* LED lighting
In this house, 215 LED bulbs are installed, although the initial investment was relatively high, the use of LED bulbs has been successful, mainly because these lights are quite efficient, small, have a long life, contain no mercury and they allow to have an stunning ambient lighting.
The total LED installed power is 1,305 W which is very slow compared with the approximately 8,600W power that would be necessary if saving lights bulbs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps or CFL) had been installed.These 215 LED bulbs (see details at the end), are distributed in the following way:
a) 111 standard bulbs between 6 and 9 watts
b) 97 reflectors among 1.5, 3, and 5 watts
c) 5 flexible strips of 48 wattsd) 1 Tube of 10 watts
All lights need a voltage of 120V. The standard bulbs have an E26 socket, while the reflectors have the GU10 socket.
For example, in the master bedroom 16 LED are lamps installed with three types of lighting: ambient, task and accent. In these two last the advantage of LED bulbs is that they give off light in a specific direction, they are more efficient when functioning than others bulbs, which waste energy by emitting light in all directions.
These lamps are warm white colored, except 12 reflectors that are different colors (red, green and blue). These reflectors are used in special places like the lighted waterfall that was built.Two years ago it started with most of them being Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) and during this period them all have been changed by LEDlamps. The percentage of damaged LED lamps is much lower than CFL lamps. LED lamps are increasingly better quality and lower price.