East Providence Kitchen and Bath Contractor
It doesn’t matter if you live in a home with a modern kitchen that has all the fancy upgrades, or one that just has a single overhead light in the center of the room. If you’re not using the latest generation of energy-efficient bulbs, it’s time for a lighting upgrade.
“Kitchen lighting has made great strides in the past couple of years, not just from a design standpoint but with regards to energy efficiency. So upgrades are definitely worth looking into,” says Joe Rey-Barreau, the education consultant for the American Lighting Association (ALA) and an associate professor at the University of Kentucky’s School of Interior Design. He travels the country tracking trends and one he’s noticed lately is the focus on energy conservation.
“Lighting manufacturers are spending a considerable amount of time, and dedicating a lot of resources to developing fixtures capable of using more energy-efficient light sources than the standard incandescent,” he says, “And it’s no coincidence that this trend is growing in popularity at a time when energy costs are on the rise.”
As recently as two years ago, the only fixtures available for the East Providence kitchen that used the most energy-efficient light sources available today — fluorescents and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) — were not aesthetically pleasing. In today’s marketplace, however, decorative energy-efficient fixtures are available in every product category, whether you’re looking for something traditional, modern or artsy.
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