Electricity Saving in Lighting System

Lighting system is used everywhere, at houses, industrial plants and commercial buildings .Lighting system represents from 20 – 45 % of electricity consumption in commercial building and from 3 – 10 % of electricity consumption in industrial plants, in the same time, the most significant electricity consumption in the houses is for lighting systems.
The question is how can you save electricity in lighting system?
First: The designer of the electricity lighting system should concentrate on how much light that the place need and also correctly choose how well the colors will be shown or rendered. These two factors represent the key word for reducing lighting electricity demand.
Second: you need to make use of the natural light by choosing the best location of windows so you can save electricity from the reduction of lighting system electricity use. This will be having more benefits in electricity saving at cold climates due to solar heat gains which reduce the heating cost.
Third: you should reduce the use of the lamps and reduce the lamp height.
Fourth: you should use electronic ballast instead of electromagnetic one because its electricity consumption is lesser.  
Fifth: you should use timers, twilight and motion detectors and this is applicable for general areas, conference rooms, cubicles, rest rooms and exteriors so you can reduce your electricity consumption by control the time of operation and the availability of daylight.
Sixth: you should use the more efficient lighting system like using the T5 fluorescent lamp instead of T12 and T8 lamps, using the energy saving lamps instead of incandescent lamps, using the led lamps instead of halogen lamps….etc.
Seventh: you should make regular maintenance to the electrical lighting systems referring to the aging lamps and dirt on fixtures as following:
Clean the equipment – replace lenses – keep spaces bright and clean – relamping.
So it's a good potential of electricity saving, is to improve the efficiency of the electricity lighting system and as a result you will reduce your electricity consumption, reduce your electricity bill, save much money and secure our plant from the extra pollution, generated from electricity production process.  

1 comment :

  1. Your article is very informative. do you mean the energy saving lamps as LED and CFL. How effective these lamps?