Save energy with lighting
We all have to face the fact that it's time to save energy. Not only due to high gas and energy bills, but also to give the environment a helping hand and live more sustainably. But what steps can you take? Read what you can do to save energy below.
Save with LED lighting
LED lighting is the most energy efficient when it comes to lighting. In fact, an LED bulb consumes 80% to 90% less power than halogen or incandescent bulbs. Would you like to find out more about how you can save energy with LED lighting, and what it can do for you?
Save with ceiling fan lights
Did you know that you can also save gas and energy with ceiling fan lights? This is because most fans have a winter mode in addition to the summer mode. When the blades of the fans turn the other way, it has a warming, rather than cooling, effect. Moreover, they can be used perfectly well as eye-catchers, lamplight ceiling fans give off light and consume 20 times less electricity on average than air conditioners! Want to know exactly how it works?
Smart lighting is always LED lighting, which makes it energy efficient! But because you can also control these remotely, you never have too many lights on. Even when you're not at home. Smart lighting often comes in different colours. Using a warm shade of colour also immediately makes the room seem warmer. And you don't have to turn on the heating right away when it gets a bit chilly.
Outdoor lighting doesn't always have to be on, of course. That's a waste when you don't use it. Lighting with motion detectors ensures that light is on only when you need it. The lamp automatically turns off after a few seconds when it no longer detects movement.
Generating energy with the sun: it doesn't get more sustainable than this! Our outdoor solar lighting ensures that your garden is illuminated in an energy-efficient way. The lamp converts solar rays into energy, which illuminates your garden lights as soon as it gets dark.
About the energy label
Before buying an electrical appliance, always check the energy label. This is because it indicates energy consumption in kWh per 1,000 hours. The energy label can be a decisive factor when buying a product. In fact, it can save you a lot of money when you go for a product with a greener label. Would you like to know about the new European Commission Energy label?
A light interior
It seems obvious, but perhaps it's escaped your attention. A light interior! By using light colours, you require less light, which results in reduced electricity usage. Here's what it looks like. Darker colours absorb light, while light colours reflect it. In addition, a light interior feels more spacious. A win-win situation!
Warm light colours create a warm interior
It's all about a warm feeling! Did you know that if you select a light source with a low Kelvin count, it automatically seems warmer? Your brain tricks you into thinking it looks warm in the room because of the light colour. A very simple yet effective way of making it seem warmer!
Glass or light lampshades
Glass or light lampshades can also contribute to more warmth in the interior. By choosing an off-white or beige shade lampshade, for example. Or by placing a low Kelvin light source in a glass lampshade. It is highly visible and a warm light colour also contributes to a warmer feeling!
So besides being environmentally conscious, lighting can also make a significant contribution towards reducing power consumption and therefore energy bills. But what else can you do in order to design your interior as energy efficiently as possible?
- Is LED more efficient than halogen?
Yes, an LED bulb consumes on average 10 times less power than a halogen bulb to produce the same amount of light. Compared to an incandescent bulb, that's as many 25 times more!
- Why does LED lighting sometimes come with an E, F or G energy label?
Plenty has changed since November 2021 when it comes to energy labels. Products used to given an A++ label, a label that no longer exists. Lamps that previously had an A+ label may now fall under the C label. This is because the guidelines have been updated, as energy-efficient products are evolving rapidly and the European Union wants to encourage companies to be able to allow products to develop under sustainable conditions.
- Which lamps use the least electricity?
LED lamps are the most energy efficient sources of light that exist.