International Day of Light: Everything you need to know
Every May 16 the International Day of Light is celebrated, a day decreed by UNESCO and whose objective is to know the importance of the advances and contributions of light for the development of life.
On the occasion of the celebration of this day, we tell you several curiosities about the light that you may not know. In addition, we provide you with some tips so that you can save in your day to day life and the bill does not skyrocket. Light is a good, it helps to develop human life to the point that some diseases that we can develop are born because of the lack of light and the Sun is the main source of light in life.
Do you know how long it takes for light to reach the earth’s surface? About 8 minutes and 19 seconds from the Sun , but despite this, some countries still do not have access to an electricity supply. According to the Energy Progress Report released by the International Energy Agency (IOE), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), there are more than 780 million people living without electricity in the world. Most of these people live in Africa or South America, since countries like Mali, Kenya, Ecuador, Ethiopia, etc. lack access to supply.
In turn, electricity is one of the great expenses that there is in a house, but there are also tricks to save:
-Use Led bulbs. They are a great alternative and the most ecological. They consume 30% less than fluorescent ones and 80% less than incandescent ones.
– Use a surplus compensation plan and pay only for the hours of light you consume. At KW Solutions we offer one with the following rate:
Compensation for excess energy (only for this mode): 0.051
-Optimize your appliances: They consume large amounts of electricity, but you can regulate their use and optimize them. How?
1. Regulate the temperature of the freezer and fridge correctly.
2. Do not open the freezer many times in the same day.
3. Heat only what you need.
4. Use small containers to cook and cover.
5. Take advantage of the residual heat of the ceramic hob.
6. Do not preheat the oven if it is not necessary.
7. To reheat food: better microwave.
8. Dry the clothes in natural light
9. Use the dishwasher or washing machine when they are fully loaded .