Green Lighting

Flip the switch to energy-efficient lighting

This do-it-yourself guide makes it easy to upgrade residential and commercial lighting to reduce costs and environmental impact while maintaining or even improving the quality of the lighting. Filled with step-by-step instructions, Green Lighting shows you how to save money and energy with light-emitting diodes (LEDs), compact fluorescent lighting (CFL), solar lights, windows, skylights, fixtures, controls, and other bright ideas. Methods for calculating return on investment, plus recommended sources for energy-efficient products, are included in this practical resource. Green Lighting covers:  Green Lighting

  • Color temperature measurements
  • In-depth details on the differences between LEDs and CFLs
  • How utilities bill for electricity usage
  • Comparing wattage and determining energy savings
  • ENERGY STAR® ratings
  • Purchasing appropriate bulbs, fixtures, and sensors
  • Developing a comprehensive green lighting plan for your entire home, office, or commercial environment
  • Incandescent, halogen, and gas-discharge lighting
  • Solar and next-generation lighting

Table of contents

Chapter 1. The Benefits of Changing Your Lighting;
Chapter 2. Basic Lighting Terms and Explanations;
Chapter 3. Incandescent, Halogen, and Gas-Discharge Lighting;
Chapter 4. Fluorescent Lighting;
Chapter 5. Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs);
Chapter 6.Fixtures and Controls;
Chapter 7. Beyond Energy to Green Lighting Materials;
Chapter 8. Lighting Best Practices and Daylighting;
Chapter 9. Solar and Next-Generation Lighting;
Appendix. Resources;
Index

Written by greenlivingguy

The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from: # Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions) # Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman # Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel # Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky # Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley # Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke # Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley # Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea # and more green living books to follow.

3 comments

  1. I asked for and received this book as a holiday gift this past month. Having had a commercial lighting class and done the Building Operator Certificate (BOC) training as well, I found the quality of the information to be excellent. As I attempt to make changes to my workplace, I have this as a resource in putting together a lighting upgrade plan. Nice job.

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