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Designer Lighting Can Be Energy Efficient and Attractive

Posted by Gavin Martin on Wed, June 30, 2010

Learn what you can do this year to save energy, save money and help protect our environment in your own home. For those of you in states like California, these things are becoming the law starting in 2010. For those of you in other states, this will be coming down the pipeline. Learn how you can start doing your part now.

What is a Kelvin Anyway?
The color of light is often described using a term called color temperature which is measured in degrees Kelvin or kelvin (K). Lower Kelvin numbers mean that the light has a warmer color, while higher Kelvin numbers mean the light has a cooler color.

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What Is A Lumen Anyway?
A lumen is actually the measurement of light output. Unlike watts, which measure the power consumed by the bulb, lumens indicate the amount of light you are getting.

How Much Light?
To choose the ENERGY STAR qualified light bulb with the right amount of light, find a bulb that is labeled as equivalent to the incandescent bulb you are replacing. Light bulb manufacturers inlcude this information right on the product packaging to make it easy for consumers to choose the equivalent bulb. Common terms include "Soft White 60" or "60 Watt Replacement."

You can also check the lumen rating to find the right bulb. The higher the lumen rating, the greater the light output.

To determine which Energy Star qualified light bulbs will provide the same amount of light as your current incandescent bulbs, consult the following chart:

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Did you know?
ENERGY STAR qualified light bulbs run cool and will last longest when used in fixtures that have plenty of air flow.

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Which Rooms?

  • Family and Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • Porch

Which Fixtures?

Open fixtures that allow air flow.

  • Table Lamps
  • Floor Lamps
  • Wall Sconces
  • Pendants
  • Open Ceiling Fixtures

Need a little more convincing on Energy Star lighting fixtures and their benefits? Read this short list of trivia facts (Energy Star Lighting Facts You Must Know) and you will be surprised at what impact you can have on the reduction of energy waste and the greenhouse gase effects. 

Minka-Lavery has developed a program in conjunction with ENERGY STAR to provide decorative indoor and outdoor product that is functional, attractive, and efficient. You can save money, greenhouse gases and not have to compromise on quality and style. For outdoor lighting Minka manufacturers the premier outdoor lighting line for discerning customers known as The Great Outdoors. Energy efficiency legislation has targeted outdoor lighting to reduce energy consumption and Minka makes some beautiful energy efficient outdoor lighting fixtures.

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Energy Star Lighting Facts You Must Know

Posted by Gavin Martin on Tue, June 29, 2010

Energy Star LightingDID YOU KNOW

  • The average U.S. household has more than 40 sockets for light bulbs. 20% of your electric bills are directly attributed to lighting your home.
  • Only 10% of the electricity consumed in an incandescent bulb is converted into visible light. The other 90% is actually released as heat.
  • If you replaced 5 regular light bulbs with Minka-Lavery compact fluorescents you will save enough energy over the life of the 5 bulbs to light your whole house for nearly 11 months. 5 Minka Lavery compact fluorescents will save you about $190 over its lifetime, or enough money to purchase more ENERGY STAR lighting fixtures.
  • If every home in America replaced one fixture with a compact fluorescent fixture it would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for one year and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of 800,000 cars.

ENERGY STAR Indoor Lighting Fixtures          

  • Minka Lavery 1429 84Have a 2 year warranty… twice the industry standard.
  • Will save you up to 75% in energy cost over incandescent fixtures, which save on replacement costs and maintenance time.
  • Ballast’s are electronic; they are required to operate quieter, faster and more efficiently than the old magnetic ballast. This means less radio interference, instant start and a much faster warm up time.
  • The lamps have a much better color rendering today. 2700K lamps are very comparable to a typical incandescent lamp.

Minka-Lavery has developed a program in conjunction with ENERGY STAR to provide decorative indoor and outdoor product that is functional, attractive, and efficient. You can save money, greenhouse gases and not have to compromise on quality and style. For outdoor lighting Minka manufacturers the premier outdoor lighting line for discerning customers known as The Great Outdoors. Energy efficiency legislation has targeted outdoor lighting to reduce energy consumption and Minka makes some beautiful energy efficient outdoor lighting fixtures.

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Tags: Energy Savings, Energy Star, Minka Lavery

Minka Lavery Lighting

Posted by Gavin Martin on Tue, September 29, 2009

Minka-LaveryMinka is a leader in the decorative lighting and has made lighting an art. Their designs are second to none and for the discriminating buyer homeowner. Minka Lavery presents an extensive collection of creative designs and timeless classics. Minka excels at designing, producing, and presenting decorative lighting products for your enjoyment.

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