In a world where consumers
and governments
are growing increasingly sensitive to Climate Change impacts, the
carbon footprint size of a
throughout its lifecycle

really matters.

Things to Consider when Choosing Lighting Fixtures
  1. Energy Use
  2. Cost
  3. Life
  4. Warranty
  5. Fixture
  6. Technology
  7. Type
  8. Replacement Bulbs
  9. On/Off Time
  10. Heat Output
  11. Recycling

CFL Disposal Reminders

Check with your City/Municipal Waste Management Program for proper disposal. If there is no such program, place in regular waste container. It is good practice to always clean
up any product containing mercury with
care and common sense.

Tips  on   Using  CFL


1.  Install CFLs in areas where lights are on for long periods such as the kitchen, family room and 
outdoors for maximum savings.

2.  Use CFLs for hard to reach fixtures. CFLs last 5 to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs, so  there’s no need for frequent changing.

3.  Use natural daylight from windows and skylight whenever possible.

4.  Install CFLs horizontally. Pin light CFLs and the integrated screw types should not be used vertically  from the base upward, as heat from the base may destabilize the mercury to leak to the ballast,
damaging the bulb. It may however, be used with the base fixed in a downward position, but light distribution will not be as efficient. Pin light CFLs are therefore most ideal.

5.   It is inadvisable to use CFLs in areas where On/Off activities are frequent such as bathrooms. Frequent On/Off operations  for less than 10 minutes will reduce the life of the bulb. Whenever possible, keep the light On for at least 10 minutes. 

6.   Keep your lamps and fixtures clean. If dirt reduces light levels, you may tend to switch on extra lights or use higher wattage lamps. Drip-dry plastic parts to reduce static buildup, which can attract dust. Be safe - remember to unplug the fixture or turn the power off when you are cleaning the fixture.

7.   Avoid having too many lights controlled by a single switch - this can result in having lights on where   
and when you don't need them.

8.    Install timers that automatically turn lights on and off after a set period of time.

9.    Light-coloured walls and ceilings reflect about 80 percent of light that strikes them, and dark-
coloured surfaces reflect only about 10 percent of the light. So when redecorating, remember the need for brighter lights in a room with dark decor than in a room with white surfaces.

10.   Place floor lamps or table lamps in a corner instead of in the middle of a wall. This will allow them to
reflect light from two walls, giving you more usable light for your money.