Using artificial energy equipments and utensils is neither cost effective nor healthy for our environment. Global warming is a growing concern for all which is affecting health of individuals and the Earth both. Using electric devices like bulbs and electronic equipments emit a lot of carbon in the environment every year and is a great contributor to the environmental degradation. Every one, regardless of his / her geographic locations is expected to reduce his / her share of carbon emission in the environment by adopting energy conservative measures in houses, offices and buildings. Such as:
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A general concept towards saving electricity is using fluorescent light bulbs, LEDs, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) and other similar arrangements. But all these electricity saving arrangements come much after the natural light. Yes, using natural light is the best way to cut your electricity consumption and stay healthy at home.
Energy efficient homes are the requirement of the time, not only with costing point of view but for environmental concerns, too. People are more aware about their environment than they were ever before. The more electric devices we use, the more carbon be emit to increase the global-warming effect. The only solution is to reduce the carbon emission as much as possible by making our houses, offices and buildings more energy efficient, by depending less on electronic devices, and using less energy consuming equipments in day to day life. Solutions are available. Markets are full of energy-efficient equipments like bulbs and they do mention the possible carbon emission from these equipments. All we need is to keep our eyes open and ears on the ground so that we can pay our contribution to the protect not only our environment but a little to save the whole world, mother earth, too.
If you are wondering about what type of light will be most useful for your domestic or commercial applications, it is better you understand the lighting theories and then make your own decision based on your knowledge rather than our suggestions and recommendations.
Quality of light is measures in Lumens. A 100-watt incandescent lamp emits about 1750 lumens light. Illumination is measured in food-candles. One food-candle illumination is equal to one lumen light distributed on one square foot area. 30-50 foot-candle illumination is considered sufficient for average household applications. For detailed requirements 200 foot-candle will render greater accuracy and less eyestrain. Compact fluorescent light produce more foot-candle illumination by consuming 80% less electricity than incandescent bulbs.