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Almost certainly Energy-efficient Lighting for people's homes

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Almost certainly Energy-efficient Lighting for people's homes

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Almost certainly Energy-efficient
Lighting for people's homes
Interested in saving money on your energy bill? If you’re like most people, you do. A good way to do this
is by replacing your old incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent (CFL) or LED
light bulbs. CFL and
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bulbs cost more to obtain, but they last longer and can save you quite a bit
of money in the long run.
But there really is more that you can do to save on energy costs for lighting.
I’ve always thought it strange that so many people have their windows nearly constantly covered by
heavy drapes. Why have a window at all, if it hardly ever lets any light in? And meanwhile, the glass
offers very little insulating value, so it makes your house hotter in summer and colder in winter.
People cover their windows because they want privacy, but there are two ways to let light in without
having your privacy invaded.
First, you can use translucent
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shades that allow light to pass through them but block out prying
eyes. Many of these are inexpensive and come in a wide variety of materials, like spun lace, polyester,
cotton, nylon, organza and muslin, and can offer you varying degrees of privacy according to your needs.
You also have ornamental shade options that have styles on them.
Secondly, you can use decorative glass, of which there are at least a dozen types: seeded, reeded, cross-
reeded, rippled, distinctive, water, floral, swirled, pebbled, antique, frosted and textured. You can either
replace your old glass with cosmetic glass or install decorative glass over your old glass as a second
pane. The latter option with save on heating costs in winter and cooling costs in summer. One drawback
with cosmetic glass is that it’s difficult or nearly impossible to see out the window, depending upon
what type of cosmetic glass you use.
Most lampshades also block valuable light. You’re better off getting a lamp that has a glass or plastic
shade; these will disperse the light and minimize glare, while still allowing most of the light through.
Another prevalent
lighting practice that isn’t always efficient is having a single bright ceiling
light or up-light as the primary source of light for a room. Usually, having several focused task lights is
more efficient, each at an area where you need good light. A single bright light won’t effectively light the
dark corners; and unless you have a room full of people who need light, a lot of its light will be wasted.
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A lamp's brightness inversely squares with distance, which means that a lamp that’s two meter's from
your book will only light your book one-fourth as well as a lamp that’s one meter from it, and a lamp
that’s four meter's away will only deliver one-sixteenth as much to your book.
Installing a wall lamp on either side of a mirror will boost the efficiency of the lamps, as the mirror will
reflect their light throughout the room. Ceilings and walls painted an off-white color will also spread
light much better than other colors.
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