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Lighting

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Lighting

  1. 1. © PDST Home Economics Lighting
  2. 2. Importance of good lighting  Enough light for activities  Prevent accidents  Ensure good hygiene  Prevent eye strain  Decorative effect
  3. 3. Types of lighting Natural  Enters house through windows, glass doors, skylights, glass block. Artificial  Filament bulbs  Fluorescent bulbs  Compact fluorescent lights CFL’s: last longer and use less electricity.
  4. 4. Artificial light
  5. 5. Lighting safety 1. Buy safe fittings and shades 2. Use correct wattage of bulb for the shade 3. Shade should not be too close to the bulb 4. Plenty of light for dangerous jobs 5. Lighting should not flicker or glare 6. Have dangerous places e.g. stairs well lit. 7. Bathroom lighting should have pull cord switch or switch outside the door
  6. 6. Replacing a bulb  Switch off light  Let old bulb cool before removing if necessary  Fit new bulb of correct wattage  Test light
  7. 7. Replacing a bulb  Switch off light  Let old bulb cool before removing if necessary  Fit new bulb of correct wattage  Test light

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