Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Top Ten Technologies for Dallas Home Remodel: 5- compact fluorescent lighting


We are running a series of posts about 10 of the best technologies available for your Dallas remodeling projects. These technologies are selected by PATHSelected technologies have notable strengths in one or more of the following areas: quality and durability; energy efficiency; environmental performance; safety and disaster mitigation; and affordability. 
5. Compact Fluorescent Lighting
We are living in a new era when it comes to lighting our homes. No longer is it enough for fixtures to be beautiful and illuminate our spaces. Now, we also expect them to use energy as efficiently as possible to help conserve the limited supply of available energy. In some areas of the country, energy efficient lighting is now required in new and remodeled homes.
Compact fluorescent lamps are simply miniature versions of full-size fluorescent lights. They use an arc discharge through a phosphor-lined tube instead of heating a resistance filament which is used in incandescent light bulbs. A CFL consists of a lamp, lamp holder, and ballast. The ballast provides the electrical control to strike and maintain the arc. Historically, fluorescent lighting’s bluish hue has turned people away from using the energy-efficient lighting in living spaces. However, the warm tones of newer compact fluorescent lighting make it almost indistinguishable from incandescent lighting. 

If you need a trusted contractor, contact Unique Properties for your Dallas kitchen remodel or other building or remodeling project in the greater Dallas area. We can be counted on to deliver quality workmanship, with professional customer service, on time, and on budget. 

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