Perfect Lighting Choices You Can Make

Optimizing the energy efficient performance of lighting, it is obvious, is an important issue in the ICI building sector. Not only in terms of real estate operating costs, but also in terms of the ecological footprint of lighting systems. Visit for the best lighting options.

Both during their useful life and at the time of disposal

To ensure an efficient lighting system, it would therefore be better to rely on a global approach, taking into account the impact on the environment and considering the quantity of pollutants, such as mercury, which will be rejected. The choice of lamps with a longer lifespan (more than 30,000 hours, which fluorescent and LEDs offer) and the optimization of lighting according to daylight will lead, in particular, to efficient and innovative solutions. 

Lighting specialist and member of the board of directors says that the choices made [at design] can make it impossible to go back into back to install controls. The makers must first define a field of action to determine where we want to go. If you want to set up lighting based on daylight, the way you go about installing the types of appliance will be different than if you choose not to do so.

There is no doubt that an efficient ecopower lighting system uses natural light as much as possible and thereby minimizes the use of artificial sources more and more effective. He points out that it is also exploitation situations that feed an energy-consuming system, such as leaving the lights on when it is not required.

The sources used to light the interiors of offices and stores, such as the use of certain incandescent sources for example, are also pointed out. New legislation is about to be adopted and some lamps, such as T12 fluorescent, incandescent or halogen lamps, will be directed onto a siding. 

The switch to energy consumption management solutions is a wise decision from an economic, but also ecological point of view. One of the most promising avenues is the use of sophisticated control systems that integrate lighting and energy management. With the implementation of a well thought out control system, estimates Mathieu Leclerc, it will be possible to achieve savings of between 30 and 40%. 

The right source, the right application

Today, there are various sources of lighting, very effective. The essential T5 or T8 fluorescent lamps are always popular because their performance is high. The use of LEDs (light emitting diodes) is a good choice for accent lighting, for example. Certain types of metal halides are also a good choice when intended for factories and large areas. 

Making the right choice of luminaire is essential for optimizing the source. For his part, Mathieu Leclerc observes that there is an increasing tendency to make direct / indirect lighting or, according to the new fashionable term, volumetric. This consists of lighting the volume of the room, the walls and the ceilings, the floor, as well as the work surface. Some studies show that we need a little less lighting in terms of lighting level (lux) in an environment that is lit in its volume. 

Last Words

An effective lighting control system will greatly improve the energy efficiency of a building. Several types of technology will suit the most varied needs. Centralized control systems that send a signal to turn off the lights will be ideal for large buildings. The smallest ones could be fitted with timers or a main switch.