Eco-Friendly Home Lighting Washington DC
Temple Hills, MD
Lighting Retail, Lighting Fixtures Retail, Lighting Fixtures Wholesale & Manufacturers, Lighting Fixtures Repair Maintenance & Installation, Electric Equipment & Supplies Wholesale & Manufacturers
6 Days A Week
Chevy Chase, MD
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Sonance, Triad, James Speakers, Revel, Boston Acoustics, Linn, Crestron, AMX, Universal Remotes, Lutron, LiteTouch, CinemaTech, Stewart, Runco, Sony, LG, Pioneer, Samsung, Panasonic, Chief, Omnimount, Middle Atlantic, Denon, Integra, Yamaha
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Alex Beelke, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Cameron Bolling, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Anthony Elhard, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Peter Elliott, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- James Finnerty, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Timothy Hatfield, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- James McWilliams, CEDIA Certified Pr
Chevy Chase, MD
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
All Major Brands
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Craig Llewellyn, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Cristian Rogers, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II
Mount Vernon, VA
Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
SpeakerCraft, Bose, Lutron, NAD, Denon, Wayne-Dalton, DNP, Draper, Marantz, LG, Polk, Panasonic, JVC
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Keith Harmon, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Patrick McNeil, PMP
The best energy-efficient way to light your kitchen is to maximize the amount of natural light coming in. Unless you are building your kitchen from scratch or doing extensive remodeling, you don’t have much control over the size and placement of windows. However, your choice of window treatments can have a significant effect on the natural light element of your kitchen lighting.
Another way to increase the amount of natural light in your kitchen is to install a tubular skylight . These skylights fit in between the rafters and ceiling joists of your home with no structural modification. The natural light is directed through a dome on the roof, down a reflective tube to a diffuser and into your home. There are no ultraviolet rays with a tubular skylight, so there is no fading of furniture or flooring that you would get with a traditional skylight.
Tubular skylights are less expensive than a tradional skylight but share the same restrictions, i.e. they can only be installed on a single-level home or the top story of a multi-level home.
The easiest way to make your kitchen lighting more energy efficient is to replace any incandescent lighting with compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs). These now come in a variety of shapes and sizes, not just the bare spiral or tube styles. You can find more information on CFL bulb styles on the Energy Star website.
Recessed ceiling lights commonly come with incandescent bulbs, so they use more energy, generate more heat, and cost more to operate than CFLs. You can use CFL reflector bulbs instead for your recessed kitchen lighting. Make sure the CFL you use is labeled as suitable for use in enclosed fixtures.
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