Save Energy With Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are a great way to both cool and heat your home or office space while saving you money and energy. However, it’s not a simple case of installing any ceiling fan in any room to start saving immediately. You have to assure the specifications of your fan are correct for the room and you use the right setting so get the maximum benefits from your ceiling fans. This is how you can save energy.

 

How Can I Save Money With A Ceiling Fan?


The majority of ceiling fans use about the same amount of energy as a 100 watt light bulb. Whereas a typical central air conditioning unit uses over 3,000 watts. For
ceiling fans to work best you will need to make some adjustments as the seasons change and to increase the fans’ efficiency. You will also need to make sure the fan size is the best fit for your room.

Summer – A ceiling fan will not cool the air all by itself. In the summer you will need to raise the temperature of your thermostat slightly so the fan has air to circulate. Having the fan run anti-clockwise and on a high setting will direct air down creating a cool breeze.

Winter – Conversely, in winter, the fan should run clockwise on a low setting to push air up and then back down to warm a room evenly and consistently. This will mean you can reduce the temperature of your heating unit because it does not have to work as hard to keep your home warm.

Size and angle – Installing the right size fan is vital to making ceiling fans more energy efficient. If the blades are too big or too small for the room then you likely to waste energy rather than save. You also have to make sure the fan is mounted correctly and doesn’t wobble to circulate air more efficiently.

If the blades are too flat then the fan will effect on the temperature of your room. For example, if a fan blade is less than 12 degrees, then it will just cut through the air rather than circulating it. To make sure your ceiling fan saves energy instead of eating it, the blade angle needs to be a minimum of 12 degrees. For general use, however, blades with an angle of 14 degrees or above will do the trick.

Maintenance – You should clean your fan regularly to prevent the fan from wobbling and wasting energy. The fan will also start circulating dust which could aggravate allergies and asthma.

 

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At Lyon Lighting, we offer high quality products at low prices and can guarantee the operation of our goods from a minimum of 12 months up to 25 years. We can brighten up your kitchen, bathroom, and the exterior of your home in energy efficient way with products which will save you money in the long run. If you find the same product for a lower price elsewhere, let us know and we’ll be happy to beat it.

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Top 10 Benefits Of LED Downlights

There are plenty of benefits to switching from standard light to LED lights, and LED Downlights are a great way to save money while efficiently lighting your home or office. Despite advantages of LED lights being talked about a lot, not everyone is clear on why standard lighting falls short when compared to LED lighting. Here are the top 10 benefits of LED Downlights so you know exactly how you are benefitting from them.

 

What Are The Benefits of LED Downlights?


Long-Life – LED lights’ standout advantage over traditional lighting is the long life expectancy. LED bulbs and diodes can last for up to 50,000 hours. The life span of traditional lighting options is much shorter. Linear fluorescent bulbs will last up to just 30,000 hours, while an incandescent bulb will last up to 2,000. The longer life of LED lights means less time changing bulbs and less money spent on buying new ones.

Efficiency – With LED lights, more energy is converted into light rather than wasted like with incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. 80% of the energy used by LEDs is converted into light with only 20% wasted. A traditional incandescent light in comparison loses 80% of its energy as heat, with only 20% being converted to light.

Low temperatures – As mentioned, the energy produced for traditional lighting is mostly wasted as heat. LED lights remain cool because the energy is converted into light.


FlexibilityLED Downlights are a versatile lighting option and can provide general lighting and be used to fill a room with light. Conversely, LED Downlights can also be used in targeted areas or for decorative use.

Greener – Because LED lights are digital lights, they don’t contain any toxic chemicals. This means they are completely recyclable and as result can significantly reduce your carbon foot print.

Low UV emissions – LED lights produce next to no UV emissions, which make LED lighting a great option for anything which is sensitive to heat and UV lights.

Durable – LED lights are a great choice for outdoor use because of their resistance to shock, vibrations and other interferences. Here at Lyon Lighting, we also have a selection of LED Downlights which are water proof and suitable for bathrooms.

Focussed lighting – LED lights are energy efficient but also efficient with the light it produces. LEDs can be focussed to light a specific area making it more efficient than traditional lighting options.

Instant lighting – Unlike conventional lighting, LED lights brighten up immediately after switching on and provide a more consistent level of lighting. They can also be switched on or off frequently without affecting the life span of the light.

Low Voltage – LEDs can be lit using low voltage, as well as producing low heat, which means they consume less energy than traditional lighting.

 

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At Lyon Lighting, we offer high quality products at low prices and can guarantee the operation of our goods from a minimum of 12 months up to 25 years. If you find the same product for a lower price elsewhere, let us know and we’ll be happy to beat it.

For the very best products in lighting and electrical call us on 01543 226103

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