heat, and lasting up to 10 to 20 times longer.
If you are remodeling, building a new home, or just updating the look of a room, you will also want to consider installing new ENERGY STAR qualified light fixtures.
LEDs – Great for task lighting!
LEDs are better at placing light in a single direction than incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. Because of their directional output, they have unique design features that can be exploited by clever designs. LED strip lights can be installed under counters, in hallways, and in staircases; concentrated arrays can be used for room lighting. Waterproof, outdoor fixtures are also available and are ideal for gardens, walkways, and general outdoor lighting.
LED lights are more rugged and damage-resistant than compact fluorescents and incandescent bulbs. LED lights don't flicker. They are very heat sensitive; excessive heat or inappropriate applications dramatically reduce both light output and lifetime.
- Task and reading lamps
- Linear strip lighting (under kitchen cabinets)
- Recessed lighting/ceiling cans
- Porch/outdoor/landscaping lighting
- Art lighting
- Night lights
- Stair and walkway lighting
- Pendants and overhead
- Retrofit bulbs for lamps
A motion detector is a device that contains a physical mechanism or electronic sensor that quantifies motion that can be either integrated with or connected to other devices that alert the user of the presence of a moving object within the field of view.
Using these can save you money on your utility bills if you typically have your lights on outside most of the night and they are an inexpensive security feature.
An occupancy sensor is a motion detector that is integrated with a timing device. It senses when motion has stopped for a specified time period in order to trigger a light extinguishing signal.
These devices are great to use in closets or hallways, especially if people in your household frequently forget to turn them off. These devices will turn on when motion is detected and then automatically turn off after a preset period of time when no motion has been detected.