Tips for Lighting Your Last Longer

Good quality light bulbs aren’t cheap and so make them last longer. Besides, the less a fact lamps, better for the environment.

Here are some simple tips to help you save your money and nature.

For those who don’t like to be changing every hour lamp, a good idea is to replace the incandescent bulbs with electronic lamps. Electronic lamp lasts from 6 to 8 times more than the incandescent light bulb, as well as consume much less energy. Do the calculation below:

Electronic compact fluorescent lamp to generate more light with less consumption, when compared with the same powers incandescent (ex.: 40 watt incandescent with 40W fluorescent) both have distinct luminous flux, i.e., in this case, the fluorescent generates more light. So when you change your traditional lamps for electronic lamps, make sure you’re not “overreacting” in power, because, as already said, the fluorescent generates more light with less power. If you want to replace a 40-watt incandescent bulb for a fluorescent, you will see that the fluorescent lamp is equivalent to 11W (emits the same brightness of the lamp of 40W). To facilitate the task, this information on the packaging of fluorescent lamp.

It is important to note that, in the case of compact fluorescents, the amount of light, measured in lumens (lm), is the same for the 127V and 220V voltages.

The accumulated dust on a lamp or dirt retained in brackets can reduce the light produced by about 10%, so don’t forget to clean them frequently.

Another important tip is to replace the antiquated or broken fixtures for other easy to clean, preferably with exposed bulbs. The acrylic and the globe will absorb much of the luminous flux, it would be nice to exchange them.

Replace light bulbs of 100 watts per 60 or 40 watt lamps. In places where there are many lamps installed, do a shutdown switched, the ideal is to have an electrical circuit that provides the desired lamps, or even the “individualized”. In garages, illuminate the areas of movement of vehicles not directly the pits. Demote the luminaires installed between the beams of the ceiling of the garage.

Another basic question and that it’s worth being checked is: an electronic lamp can last up to 8 years, so if your bulb burns out long before this period, stay tuned to one of the following situations:

-Try to acquire only lamps that give manufacturers warranty. Some even have two year warranty against manufacturing defects.

The problem of early burning lamp is frequent and persistent, the problem may be in the wiring or there may be “stress overload”. Call an electrician immediately because it can be a sign of more serious problems. Still, the cause of frequent burnings can be in fully closed, fixtures in these cases, the recommendation is to use up to 15W bulbs to not having problems.