Luminosity is an essential part of a residence: it allows visibility at night, enhances the decoration and brings life to the surroundings. In recent years, due to energy supply crises, investing in sustainable lighting has become increasingly necessary.
There are several ways to compose a conscious lighting system, adaptable to the most varied budgets, all with equally beautiful and economical results.
Follow our post and discover how to have incredible lighting to make your home more sustainable!
WHY IS SUSTAINABLE LIGHTING ESSENTIAL?
More than for reasons of economy in the light bill, efficient systems have the potential to positively impact the family budget and the environment. This reduces the need to produce energy in large quantities, saving natural resources and minimizing problems in the distribution network.
However, you need to have real commitment when designing the project. This prevents the adoption of insufficient or under-utilized measures, which may even increase consumption rather than decrease. In this way, the ideal is to have the knowledge of specialized professionals, such as architects and engineers.
HOW TO HAVE A CONSCIOUS LIGHTING AT HOME?
The best sustainable lighting systems combine different strategies, according to the existing resources and the needs of each space.
ENJOY THE NATURAL LIGHTING
Brazil is one of the countries that receive the most sun rays worldwide. Just to know this, we realize that this rich and free light is very wasted. Therefore, during the day, keep curtains and blinds open, so that natural light invades the environment, to provide clarity and leave spaces healthier.
To avoid excessive temperature gain in the hours of intense sunshine, the main concern in hot climates, invest in window protections that filter the passage of light, such as cobogos, eaves etc.
PREFER LED LAMPS
The LED lamps are the most efficient artificial light sources on the market, with a number of advantages over competitors: do not radiate heat and are able to provide a higher amount of light, much less energy.
The cost-benefit of LED bulbs is evident when we observe characteristics such as extended shelf life and light efficiency. In addition, toxic substances are not part of their composition but are less polluting and can be recycled.
LOOK FOR MATERIALS WITH REFLECTIVE PROPERTIES
Paint and coatings on polished materials or light colors enhance lighting: the reflectivity of the surfaces spreads the light it receives from different sources. In this way, the amount of bulbs needed to lighten the environment is reduced.
In the case of natural light, this effect also contributes to the postponement of the use of artificial systems on clearer days. For decoration, the benefit of reflective materials is the sense of amplitude they transmit, even in compact spaces.
INVEST IN AUTOMATED SYSTEMS
The home automation has become increasingly affordable over the years, breaking the myth of being a restricted use of highly sophisticated projects.
Among the main benefits of automated systems, we have the intelligent drives, the reduction of energy consumption by the dimerization of the lamps and the possibility of creating several atmospheres, according to the needs of the residents.
PRIORITIZE INTELLIGENT CIRCUITS
Even without automation, the electrical circuits of a home need to be cleverly divided. This avoids, for example, the excess of luminosity, which causes stress on the human organism, in addition to the impact on the account at the end of the month.
A good option is to create circuits unique to consumer electronics, whose stand-by function is responsible for much of the energy consumption of a home. In this way, it is possible to switch them off during unused hours.
BET ON SOLAR PANELS
The use of solar panels represents an interesting investment. They can power circuits aimed at both the lighting and other home electronics.
In some cases, it is possible to reduce the light bill to a minimum value and even sell the surplus energy produced to the concessionaires, compensating in the medium and long term the purchase and installation investment.