The right lighting – both interior and exterior – can works wonders for a home, creating dramatic effects and accenting architectural aspects. The end results can be quite stunning. Of course, it is also important to consider energy efficiency when adding new lighting to your home. And the first area to consider is the light bulb.
Energy Efficient Lighting: The Light Bulb
Compared to traditional incandescent bulbs, energy efficient lighting, such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and light emitting diodes (LEDs), is as much as 80% more energy efficient and lasts 3-25 times longer. These bulbs will cost a bit more up front but the average user will surely see the cost saving immediately on their electric bill.
CFL and LED light bulbs are now available to fit most all sockets such as standard A19, candle style, MR16, interior and exterior flood bulbs of many sizes and wattages.
When looking at light bulbs, look for the Energy Star label. In order for a light bulb to receive this rating, it must:
- Save money
- Meet strict performance requirements
- Use 75% less energy than an incandescent light bulb
- Produce 75% less heat than incandescent light bulb
Energy Efficient Lighting Design
If you’re constructing a new house, consider energy efficient lighting from the very beginning. Of course, you can always convert your current home to more energy efficient lighting options.
Switching your home’s lighting accessories and bulbs over to energy efficient solutions can be accomplished within a short time frame if you trust lighting needs to the right electrician. Professional electricians are highly experienced and fully trained to install these fixtures and accessories.
Energy Efficient Lighting in Maryland
While many homeowners are interested in energy efficient lighting, getting started can be confusing. That’s why we are here! TriStar Electric is extremely knowledgeable about energy efficient lighting and carries a wide variety of energy efficient accessories that include dimmer switches, recessed lighting, and lighting controls, all of which have received Energy Star ratings.
The installation of energy efficient lighting is a TriStar specialty, and our electricians are extremely familiar with these products.
TriStar Electric has helped thousands of homeowners switch from traditional to energy efficient lighting. Let us help you too!
If you have any questions about Energy Efficient Lighting in Maryland, please contact TriStar Electric by calling 410-799-5791 or 301-384-8880 or fill out the contact form on our website. Our electricians can provide you with a competitive quote that covers every stage of the process – from installation to final testing.
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