Lighting Up The World With Glow Of Happiness
There’s a reason why Thomas Elva Edison lost his sleep developing an incandescent lamp with high resistance filament, why professional organizations like International Association of Lighting Designers, or IALD and Professional Lighting Designers Association, or PLDA have come into existence, why new national organizations in countries including United States, United Kingdom, Italy, etc keep coming up. And that reason is one, for lighting the world, in way better, cheaper and longer than ever before.
Lighting was an invention which let humans shine when sun had went down for the day. Lighting is what reminds humans that they can move forward and grow even in conditions when it seems impossible. So we have today a range of ways you lighten up your world. Maybe not for the purpose of outreaching human achievements but simply to relish in the beauty of the achievements of our brothers across the continents in the history of time.
Lightings have had a long history from the time of fire alters to LEDs. The amount of money an average person spends on lighting, be it for his home or office, has increased manifolds and it is expected to continue to rise as the innovators bring in technology which beats all previous attempts. Thus, the companies engaged in building related products are developing diversified models in shapes and colors which fulfill everybody’s needs.
Lightings include bulbs, tube lights, lamps and torches. These instruments may be wireless or wired, depending upon the needs of the customer. The design may be based on ballast model to prevent excessive heating or be a fluorescent/halogen/neon powered lamp. But recently the Compact Fluorescent Lamps, also known as CFLs have been used in the greatest number. But the superiority of CFLs is being challenged by the LEDs, or Light Emitting Diodes which emit light based on movement of electrons.
Besides deciding the kind of lighting material you want to use, other equally important things must also be decided upon. The amount of energy consumed by your instrument of lighting should also be kept in mind. A hasty decision to buy anything which consumes a lot of energy will only result in weighing down of your pocket by the rising electricity bill payment. For this purpose, the fixtures and the structure of your building should be noted. Load shedding is another method of reducing energy consumption. Further, the lighting control system has to be chosen based on your requirements, wireless or standard based building control system.
But it should also be remembered that artificial lighting might be step towards technologically advanced human society but it takes its toll on the environment as the cases of light pollution are becoming more and more frequent. Thus, daylight continues to be the most advocated form of lighting for the society but it may not cause a lot of scope of human activity after sun sets. Thus, our most reasonable response is and should be to choose the form of lighting which is optimal based on the sustainable requirements of humans of twenty first century. And the answer for most today is, LEDs. LED may save power up to 75% as compared to earlier forms of lightings.