Seeker's Survival Prep
The Basics
Lighting


I want to touch base on another issue that applies to both survival homestead and to your regular domicile, namely lighting; with the plethora of LED lighting systems currently available, switching your home over to LED bulbs is very cost effective (you can buy 2-60w bulbs at Lowe's for 3 bucks) generally have a lifespan of 9 years, and reduce power consumption by at least 75%; 10 sixty watt equivalent LED bulbs use the same amount of electricity as one 90 watt incandescent bulb and generally have a softer, brighter light; it will make a noticeable difference on your electric bill.

Also consider that there is a wide range of 12V lighting and appliances available also; most of these have been primarily geared to the marine and Recreational arenas such as cabin cruisers, houseboats, travel trailers, and motor homes; dual fuel refrigerators that run off either propane or 12V electricity are readily available; with the introduction of LED systems the energy use has been greatly reduced, extending the run time on your storage batteries, and work quite well with solar panels; one added benefit is that the LED bulbs do not emit heat like the incandescent bulbs which will help when running the A/C, or make a noticeable difference if you don't have A/c. Most any kitchen appliance such as coffee pots, blenders, mixers, all are available as 12V systems.

I have a 12x24 workshop that I light with 2-4 foot  LED shop lights, they combined draw 70 watts of electricity, and it is bright enough in there to perform surgery; four normal 4 bulb 4 foot fluorescent light fixtures would not provide as much light at 8 times the cost in electricity.






FAIR USE NOTICE: This page contains copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. The Seeker distributes this material without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. We believe this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in 17 U.S.C 107. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
~ MENU ~

 


Webpages  2001-2016
Blue Knight Productions