Making Energy-Efficient Lighting Work in Your Home: Page 4 of 4

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Taylor Residence
Low-voltage track and recessed, adjustable down-lights are used to accent artwork, using 37 W IR MR16 lamps. Lighting is controlled by a Lutron Homeworks Series 8 whole-house automated dimming system, in which all lights are programmed to be dimmed 10% even at full “on” mode. This helps to extend lamp life, save energy, and reduce maintenance costs.
Juno Lighting
Juno Lighting
Tech Lighting
Bleiweiss Residence
In this bedroom, artwork and furnishings are lit with recessed, adjustable 37 W MR16 accent down-lights. The indirect cove up-lighting uses xenon lamps on a low-voltage track. The decorative pendant uses a 60 W halogen A-lamp. All of these sources are continuous spectrum lamps, offering full-range, smooth dimming.
Lutron Grafik Eye
Energy management comes from the use of a Lutron Grafik Eye (above), which allows the homeowner to program four “moods,” dimming groups of lights at different levels to create drama and visual interest, and also to address different functions such as TV watching, packing for a trip, or reading in bed.
Sylvania
A 14 W screw-in integrated-ballast CF, equal in lumen output to a 60 W general-purpose A19 incandescent lamp.
Tech Lighting
This decorative pendant, with a 32 W CF, features a translucent organza drum with inner glass cylinder to provide a soft wash of light.
Tech Lighting
A small decorative pendant with a 26 W CF features a slender-case glass shade topped with metal detail.
Tech Lighting
This decorative wall sconce with its 18 W CF features an elegant multi-toned shade comprised of natural shells.
Tech Lighting
Fluorescent lamps can make attractive bathroom lighting. This 24 W linear fluorescent lamp features a light bar with multi-layered white glass or white acrylic.
Tech Lighting
Well-placed, efficient fixtures can provide quality lighting that’s also functional and attractive.
Tech Lighting
Two 24 W linear fluorescent lamps flank a compact mirror, giving even, warm light.
Philips Endura
Philips’ new Endura 12.5 W LED A-lamp serves as a replacement for a 60 W general purpose incandescent A-lamp
Philips’ Endura LED dimmable
Philips’ Endura LED dimmable 7 W and 10 W MR16 12 V replacement lamps have a 25,000-hour lamp life and three beam spreads. Light intensity mimics that of a 50 W halogen MR16.
Philips’ Endura LED 12 W
Philips’ Endura LED 12 W, PAR30 flood replacement lamps have a 45,000-hour lamp life and three beam spreads. Light intensity mimics that of a 60 W halogen PAR30.
Cree Lighting
Cree Lighting’s four-LED down-light offers a deeply recessed lens for superior glare control. Its “True White” technology delivers high-efficacy light with warm color characteristics.
Juno's Angled Slot Reflector
This angled slot reflector is one of many trim options available from Juno Lighting.
Tech Lighting’s Element
Tech Lighting’s Element is an adjustable, 3-inch LED downlight, which is a good candidate for accent lighting. This shows an exploded view of the inner workings of the luminaire.
Halo Lighting
Halo Lighting also makes an attractive LED track head in large and small sizes.
Juno Lighting
Juno Lighting makes an LED track head with the driver incorporated into the head itself.
Tech Lighting
Tech Lighting’s low-voltage monorail with LED track heads.
Tech Lighting
Decorative LED pendant fixtures offer a beautiful way to express your energy-efficient style.
Tech Lighting
Decorative LED pendant fixtures offer a beautiful way to express your energy-efficient style.
Juno Lighting
Under-cabinet LED task lighting is ideal for kitchens, the home office, and household work surfaces.
Juno Lighting
Under-cabinet LED task lighting is ideal for kitchens, the home office, and household work surfaces.
Taylor Residence
Juno Lighting
Juno Lighting
Tech Lighting
Bleiweiss Residence
Lutron Grafik Eye
Sylvania
Tech Lighting
Tech Lighting
Tech Lighting
Tech Lighting
Tech Lighting
Tech Lighting
Philips Endura
Philips’ Endura LED dimmable
Philips’ Endura LED 12 W
Cree Lighting
Juno's Angled Slot Reflector
Tech Lighting’s Element
Halo Lighting
Juno Lighting
Tech Lighting
Tech Lighting
Tech Lighting
Juno Lighting
Juno Lighting

Energy Efficiency in Every Room

Lighting is one of the easier things to change about an existing building. If you are planning new construction, it’s convenient to pre-plan wiring for whole-house control systems, add solar tubes, or specify Energy Star-rated light fixtures. CFs and LEDs do work a bit better with dedicated fixtures. But the good news is that all you have to do is screw them into the old, legacy fixtures.

You may have three or more lighting strategies to achieve the desired look, feel, and function for the space. For example, you could use linear fluorescent or LED strip lighting in a cove for ambient illumination, bouncing light off of the ceiling for a soft fill light. You might select recessed, adjustable LED down-lights for artwork accent lighting or to provide focal glow and drama in your home. A decorative pendant or wall sconce with CF or LED lamps for added color and sparkle could add ornamentation to the space. You also might need some under-cabinet linear fluorescent lighting to illuminate a counter where specific tasks are performed.

With the lighting controls, you can adjust these various light sources to create mood, save energy, and change the function of the space as needed. A multisource approach to lighting is a great strategy for homes. The use of high color-rendering (CRI) products with consistent color temperature and the selection of high-quality lighting equipment and controls will make your home feel comfortable, functional, and flexible. With the new lighting products and some knowledge, we can now have both energy efficiency and beautiful design.

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Brian Clark Howard is an environmental journalist who has written for TheAtlantic.com, PopularMechanics.com, The Daily Green, and E Magazine. He co-wrote the book Green Lighting (McGraw-Hill) with Seth Leitman and William J. Brinsky.

Julia Rezek, IALD, is an architectural lighting designer in Ashland, Oregon. She has been practicing lighting design since 1983 and has worked on projects that range from corporate headquarters to hotel resorts to theme parks. Julia Rezek Lighting Design (www.rezeklighting.com) was established in 1996 with a primary focus on high-end residential, retail, religious, and light commercial projects. 

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Comments (2)

jameswright053's picture

Induction lamps are ideally suited for high-ceiling applications where the lamps are difficult, costly or hazardous to access. They are also ideally suited for such applications where the advantages of fluorescent lighting are sought but a light source is needed that can start and operate efficiently in extremely cold temperatures. Additionally Induction lamps are very efficient energy saver and uses very less electricity.

phillipwhite's picture

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