Types of Lighting Installation in Murrieta
Considering Your Lighting Installation Choices
Lighting installation: A Murrieta Home or Business Owner and Electricians can choose from an assortment of lighting types, sizes, and shapes including LED or “Light-Emitting Diode” bulbs which are the newest and most popular of the bulb world but also; incandescent, halogen, fluorescent as well as Compact Fluorescent Lights (Called CFL’s), who all certainly have their places and purposes.
These bulbs vary according to their initial cost, energy usage, life expectancy and output (In wattage or Lumens). Consider the following factors carefully to determine the best lights to use for any particular application:
LED Lighting Installation
Average cost per bulb: $5 to $25
Average wattage: 4W to 22W
Average life expectancy: 20,000 hours
A Light Emitting Diode, or LED uses a semiconductor to convert electrical energy into visible light. Since LED Lights were initially made available in the 1960’s, highly developed LED’s in the last 10 years or so are viable replacements for conventional incandescent light bulbs.
LEDs develop low levels of light that are highly energy-efficient. They solely make directional light, so an electrician generally uses LED lights under counters and for lighting control displays. This kind of lighting often consists of sizeable numbers of individual LEDs clustered together in an array to increase the amount of light. LEDs are relatively expensive, and typically cost at least five times more than florescent bulbs.
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Incandescent Lighting Installation
Average cost per Bulb: $1 to $10
Average wattage: 40W to 150W
Average life expectancy: 1,000 hours
Incandescent bulbs usually consist of a thin tungsten filament that connects two electrodes. This assembly is enclosed in a vacuum within a glass bulb. when the proper amount of electrical energy is applied to the bulb’s connectors the tungsten heats up to white hot to produce light without burning because the vacuum eliminates oxygen.
Low Energy Efficiency: Incandescent Bulb Lighting Installations typically last between 700 and 1,000 hours, but are far less energy efficient than other types of lighting. Incandescent lighting has a warm quality that looks flattering on the skin. An electrician often connects this type of lighting to a dimmer switch.
Compact Florescent Lighting Installation
Average cost per Bulb: $2 to $20
Average wattage: 9W to 52W
Average life expectancy: 10,000 hours
Compact Florescent Light (CFL) bulbs hold a partial vacuum with mercury and phosphor vapour. Electricity excites the mercury vapour, causing it to develop ultraviolet light. The UV light causes the phosphor vapor to give off visible light. Fluorescent bulbs may use as little as a fourth of the energy of incandescent bulbs and can last up to 10 times longer in longer use period applications. The light from these bulbs seems harsher than that from incandescent electric-light bulb.
The good news is they are more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs but the bad news is that in spite of improvements, CFLs remain somewhat flawed. They’re still prone to decreased life expectancy when you use them in short increments, so ideally you’ll want to save them for lighting that you’re going to keep on for longer periods of time.
Halogen Lighting Installation
Average cost: $2 to $15
Average wattage: 29W to 72W
Average life expectancy: 1,000 hours
Building interior Halogen lights are simply incandescent lights with a some halogen gas inside with the filament bulb. This gas helps “reuse” the burned-up tungsten vapor back onto the filament, helping it to be a slightly more efficient light than an incandescent. Unlike the mercury in Compact Florescent Lights (CSL’s), this gas isn’t anything that could be categorized as hazardous waste.
Due to their comparative similarity to standard incandescents — both in light quality and in cost, halogen lights can work as an effective compromise for consumers who need to substitute their incandescents, but who also are not ready to commit to CFLs or LEDs just yet.
The light from a halogen bulb is whiter than light produced from an incandescent bulb. Halogen bulbs are more expensive than incandescent bulbs, but are also more energy efficient. An electrician typically installs halogen bulbs under cabinets and other recessed areas where people cannot look at directly at or even see the halogen bulb itself.
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