Efficient Lighting - Incandescent vs CFL vs LED

A typical household may spend 5-10 % energy into lighting. The ratio may get significantly lower during the summer months when the air-conditioning takes a major share of the energy consumption. It is important to know as well that more is the lighting load during air-conditioning; the more would be the air-conditioning load. There are many efficient lighting options available such as CFL / LED etc. Let us look a simple view of what efficient lighting means.

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Energy Consumption and Star Rating for an Appliance

The air-conditioners are big energy guzzlers. Energy star rating is expected to help improve the energy efficiency of these air-conditioners. How does a consumer evaluate the benefit of higher energy star rating?

 

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