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:
- 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;
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.
Wish I had this book 2 yrs ago when I was building my green dream home…lighting was one of the biggest hassles for me! I will recommend this for sure!
Seth knows! The face of lighting is changing quickly. The lightbulb of our youth is tough to find even in Big Box stores. Moving forward with energy saving lighting is a great way to reduce our carbon foot print and put cash back in our pockets.