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Energy Saving Light Bulbs Help Lower Bills

Le 2 August 2017, 09:49 dans Humeurs 0

Energy saving light bulbs in the forms on CFLs and LED bulbs have been around for quite sometime. They are devised in such a manner that they will produce an equal amount of brightness with a much lower power consumption.

CFL or compact fluorescent lamps are the most popular in this category and they have been the point of focus (pardon the pun) of many a green campaign. The main objective is to get people to use these 7-11w bulbs instead of standard 20w-25w bulbs or higher. These bulbs are perfectly capable of producing the same amount of bright light while also bringing the electricity bill down.

The usual myth about these bulbs is that they are not as bright as the ordinary incandescent bulbs and that is absolutely not true. These bulbs are perfectly capable of being the direct replacements of all the standard light fittings around the household. The CFL bulbs come in various shapes and sizes and also have varied wattage to produce lights varying in their brightness. The usual power consumption difference between an incandescent bulb and an energy saving one is usually between 50%-70% or more. This is in favor of the energy saving bulbs of course.

There are bulbs available for standard shapes and fits that are perfect for chandelier fittings and hence will not look odd or out of place. This is very useful those who have an elaborate lighting setting already in place, like shops and display units. Another problem so far has been using these bulbs with standard dimmer switches and it used to be impossible to do until recently. There are new bulbs available that are okay to be used with standard dimmer switches and they will not strobe or flicker. Upon testing, many of these bulbs revealed that they turn off after the 30% mark but up to that mark they can be dimmed smoothly without a problem. There are some specialized bulbs that carry a manufacturer's promise for being able to handle being dimmed up to 10% and back up.

Hence, most of the common domestic uses are covered using these bulbs. Now, the usual 50W halogen spotlight can also be replaced with a specially made 11w bulb that produces the same strong spotlight with about 1/5th the power consumed. The only difference is that the halogen bulbs create a warmer, more yellowish color while the energy saving light bulb creates a more whitish light.

Another category of energy saving lights uses LEDs or Light Emitting Diodes. These are very different from every other bulb and more electronic than electrical. They have recently come to the domestic and commercial lighting scenario and are being loved for their low cost, longevity and above all extremely low power consumption. They brightness belies the tiny amount of power that they use. This is why they are more popular in the emergency and portable lighting category. So you can find them in 3 color torches, emergency lights, etc. 

Now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas is around us

Le 27 July 2017, 04:09 dans Humeurs 0

Now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas is around us, this may be a good time to sit back, relax, and contemplate what would be the best gift that we could give this Christmas.

We are often told that wisdom is passed down through the ages, so I would like to take you on a little journey back to the time of the Magi and see what truths we can glean from their wanderings.

Follow me, if you will to the Book of Matthew, Chapter 2, verses 1-12. (I will place the text here so that you can refer to it as needed: Taken from the King James Version)

NOW when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east toJerusalem, 2. Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. 3. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalemlace with him. 4. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. 5. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, 6. And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Judea, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. 7. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. 8. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. 9. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. 10. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down and worshipped him and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 12. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

What are some lessons that can be gleaned from the previous passage: Well, to start, we notice that it was the light which drew the Magi to Christ.

The Bible tells us in Mt.5:14-16 that Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

This is exactly what happened with the Magi; They saw the light and it was that light which drew them to Christ. Is your light shining brightly? Are others being drawn to Christ through you?

It was this light, which caused them to search:

The Wise men could have stayed where they were, but they knew that they would find God ONLY IF they followed the light.

God Promises us in Jeremiah 29:13,14a And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. 14. And I will be found of you, saith the Lord:...

And what did they do when they found Him? They Worshipped Him! The word worship, comes from the Greek word PROSKOONEH'O. It means: To Adore- To Fall Down Before God in Awe.

An Example of this type of worship can be found in Revelation 4:10-11 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 11. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Worship is not just saying, "I Love you Lord" with your mouth, but with your whole being. Ezekiel 33:31 tells us ...With their mouths they show much love but their heart goeth after their covetousness.

Many at Christmas say "I Love You Lord" but in their heart they are more concerned with what to buy so and so. At Christmas We Can Get More Caught Up With Christmas Presents Rather Than His Presence!

We must be careful not to get caught up with the tradition of Christmas and forget to truly worship Him of whom Christmas is all about.

And Lastly: They opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. These were COSTLY gifts! We think nothing of spending money for an extra special gift for someone we love. We will diligently seek for just that perfect gift.


He is the one who loves you so much, He was willing to die for You. John 15:13 says, Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends

Now Please take note: I am not saying that Christ Expects you to kill yourselves for Him! What he does want is your life, but in the sense of a life that is dedicated to Him. It is a matter of giving up your way of thinking and doing things and taking on His ways, by learning of Him and acting the way He would have you to act.

While we think of our families and the gifts we will give them, let us not forget about Christ and what gift is the most fitting for Him.

Matthew 10:37-39 tells us, Any one who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me, and anyone who does not take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.


Let us give our lives to Christ this Christmas and live our lives all year through in fellowship with Him.


Why are people afraid of the light?

Le 21 July 2017, 04:59 dans Humeurs 0

Since long before Plato light has symbolized truth--facing the reality of our situation in relation to God, to others, and to self. It fills us with confusion and brings us despair.

Despite all these fears, people still come into the LED Glass Tube light because of what they fear even more: the darkness. Some fear they are being deceived. The first emotion that hit my brain was the panic of helplessness.

If you are a Christian, you can say with the psalmist, ?The LORD is my light and my salvation--whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life--of whom shall I be afraid? (Ps. If we appreciate the light, we won't be afraid of it. I've been in the middle of a large office building when the power went out.

Plato once said, ?It is easy to forgive a small child afraid of the dark, but not a full-grown man afraid of the light. Darkness makes us stumble, fall, and get hurt. I know what I'm talking about.

Why are people afraid of the light?

Some love evil and hate goodness. 27:1)

Love and seek the truth, about God, about others, and about yourself. Even a little light is better than a deep and LED High Bay Light profound darkness.

Some know learning the truth will make great demands on their time, money, and energy. Just like it dispels the shadows, it quickly chases away all of our fears. Some just hate change.

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