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This Sunday (Nov. 3) best Americans will go through the anniversary ritual of alteration clocks aback an hour in alertness for winter’s gradually abbreviating daylight, a aeon additionally referred to as “lighting season” because the beneath canicule beggarly we’ll be application added lights in our homes and businesses.
This time of year additionally provides a abundant befalling to booty addition attending at our lighting and to about-face to some of the new and bigger ablaze bulbs that accept afresh entered the market. With added than 4 billion screw-based ablaze ball sockets in the United States, accepting an able ball into anniversary one of them is absolutely important because the abeyant activity accumulation are massive:
NRDC Lighting Buying Guide
U.S. lighting options accept decidedly bigger in the accomplished few years, acknowledgment to the phase-out of old, inefficient beaming bulbs and the addition of lots of new energy-saving, avant-garde products. Here are some tips on how to booty advantage of these bigger options:
LEDs are absolutely advancing on fast
While CFLs abide to accept the everyman acquirement bulk of the activity able ablaze ball options, they accept a few actual challenges that LED bulbs accept overcome. Best notably, LED bulbs do not accept the 1- to 3-minute countdown time to accommodated abounding accuracy and abounding of the models are dimmable. LEDs appear in all shapes and flavors. Additionally a 60W backup LED ball now costs about $10 today compared to $25 to $40 aloof a brace of years ago. To ensure you accept a acceptable experience, we recommend:
a) Only buy LED bulbs with the ENERGY STAR® characterization -- These bulbs will accommodated the Environmental Protection Agency’s requirements for lifetime, efficiency, and added key achievement criteria.
b) Buy the ablaze blush you adopt -- If you appetite a ball to accept the aforementioned bare white blush as your old incandescent, buy a ball marketed as “warm white.” The Lighting Facts box on the aback of the ball packaging will account a blush temperature of 2700K. If you adopt “cooler,” added bluish white-looking light, acquirement a ball marketed as “Daylight” with a college blush temperature of 4000K or alike 5600K. Hint: Because this is a claimed preference, accede aggravating one of anniversary afore switching out all your bulbs.
c) Put the appropriate ball in the appropriate atrium --Most new LED bulbs now attending added like the old beaming versions and can administer ablaze in all directions. But some designs, like the ones with a bisected arch on top that resemble a sno-cone, may not bear abundant ablaze in the bottomward administration and would not be acceptable in account lamps. But you should accept a LED reflector ball for recessed can or bottomward lighting because it’s advised to aftermath a axle of bottomward ablaze area you charge it.
Want to apprentice more?
EPA has appear a awful advisory two-part podcast about lighting that includes the lighting client from Home Depot, a lighting designer, an able from EPA, and me. In it, Mark from Home Depot provides conceivably the best applied admonition of all:
Bring your old burnt-out ball to the abundance so the agent can advice you acquisition the new backup ball that will bear the aforementioned bulk and blazon of ablaze -- and is almost the aforementioned admeasurement to fit your absolute fixture.
So as you’re advancing to move the alarm easily aback an hour, accede that the end of “daylight accumulation time” doesn’t beggarly your accumulation accept to end: today’s lighting options action abundant means to save activity and money, too.