Think Green visits a house in Smyrna, Georgia, which uses LED lighting not only functionally, but to great effect as part of the interior design. Jodi Alston from Eaton’s Cooper Lighting and Jack Larsh from Eaton’s Wiring Devices businesses, educate us on the latest advancements and innovations in LED Lighting and lighting controls for your home. By replacing all your incandescent and compact fluorescent lamps with Halo LED Modules and then integrating lighting controls, you can increase your home’s energy efficiency, which is good for the environment, and your pocket book.
In this first of a two part series, we are introduced to LED’s and how DIYers can convert their homes to Halo LEDs using an “All House Lighting Solution” designed to retrofit into existing 5” & 6” housings already installed in the home. Also, we learn how to install “occupancy” and “vacancy” sensors that know when to turn on the room lights, and turn them off. LEDs are now a major part of living a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
Light Up the Green Way
Did you know that a typical incandescent light bulb lasts only 1,000 hours?
Everyone is talking about “going green” these days, especially when it comes to how we live in our own homes. There are some things that are incredibly easy to do, like recycling bottles or saying no to plastic bags. Other things can be more difficult, especially when trying to save money on energy bills.
If you live in a home with young children, it can be a constant battle to remind them to turn off lights to “save electricity”. You could change all of your light fixtures to become more energy efficient, however that sounds really difficult doesn’t it?
Well, thanks to Cooper Lighting, turning your light fixtures into energy efficient ones by installing Halo LED fixtures is just as easy as changing a light bulb.
Did you know that replacing all your incandescent and compact fluorescent lamps with LED lamp sources and integrating lighting controls will increase energy efficiency, which also provides environmental benefits?
Halo, the #1 Brand leader in recessed down lighting for over 50 years has introduced a high-performance LED solution that is:
- Energy Efficient
- Has a Long-Life
- Low Maintenance
- Improved Quality of Light
- Reduces Energy Expenditure giving it environmental benefits
- Is Easy to Install
- Saves Money
Halo LED products have a projected LED life of 50,000 hours which would be more than 22 years when used 6 hours a day. A typical incandescent light bulb lasts only 1,000 hours. The Halo LED module will last up to 50 times longer than an incandescent.
That’s a long time to go without having to replace a light bulb! As for energy saving, the Halo LED Retrofit Module consumes 9 watts but gives light output comparable to a 65 watt BR 30 incandescent light bulb. Most home lights typically have a 65 Watt incandescent light bulb, so when you compare the two, the Halo LED fixture consumes 86% less energy.
Now that’s a lot of energy saved which means a smaller electric bill! Visit www.cooperindustries.com to learn more about how easy it is to change your light fixtures throughout your home to save energy and money. You may never have to tell your children to “turn out the lights” again, except of course at bedtime!
Make sure to tune in to Designing Spaces on Friday, June 13th, 2014 at 7:30 am (ET/PT) on the Lifetime Channel to learn more. This show re-airs on July 10th, 2014.