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Why LED lights are better than Fluorescent lights even when lumens per watts are the same

By on April 22, 2016
Why LED lights are better than Fluorescent lights even when lumens per watts are the same
The light-emitting diode (LED) Lights is environment friendly and more secure than fluorescent because it works at much lower temperatures. An incandescent bulb gives off more energy as heat rather than light, something to do with the resistance of a Tungsten filament, therefore LED is considered better than fluorescent even when the lumens per watts is the same. But is this the only reason, especially to answer that LED is a better option comparing on same lumens

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Quality standards to look for while buying LED bulbs

By on April 22, 2016
Quality standards to look for while buying LED bulbs
LED bulbs have become quite popular in the recent years. Due to better efficiency and longer life, LED bulbs are quickly replacing the conventional incandescent light bulbs. Apart from this, the light source of a LED bulb is uni-directional (throws light in one particular direction), therefore using a LED luminaire gives brighter lighting to a particular area. But the efficiency of a LED system (eg. LED luminaire) depends on many

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LED lights: The material of LED lights affects the performance and life of LEDs

By on April 22, 2016
LED lights: The material of LED lights affects the performance and life of LEDs
LED lights have become the talk of the hour today. And why not? LED lights are a tremendous alternative to the conventional incandescent lights that were being widely used until the arrival of the LED lights in the picture. LEDs have longer lives than incandescent lights. In fact, some LED types last for as long as 100000 hours (11 years and a half) compared to a very small life of an incandescent bulb. They are also more efficient as their consumption of electricity

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Sharing experience of buying LED Luminaire for a residential society

By on April 22, 2016
Sharing experience of buying LED Luminaire for a residential society
LED lights have gained a lot of popularity in the recent times. Suddenly there are many options available, both branded as well as unbranded and with large price differences. Hence balancing brand and price makes the decision a difficult one. It is even more complex when it is for a residential society where your decision can be questioned by many. We witnessed such a purchase decision and because it was a very interesting case, we are sharing it with everyone. We

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Zero Watt lamp power consumption and LED bulb alternatives

By on April 22, 2016
Zero Watt lamp power consumption and LED bulb alternatives
We all are well aware of the low intensity bulbs that are run 24*7 at home around photo frames/ paintings, small temples/ religious area in the home or they may be even used as decorative lights. Some people use these bulbs as night lamps. Some astrologers  also believe that using green light night bulb will help children fare well in education. These low intensity incandescent bulbs are called zero watt bulbs. As per the term given to these bulbs, people assume

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Light Meter App on mobile phone: easy way to optimize room lighting and save electricity

By on August 26, 2015
Light Meter App on mobile phone: easy way to optimize room lighting and save electricity
One of the biggest challenges while setting up lights in a room is to understand how much lighting is good lighting. People end up putting multiple CFLs, Tube lights, down-lighters, which at times is more than required and also consume electricity more than what is needed. In a previous post on Task Based Lighting we had discussed about the amount of light required in

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Comparing LED Lights with fluorescent lights

By on April 22, 2016
Comparing LED Lights with fluorescent lights
All through our website, we have mentioned the benefits of fluorescent lights and especially those of T5 tubelights. Although we have given some details about LED lights, but have not promoted it extensively, and therefore we recently got a question from one of our reader: “How you would compare LED tubelights versus the T5 ones. Would you still recommend using T5 as compared to LED?” This made us think that we may have shown some bias towards fluorescent lights.

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T5 fluorescent tube light fittings – options available in the market

By on April 22, 2016
T5 fluorescent tube light fittings – options available in the market
We at Bijli Bachao are big proponents of T5 fluorescent tubelights. Of all the lighting options that are available in the market currently, T5 tubes provide the best “bang for the buck” or value for money. Their output (brightness) per watts is much more than that of CFLs and they are quite cheap as compared to LED luminaires. On top of that they have decent life. Because of all these benefits, we have always been recommending using T5 tube lights to everyone.

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Life and performance of CFLs and Fluorescent Tube lights depends on ambient or room temperature

By on August 27, 2015
Life and performance of CFLs and Fluorescent Tube lights depends on ambient or room temperature
While setting up our house we bought 4 T5 tube lights for 4 rooms: living room, 2 bedrooms and one kitchen. The lights did well for the first year, but after the first year the one in the kitchen conked off. The other 3 went on well for next 2 years. My first reaction was that there might be a manufacturing defect in the one tube light. I replaced it with a CFL but that also went off soon. That made us think: why is it happening only in the kitchen. Many a times when

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Automated Lighting and Appliance control through sensors can help save electricity

By on August 8, 2017
Automated Lighting and Appliance control through sensors can help save electricity
Switching off lights and appliances is one of the best know ways to save electricity. But many a times we forget to switch them off when needed or we keep them on even when they are not needed. Most of the times this happens for convenience or because of forgetfulness. But we all know that this is increasing our electricity bills. In many cases the one who pays for the electricity bills is the one who is concerned about rising bills but the one using it does not care

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