An energy saving bulb is an artificial source of light that uses advanced technology to reduce high rate consumption of electricity used for generating light. Today’s technology has enabled the country to be able to reduce electricity consumption thus improving the standards of living of the people.
There are various types of energy saving bulbs, they include
A. LIGHT EMITTING DIODES (LEDS)
This is a small solid semiconductor device which emits clear or visible light when there is an electric current passing through it. The lighting is not usually bright rather in most LEDs the lighting is monochromatic running on a single wavelength. LEDs can be installed in different ways. The first thing i would do is
1. Order my LEDs
There are many types of LEDs for example the 5050 LEDs, RGB (red green blue LEDs), 5M LEDs and 300 LEDs. These types of LED are the most popular and most of them are very high quality.
2. I will power up my LEDs
The easiest way is to use the power controller that comes with the LED. There are mainly two things that i should observe before any powering process is done. That is the current volts and amps. Messing with high voltage may damage the LEDs since each type of LEDs can handle a specific amount of voltage. In amps there is a better chance because too many amps do not affect the device instead the device will use only the amps it requires.
3. Controlling my LEDs
This is important when it comes to familiarity with the use of complex electronics. It is advisable to use the manuals. I will ensure I know where each controls is used in the LEDs to avoid failure of the device to work
4. Wiring My Lights
LEDs wires are usually cut at certain strip points. I cannot solider the wires at the end. Most LEDs have specific markings or labels on where to cut. So in order i wire up the LEDs strips, I will ensure that the pins are matched up or follow the correct pattern in order to get visible results.
B. COMPACT FLUORESCENT LAMBS (CFL)
It is also known as the compact fluorescent light. This is a fluorescent lighting bulb that is designed and compressed into the size of a standard-issue to replace incandescent lighting bulbs. They contain a very small amount of mercury in it.
CFLs can be installed in the many ways. I would install them in these ways;
Before I buy a CFLs bulb at my local hardware shop, I will survey through my house or building and note closely how many light sockets are available. I can choose to buy CFLs for every light socket or i can replace the current light used.
When i purchase the lighting at the local hardware shop I will consider different varieties of CFLs available. I buying one will be based on personal preference. I can decide to choose between Bright CFLs (5000k), warm CFLs (2700K) and cold CFLs (3500k).
The Installation of a CFL device is rather very similar to the installation of all incandescent bulbs.
– First I unscrew the bulb at its counter in an anticlockwise direction.
– Then I take out my CFL bulb package and screw it clockwise direction into the lighting socket.- Then I switch on the power grid and see to see if the bulb will light.
These bulbs can be installed with the help of an electrician professional. In addition using this methods have helped the people homes, work places and the country in general to be able to conserve the rapid use of electricity which is a big advantage in many ways.