EFFICIENCY IN THE ILLUMINATION
The share of the illumination in the total electrical energy that is consumed in our country is around 20%. With the provision of the efficiency in illumination, both visual and budgetary ease will be attained.
The energy saving in illumination is obtained by supplying the least light intensity without compromising the visual comfort. For this purpose preferably high efficiency light sources must be utilized instead of lower efficiency light sources. For example; changing the classical kind of a bulb with a low energy consuming bulb can reduce the energy consumption by around 80%.
We can list the measures that can be taken in the dwellings to make energy savings in illumination as follows:
- Primarily make use of the natural daylight. Arrange your furniture as to allow daylight to easily get in.Paint your walls with a light colour.
- Lower your illumination levels. Do not turn on the lights unless it is necessary, instead of Illuminating from the ceiling, prefer designs that illuminates small and working areas.
- Use compact fluorescent bulbs that are 80% more efficient. Instead of a 100 watts incandescent filament lamp a 25 watts compact fluorescent lamp can be used.
- Change the bulbs of the most frequently used locations with energy efficient light bulbs.
- Turn off the light when leaving the room.
- Keep the bulbs clean; the dirty, dusty lamps consume 25% more energy.