Advances in solid state lighting, and lighting controls have enabled tremendous reductions in installed lighting power density. Green Building practices considers the most efficient fixtures as well as maximizing options for the use of natural daylight.
Efficient lighting design should address general and task specific lighting options, as well as the overall occupant experience.
LED lights are the perfect match for these tasks. They are more energy efficient than CFLs, last many years longer, and contain no mercury. In addition, they can meet a variety of lighting needs from very bright white light to soft, warm light. Selecting the right LED lights for the task, locating lights strategically, and utilizing natural light as effectively as possible can drastically reduce a home’s energy use.