Traditionally a large part of the work that lighting designers do is to include the use of halogen down lights. They work well, are bright, cheap and give you just the right amount of light where you need it.
But however good they are, there’s no doubt they won’t be popular with Greenpeace. The world is crying. Global warming is happening at an alarming rate and has been sped up as a result of industrialised nations’ use of fossil fuel for energy consumption. 19% of the world’s CO2 emissions is electricity and in Europe 14% of all electricity consumption is lighting.
We can choose to do something about it or flick over to watch another repeat of X Factor. I really hope that most people care enough to make a change.
One of the most important things to us when putting together designs for a client is to provide beautiful yet energy-efficient lighting options for their home. You really don’t need to sacrifice the look and feel if you want to be greener. Through intelligent lighting controls, using highly efficient lamps, luminaires and using light when and where you need it, we can show you how to reduce your overall energy consumption, which in its own way will help reduce our energy consumption.
The little things start at home – how efficient is your lighting? If you’re not sure and you want some help, give us a call.