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Greening Your Wine Cellar Part III: LED Lighting

May 18th, 2011

How’s your week, WCI blog fans?

We hope you enjoyed the first two parts of “Greening Your Wine Cellar”. In Part 1 we tackled eco-friendly wine cellar flooring, and in Part 2 we talked about eco-friendly wood choices!

We thought we’d end this series with the one thing that makes a whole lot of difference once your wine racks, floors and doors and other accessories are completely in place – lighting.

Wine cellar lighting should not be taken lightly (pun intended!) because it has the power to create that desired mood and atmosphere in your wine cellar. Here at WCI, we have great lighting options – LED downlights, Fluorescent Slimlites and LED Display Lighting.

Energy-efficient and Eco-friendly LED Lights

There’s no doubt about it – the eco-conscious’ choice is always LED lighting. And it shouldn’t be a surprise because LED lights are a high efficiency, long lasting light source with incredible visual impact. Why, they have successfully replaced conventional lighting technology in several commercial lighting applications with significant savings in energy costs. Inhabitat wrote about how amazing LED lights are – definitely worth a few minutes of reading time.

Did you know that LED lights provide more flexibility at a lower cost than incandescent with over seven times the life expectancy? In wine cellars, LED lighting is typically used as back-lighting in crown molding, for archways and in high reveal display racking. We love how it can create some very dramatic  lighting effects, which adds to the beauty of a fantastic wine room.

Warm LED lights give you ample light in order to read your wine labels, and does a great job of highlighting the gorgeous areas of your wine collection.  Check out Wine Cellar Innovations’ LED lighting specifications here, and just take a look at these fabulous wine cellar installs that feature LED lights from our Technical Tuesdays:

Residential wine cellar in New Hope, PA

Residential wine cellar in New Hope, PA

Residential wine cellar in Memphis, TN

Residential wine cellar in Memphis, TN

Residential wine cellar in Blue Ash, OH

Residential wine cellar in Blue Ash, OH

There’s more, so just make sure you never miss an episode of Tech Tuesdays! With amazing LED lights, you not only get to do your part in helping the environment – you also create an unforgettable look for your wine cellar for you and guests to enjoy.

In the end, aren’t you glad you’re working with a company that values environmental responsibility? With these green wine cellar options, you make yourself AND Mother Earth happy! Now that’s something that deserves a lovely glass of wine. Cheers!

 

 


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