LED Lights

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LED Lights

LED lights or light-emitting diode are becoming the most cost effective energy saving product on the market. Considering the small size of the initial investment the choice to go LED lights is easy.When converting your property to LED lighting instead of regular light bulb you save easy thousands of Rands on your annual electricity bill. Besides the financial savings of LED Lights, the environmental benefits of LED light bulbs are huge.

LED Lights benefits

LED lights seem to last forever. The common incandescent light bulbs only last about a thousand hours, and the compact fluorescent lights about 5,000 hours. LED lights can last for up to 100,000 hours. That’s a long time. Many maintenance free years, without changing a bulb. The main benefit of LEDs is that they use about a tenth of the electricity compared to an incandescent bulb because they produce almost no heat. A standard incandescent light bulb, in which only about three percent of the energy used is transformed into light, while the remaining 97% becomes heat.

Led Lights started to become common place as decorative lightning, but with the ever improving technology of LED lights and decreasing prices they are becoming more common place to light up many places in and outside a building.

So next time you need to replace lights in your house or office consider the use of LED Lights. When looking to replace decorative lighting or, long-lasting light for inside or outside, LED lights should be number one your list of options to investigate. It will be an investment well worth and will save you lots of money in the long run due to low running cost.

Steps before renewable energy

Renewable energy is the energy of the future, but before it will be economically viable for the household users there are of course steps we can take to reduce our current energy footprint. Currently renewable energy as it is is more expensive money wise than fossil fuels and other energy sources.

Renewable energy is already viable in our opinion if you care for the environment.
We have to start reducing our current energy needs. If everybody tries to do their bit and conserves energy and not waste unnecessary we can do with less traditional coal fired or nuclear power plants.

Here are some tips to reduce your energy usage and save some money in the process.

  • Hot water is the main source for electricity consumption in a modern household. Try to Reduce the temperature of your geyser to around 55 degrees so that you don’t have to mix too much cold water when you shower or do the dishes.
  • Install a water-saving shower head which not only will reduce your water bill but also your electricity due to less use of hot water.
  • When cooking keep the lids of the pots closed this will conserve heat and will save energy.
  • Close the door every time you take something out of the fridge and defrost frozen foods by taking it out early enough instead of using the microwave to defrost (so plan in the morning what you are going to eat).
  • Close windows/curtains and doors when you have your heater on to avoid hot air escaping.
  • If you are going to make one cup of coffee boil only water for one cup. You’ll be amazed how much electricity that will save over time.
  • Insulate your geyser by wrapping newspapers, old blankets or other insulating materials around it and around the hot water pipes.
  • When you leave a room switch of the lights and appliances not in use. Also consider replacing your light bulbs with cfl or led lights which have a much lower electricity usage.
  • Turn off all stand-by modes of appliances like tv,dvd players and computers  every time you leave the house and before going to bed.
  • Take a walk to your corner shop when buying the newspaper, not only will you save some money and energy in the process, but exercise in the form of walking will be good for body and soul.

So start cutting electricity usage and save money in the process.

Steps before renewable energy

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