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Today’s residential lighting considerations go beyond decorative fixtures. When designing your home, thinking carefully and deliberately about your lighting plan is essential. Natural lighting can not only make your home more eco-friendly and energy-efficient, but it can also have significant benefits for your physical and mental health.
It’s essential to pick a lighting system that makes sense within your home, as designing and implementing a thoughtful lighting plan goes a long way toward ushering in a healthy, environmentally friendly and energy-efficient space at home.
Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) are traditionally the swirly bulbs that often look like soft-serve ice cream cones. They cost more than an incandescent bulb but use about a quarter as much energy and last many times longer. Some, but not all, CFLs are Energy Star-rated. The significant benefits of an Energy Star-rated CFL include using about 75 percent less energy than a standard incandescent and lasting up to 10 times longer, meaning savings of up to $35 in energy bills over its extended lifetime.
LED bulbs are a popular lighting solution that are energy-efficient, long-lasting and cost-effective. They use up to 80% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, which means you can save money on your electricity bill while reducing your carbon footprint. LED bulbs also last up to 25 times longer than traditional bulbs, so you won’t have to replace them as often. Plus, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit any fixture or application.
By far, the best source of light we know is (yes, you guessed it) the sun, which gives off free, full-spectrum light all day.
For those seeking to capitalize on sunlight to lower household energy bills and increase energy efficiency, tubular skylights may be the affordable and versatile solution you are looking for.
Solatube Tubular Skylights
Tubular skylights start with domes that sit on your home’s roof, engineered to capture sunlight from virtually any angle. They then push that light inside the house via highly reflective tubes. A diffuser mounted in the ceiling disperses the natural light to the room below.
The Energy Star-rated Solatube tubular skylights are designed with a patented light-capturing dome that redirects low-angle sunlight and rejects overpowering midday summer sun to deliver consistent natural illumination throughout the day. The Spectralight Infinity Tubing promotes maximum sunlight transfer with pure color rendition. Additionally, they can be outfitted with various decorative-mount ceiling fixtures and integrated daylight dimming, ventilation and LEDs for nighttime use.
Ready to reduce your energy bill and transform your home into a brighter and energy-efficient space?
Take the first step towards a brighter home by visiting Solatube.com or calling 888.solatube to schedule a free virtual or in-home consultation with your local Solatube Premier Dealer.