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Energy is one such key factor, depending upon which the life of every single individual relies upon. Whether it is a kitchen, a bathroom or an outside area, office premises or shopping arcades; energy is required everywhere. Especially, when we talk about lights then this is one such mode of natural energy without which no individual can survive. But these days, with increasing consumption of light, there have been a rising number of concerns about energy consumption. Aiming to conserve energy for the coming time, people today tries to put in a lot of effort for doing so. There is a very minor difference between electricity consumption and its misuse. Misuse of light or any other source of energy can surely bring a disaster to life. Therefore, lights should be switched off when not in use. Moreover, they should be used in such an efficient manner that they consume minimum energy. If correct fixtures and bulbs are used then a lot of energy could be saved. Similarly, let's have a look at some more precautions following which energy consumption could be minimized:1. CFLs and LEDs consume 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs, therefore these should be used wherever possible.2. There exist specially designed compact fluorescent fixtures which make bulbs work longer. So installing them is a good idea.3. Photo sensors, motion sensors and security lighting options when fixed with incandescent flood lights; they allow the bulbs to be lighted only when they are required. For example, in day time, the photo sensors automatically turn off the lights. Similarly, motion sensors activate security lighting only when there is a need for them. 4. Use outdoor light fixtures that have deflectors, reflectors and covers. These efficiently use the light sources and reduce light pollution also.5. Fluorescent lights, HID or low-pressure sodium lights consume less energy.6. In case of decorative lightening, timers and other controls should be used, as this way the auto functioning of these lights tends to switch them on and off automatically when required.Now let's see the nature of heat, light produces and its impact over life. Every source of light produces heat and the nature of this heat totally depends upon the color temperature of the light. Bulbs omitting yellow and red colored lights, generally exhibits warm nature of energy. Similarly, the ones in blue-green exhibits cool effect of energy. So in a nut shell, the darker the color of light is the cooler effect it produces and the lighter the color is the warmer effect it offers. This is the reason why today most of the people prefer darker colored lights as these produces cool lighting effects and thus offers a higher contrast. This combination is considered as best for visual tasks.On the other hand, people looking for light effects that are more flattering to skin tones and clothing, prefer installing warm lights in houses and offices. Actually, the appearance of physical colors totally depends upon the illumination effects of a light source. And this is the reason that other than color temperature, the quality of lighting infrastructure also plays an important role. http://goarticles.com/article/Save-Energy-save-Future/5505860/
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