Lighting accounts for more than 12% of electricity consumption in a dwelling. We help you choose the lamp you need!
To Each Lamp Its Specificities
On average, each French household purchases 3 lamps per year and consumes between 325 and 450 kWh per year for its lighting (2) . But how to be sure to make the right choice?
Today, three types of lamps are available in stores:
the compact fluorescent lamps , or ” energy saving lamps ” (LBC), very energy efficient;
the LED lamps , also very efficient and also have the advantage of being used outdoors;
the halogen lamps that consume relatively more energy and have a shorter lifespan.
Since 2012, filament filament lamps have beenremoved from the market throughout the European Union . Too energy-consuming, not durable enough: the same fate will be reserved for halogen lamps from 2018 (3) .
What Should Be Taken Into Account When Purchasing?
If the choice of a lamp is made according to the use and the room to which you intend it, a number of indications can help you to choose based on automotiveqna.
The first is the energy label , mandatory since 2013 on all types of bulbs. This is presented in the form of a scale of colors to which correspond notations. Interest? Allow you to evaluate and compare the performance of different lamps.
Typically, energy classes are:
A, A + and A ++ for LEDs;
A and B for LBC;
C and D for high efficiency halogens.
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In addition to the energy label, the packaging of a lamp shall include:
Its luminous flux (in lumens),
Its color temperature (hot or cold color),
Its ignition time,
The number of on / off cycles that the lamp can withstand,
Its ability to be used with a dimmer and externally,
The amount of mercury it contains.
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Avoid Over-Consumption On A Daily Basis
To consume less electricity, the choice of your lamps is important. But it is also essential to adopt eco-gestures on a daily basis . Here are a few :
Remember to always turn off the light when you leave a room,
Try to maximize the natural light in your home, favoring for example clear walls or placing mirrors to reflect the sunlight,
Instead, choose for your lamps clear shades , which will better light and enhance the warmth of the lamp,
Remember to dust regularly your lamps ,
Replace incandescent lamps with low energy lamps or LEDs. You will see: you’ll win (4) !
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