How A Light Bulb Works and Other Interesting Tidbits

Written by Antigone Arthur

How A Light Bulb Works and Other Interesting Tidbits

Light Bulb Science

Ever wonder how a light bulb works? I mean it seems easy, you flick a switch and "bam" there is light! While not much more complicated than that, there is a little science involved.

To understand how a light works you need to understand certain terms including voltage, watt and amperage. The energy a light bulb produces is calledrepparttar voltage ofrepparttar 145420 light bulb. Amperage isrepparttar 145421 energy a bulb uses to produce light. Watts isrepparttar 145422 electrical flow or energy produced by a light bulb. This tells you how much electrical energy flows through your light bulb within any given second.

In simple terms voltage refers to how strongrepparttar 145423 force of electricity is that flows through a bulb. Current tells you how fast electricity flows and resistance tells you how much space a current has to pass through. All of these factors impact your light bulbs performance.

When you flip a light switch, a current of electricity passes through your light bulb. The filament inrepparttar 145424 light bulb then heats up, eventually producing a glow orrepparttar 145425 "light" we are used to seeing. Believe it or not, most light bulbs are more adept at producing heat than they are at producing light. Traditional incandescent bulbs waste far more energy than other sources of light simply because a light bulb produces so much heat. That is of course unless you use your light bulbs to heat a room!

Now, most people go for cheap light bulbs. Why not? Cheap incandescent bulbs produce a sufficient amount of light and come in various shapes and styles.

You may find however, with a little experimentation your needs are best met with another bulb.

Let's look at some lighting preferences to decide what bulb may work best for you.

High Quality Light

If you want lots of high quality, natural looking light surrounding you there is no doubt about it... full spectrum light bulbs arerepparttar 145426 best choice for you. Full spectrum light bulbs provide bright lighting. The "white light" or natural light they produce is equal in intensity to outdoor daylight. Full spectrum bulbs are a good choice for anyone looking for a pick-me-up. These bulbs provide a full array ofrepparttar 145427 ultraviolet spectrum.

A Beginner's Guide to Buying House Plans

Written by Antigone Arthur

A Beginner's Guide to Buying House Plans

Learn How to Select a House Plan That Will Result in The Home of Your Dreams

Building a home for most people is one ofrepparttar most adventurous and time consuming projects a family can invest in during a lifetime. Because of that, it is important that care be taken when buying, selecting and implementing a house plan.

Before buying a house plan, you should first ensure you know what you are getting into.

Home Plans: A Beginner's Guide

So what are house plans? House plans easily defined arerepparttar 145419 blueprints for a home that hasn’t been constructed yet.

Some home plans are very detailed and concise, whereas others meet onlyrepparttar 145420 bare minimum requirements for a house plan. One ofrepparttar 145421 more common forms of house plans are stock home plans, which are very detailed blueprints that contain everything a person would need to build a home from scratch.

Stock home plans arerepparttar 145422 same as custom blueprints, but less expensive. One ofrepparttar 145423 benefits of buying house plans online in fact isrepparttar 145424 relative costs savings realized with such a purchase. Most home plans offered online are fashioned after homes that have been built before, yet are also unique house plans because you haverepparttar 145425 ability to customize them in any way you see fit.

How does buying house plans online save you money? If you had to hire a licensed architect or home designer to come out to your plot, examine it and create a custom blueprint from scratch, you’ll be charged up to thousands of dollars more than if you search for stock home plans such as those offered online.

Searching for house plans has never been easier thanks torepparttar 145426 advent ofrepparttar 145427 internet. Even better, becauserepparttar 145428 world wide web allows so many different designers to contribute their blueprints, you can rest assured you will find unique house plans ever where you turn. Your house will be different from your neighbors, unlessrepparttar 145429 two of you get together and purposefully plan on buildingrepparttar 145430 same house.

Benefits of Buying House Plans Online

What are some ofrepparttar 145431 other benefits of buying house plans online?

  • Style -- You get to chooserepparttar 145432 style of your home from a selection of thousands of different unique designs
  • Size -- You can modifyrepparttar 145433 size and select a plan that meets your unique requirements
  • Amenities -- When buying online, you can pick and choose amenities from literally thousands of different choices. You never have to ‘settle’ for something when shopping online.
  • Specificity -- You even haverepparttar 145434 ability to specify your requirements online!
  • Selection -- Fromrepparttar 145435 comfort of your home, you can sort through our database of house plans until you findrepparttar 145436 one that perfectly matches your unique needs. No need to meet with hundreds of different architects or designers to negotiate price, and no need to tear your hair out trying to findrepparttar 145437 house plans that best suit your needs.

You also haverepparttar 145438 ability to change a home plan that almost, but does not quite meet your needs. If you need to make a few changes, no problem.

Findingrepparttar 145439 Perfect House Plan

How do you findrepparttar 145440 perfect house plan forrepparttar 145441 home of your dreams? Findingrepparttar 145442 right house plan requires a little planning. There are several things you should take into consideration when looking at unique house plans such as:

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