I am a big fan of LED lights. They have proven to be a very big help in lowering our electric bills at home. Sure, they are priced higher than the regular bulbs, but the long-term savings are worth it!
maximize energy efficiency by using LED lights according to their purpose
About a year or more ago, my husband and I started to slowly replace the lights around our house. I say slowly because we'd buy just one or two bulbs at a time when we do our grocery shopping if we can fit them in the budget. You see, we have lights that are kept on the whole night and used to cost us a lot in terms of electricity.
Nowadays, we worry less about lighting consumption because we know we won't have to pay as much as before thanks to our LED bulbs. Plus, we are assured that they will last for years!
not all bright lights consume high electricity
Jam Chan, Marketing Director of Orbik LED light bulbs, shares that they like to consider themselves light experts "because we want to educate consumers about LED light bulb use. We have a full range of LED bulbs and other lights that assure energy efficiency. Unlike other brands, we don’t focus on the price of the product, but on what kind of light functions should be needed."
Lighting definitely plays an important aspect in any interior space and it’s amazing what the right tone and brightness can bring to a room. However, people usually focus on furniture, carpentry, and walls when they're decorating with lights almost coming as an afterthought.
In the past, traditional lighting simply dictates that you need a central light fixture in the room to illuminate everything. But, if you're aiming for a more sophisticated look, positioning lamps in certain areas can highlight key focal points such as a painting or an accent piece of furniture.
What many people also need to learn is that each room in our homes have different lighting requirements depending on style and purpose, which can make or break the rooms' functional and aesthetic interior design. For instance, some people unknowingly use high wattage bulbs on very small rooms or vice versa.
choose your lighting well to maximize efficiency
Architect Conrad Onglao explains that lighting serves different purposes: accent lighting to highlight artwork, indirect lighting to create mood, or task lighting on desks or above kitchen counters where clear light is necessary so that function and design complement one another.
According to him, while there is no blanket lighting solution for all spaces, he recommends that a bedroom should have soft and warm lighting while an office space must have bright white lighting to keep one alert. It's good to know that most Orbik bulbs have both warm white (yellowish feature) and daylight (crisp white color) options. Plus, many of them are very affordable!
did you know? LED bulbs are always cool to the touch!
Too, we must remember that buying low quality bulbs can be a hassle if you keep changing them when they stop working after just a short time. "This is where LED makes a difference," points out Chan. LED is very energy-efficient, has low environmental impact, and is very cost-effective because it can last over three times longer than old bulbs. Thus, switching to LED means we save money, effort, and the environment. That's a win-win situation I personally like!
Founded in 2007 by renowned trading company Rockford Marketing Corporation (RMC), Orbik was created as a direct response to the local need for accessibility to quality lighting that is efficient and reliable. RMC has over 40 years of experience in lighting, having been established in 1971, and decided that they were ready to offer the Philippines high quality illumination solutions that address specific needs and work to the highest efficiency. As local experts with international background in lighting, Orbik is the go-to local lighting expert in the country.
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Find Orbik at the following locations:
722 Moriones St. cor. Juan Luna, Tondo, Manila, Manila, Metro Manila Philippines 1013,
Tel. 245.3133 or 0939.8172133,
MC Fort BGC Home Depot, 32nd street, Cor. Bonifacio Blvd., Global City, BGC Taguig City,
Tel: 812.6217 or 815.6218
156 EDSA, Bgy Soccoro, Cubao, Quezon City
Phone: (02) 913.1072
Fax: (02) 913.1975
RMC Bldg., A.C. Cortes Ave. Cambaro, Mandaue City, Cebu 6014, Tel: 032.3451378 or 032.3454051,
RMC Bldg., Cabaguio St., Cor. Lakatan St., Davao City Davao Del Sur 8000,