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Excessive Lighting can cause Light Pollution

By on April 26, 2018
Excessive Lighting can cause Light Pollution
On our recent visit to a mall we were impressed to see that most of the lighting in the parking was done using energy efficient T5 tubelights. But our happiness vanished soon when we realized that there were so many tubelights placed so close to each other that there was excessive lighting. We felt that the benefits of efficient option were offset by improper use of the same. The incident made us think, is there something called light pollution? And to our surprise

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Street lighting and General Illumination options for residential complexes: HPSV, LED, Fluorescent and Solar

By on April 26, 2018
Street lighting and General Illumination options for residential complexes: HPSV, LED, Fluorescent and Solar
Street lighting and general illumination is very important for security in all residential complexes. Parking lots and pathways should be lit uniformly as it provides a sense of security. Although lighting may be a small portion of a residential complex’s electricity bills but it is a very important aspect for the well being of the residents. Lately with rising electricity bills, management committees of various residential complexes have started thinking about various

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LED light bulbs buying guide

By on June 28, 2018
LED light bulbs buying guide
LED is the latest buzzword in the lighting industry. Looking at the way things are moving, LEDs surely look to revolutionize the lighting market in future. Small bulbs that were used as power indicators for appliances, look to light up the whole living space now. Technology improvements have made LEDs useful for home and office and have also made them much affordable now (still expensive as compare to CFLs or incandescent bulbs). Several manufacturers have come out

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CFL Bulbs and Fluorescent Tubes buying guide

By on April 26, 2018
CFL Bulbs and Fluorescent Tubes buying guide
In our previous post on task-based lighting, we showed that a watt is not the right measure for brightness and we should use lumens instead. We then went around the shops in our area and then carried out online market survey to find out different types of CFLs and Fluorescent tubes available in the market in India, and give our readers some comparative figures to help

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How much lighting is good lighting for a room?

By on June 28, 2018
How much lighting is good lighting for a room?
Good lighting enhances the beauty of a room. Some people take good care of lighting while furnishing a room and some just put a tube-light or a bulb here and there to just light up a room. But have you ever thought how much lighting is good lighting for a room? Have you ever analyzed if you have less light or more light in a room, or are you wasting electricity by putting extra lights? With this article we just want to provide some guidelines to setting up lighting

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Are CFLs replacements for Tube lights?

By on April 26, 2018
Are CFLs replacements for Tube lights?
We have all known that CFLs are great electricity savers as compared to incandescent bulbs. Years of campaign and successful marketing by the government have led to good penetration of CFLs in Indian market, which is great. Although it is good that we have adopted CFLs so well, but CFLs were supposed to be replacement of incandescent bulbs. Are you using it to replace tubelights? Fluorescent Lamp Technology Both CFLs

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Energy Efficient Lights – use CFLs, T5s and LEDs

By on June 28, 2018
Energy Efficient Lights – use CFLs, T5s and LEDs
Lighting consumption constitutes about 30% of residential consumption as per a study by Ministry of Environment and Forest in India. Its contribution in your electricity bill may vary from 10-20% depending on your total bill. Although it may not be a major contributor in the electricity bill, the energy efficient options are fairly simpler to implement and provide higher

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Save electricity on lights by turning them off when not in use

By on April 26, 2018
Save electricity on lights by turning them off when not in use
Practice of turning off lights when not in use has been used as a energy saving measure since quite some time. It is pretty effective, although there are some studies that suggest that using energy efficient lights is far more effective than turning off lights. The amount of electricity savings by turning off lights depend on the type of light used.

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