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“Led”, the lighting of the future (2)

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And now, with no further delay, let´s answer the big qulucesestion: how do we buy a Led light bulb without die trying.

When it comes to purchase a new bulb, the first thing we learn is that its base sort is the most important to know. We are talking about a the piece of steel, bronze or plastic all the light bulbs have. The problem comes when we do a quick search on the Internet and we realise that there are probably too many types and trying to buy a bulb could intimidate us. To make it easier, we can tell you that the E27 base is the most common medium size for light bulbs in Europe, fallowed by the E14, used especially for small candle or drop bulbs, and the MR and GU10 used for dichroic lights. We have to look for a G24 for our spotlights and a G9 or G4 will come in hand if we have chandeliers or built-in lights. Finally know that the G13 base is for led tubes.

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Despite all this information it is normal to make mistakes and we could buy the wrong bulb. The suppliers have already anticipated this and have invented adapters to iron out our mistakes or to help us when it comes to change an old light bulb with different features than the ones we prefer.

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To know the colour of a light we have to pay attention to the kelvin degrees. Normal Leds emit a natural light with a range of colours, from cool white or blue to reddish, all them achieved from the white.

Sin títuloThe number of lumen will indicate us the intensity of the light; the watts will let us know the amount of energy it consumes; and the angle will tell if the bulb is able to illuminate large spaces or just to focus on something special.

comparativo-lumenesMost brands supply bulbs with 70 lumen per watt, so if we need to replace a 60w incandescent light we can buy a Led one with only 12w, which will allow us to save 48w.

images (1)It is also in favour of the Led lighting the fact that we can adjust the intensity and the amount of light according to our preferences, using dimmable Leds, and as another plus that the Led lights are not just white or variations of this colour; we can also find other colours from the RGB chart if we have any special preference.

And if, even after reading all this, you don´t feel ready to unscrew the incandescent light bulbs from your house, at Reformas Vistahermosa we will be more than happy to do it for you. Purchases over 120€ in Led bulbs have free fixing. No more burns and no more tendinitis: bet on the Led lighting, the new type of bulbs, more efficient, long-lasting, ecological and natural.

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“Led”, the lighting of the future

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In times like this, due to the economic crisis, more and more people think about how could we save more at home. There are plenty advices on the Internet about this issue, in fact, we are planning ourselves to talk about it, in detail, in the near future.

We would like to talk today about the world of the Led lighting and about how did that little red light from our remote control has become a bulb capable to illuminate an entire room itself.

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In the beginning, the use of the Leds was limited to the home appliances and remote controls, but with the invention of the blue and white Leds, an entire world of light bulbs arrived to bring us new models with so many different features and colour schemes that trying to buy one can be a bit confusing. We are trying to shed some light on this issue and to give some important information, so you won´t have to carry in your pocket a bulb as a model, whenever you want to buy a new one.bombilla-led-4w-2200k-fibra-filamento-bombillas-decorativas-2

The initial investment, if our idea is to replace all the old incandescent bulbs at home for the new Led ones, may seem too big, due to the price of those. But we can consider it the best investment because of the small amount of energy they use. The Led lighting saves up to 90% more energy than the incandescent ones, and up to 25% more than the energy-efficient ones.

But, is this all we will get? No. Apart of saving energy at home, this lights have many other advantages.

- Their cost may be high, but they promise to last between 10 and 25 years, and they only generate a 2% heat comparing to the old ones so, in 20 years, when most of us will be old and we will finally have to unscrew them we won´t remember how is to get burnt with a bulb.

- They reach 100% of their efficiency from the moment you switch the power on, avoiding unnecessary delays. They don´t contaminate and we can recycle them because the factories don´t use toxic elements to produce them.aigostar

- This new lamps, that don´t need a special maintenance, are resistant to vibrations and shocks, and capable of recreating high fidelity colours very close to the natural light.

- The Led light is directional so it avoids light pollution. There is a perfect Led bulb if we want to illuminate a whole room and another perfect one if we just want to focus on something in particular, like a piece of art, or a special corner of our house,like a reading area could be.

We can say that we know now what the Led lights are but, how do we know which one are the right ones for our house? If you want to figure it out, we invite you to read our next post.

Bath tubs, shower screens and shower trays

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Changing the bathtub for a shower tray is one of the most demanded services lately but at the same time, is one of the renovations the frighten us the most.

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We assume it would be difficult to perform, but the truth is that the job will only take between 24 and 48 hours. We also suppose we may find ourselves one day thinking about taking a hot and relaxing bath surrounded by foam, but if we think clearly, how many times have we had that dreamt bath this year when a shower after a hard day at work can be even more relaxing and immediate.

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Here, at Reformas Vistahermosa, we want to show you the benefits of changing the old tub for a modern shower that will save you money on the water bill and that promises to be environment friendly.

- In comparison to a large bathtub, the shower, even one of the same size, will give us the sensation of having a bigger bathroom. And if the available space for the shower is a small one, the huge range of models gives us the freedom to play with the sizes that convince us the most.doccia-ardesia

- Filling up the bathtub, apart of having to wait for it to fill, means for us using an average quantity of 200 litres of water while the shower would only use about 50 to 100 litres. If we estimate the cost of this, it doesn´t seem to be too much, but we would also have to estimate the cost on the electrical bill and how much it damages the environment.

- The materials our suppliers work with, besides of being visually attractive, are safe; our shower trays are made with anti-slip materials and our shower screens are made of security glass.

1- In case we may have a disabled person living with us, replacing the bath tub may be the best option for their confort and security. The new shower trays and screens can be equipped with anti-slip support bars allowing them to have a greater degree of independence and autonomy.

Another one of the advantages of the shower will be the low maintenance it needs, since the materials they use, the space they occupy and their structure are easy to clean.

And finally, we could not forget such an important aspect as the design. Our showers are made with modern materials and have stylish lines that promise to change the whole appearance of your bathroom.   

So, what about you? Have you decided yet?

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