According to government statistics, lighting accounts for 12% of a home’s energy usage, and is an excellent place to look for energy savings. There are two types of lights that are used in energy efficient lighting:
LED lights use 84% less energy than incandescent bulbs and work on solid state technology. Therefore, it’s not necessary for them to heat a filament to create light. CFL lights are also energy efficient as they use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs.
In luxury homes, the use of ENERGY STAR® rated fixtures will let you do good things for the earth without sacrificing style. There are other advantages to energy efficient lighting fixtures, as well. For example, they are custom designed to get the best performance from LED and CFL light sources. As a result, they tend to distribute light more effectively, and they last much longer than standard fixtures.
Lighting Energy Efficient Homes
There’s an energy efficient solution for every lighting requirement:
- Landscape lighting can be accomplished with LED light fixtures. Styles include everything from flood lights to domed path lighting.
- Ceiling lights often use fluorescent bulbs and come in a wide variety of ceiling fixtures and chandeliers.
- Recessed lighting provides light in large rooms where the light from table lamps isn’t sufficient. Recessed LED fixtures are an ideal option for your home.
- Kitchens can use many different types of energy efficient lighting.
- LED lights can be used to accent floating shelves or as under-cabinet lighting.
- Adding LED lights to the toekick of your kitchen cabinets is a unique way to provide subtle illumination.
No matter what type of lighting is needed, it’s easy to create energy efficient homes with today’s alternatives. Contact us at Camelot Homes for more information.