lighting guide


What light to choose?

LED: this is a light emitting diode. It’s both very durable and very sober (90% energy savings relative to a classical incandescent light).It comes on instantaneously and is very tolerant of being turned on and off. The ones included in the Sanijura offer are white LED lights, with “daylight” lighting associated with an opaque diffuser. Lifespan: 100,000 hours
LED lights are not recyclable, and must be disposed of together with electronic waste.

Halogen: Halogen lights provide a white light that’s good for colours, but with considerable heat. Much effort has been made, and halogen lights can be found in energy class B. Lifespan: 2000 to 4000 hours. They aren’t recyclable, but do not contain mercury and can be included in household waste.

Compact fluorescent. Low energy or “low consumption” fluorescent lamp. They generate 80% light for 20% heat. Long criticized for poor light distribution and slow illumination, compact fluorescent lights have come a long way, and now offer “daylight” lighting. Lifespan: 8000 to 10,000 hours. They must not be included with ordinary garbage and must not be broken, as they contain a small quantity of mercury; they are 93% recyclable. Eco-contribution: €0.12 (net of tax) surcharge per light for products that include fluorescent lighting, pursuant to decree DEEE2005.829 and article L.541.10.02 of the Environment code for recycling.

Halogen: Halogen lights provide a white light that’s good for colours, but with considerable heat. Much effort has been made, and halogen lights can be found in energy class B. Lifespan: 2000 to 4000 hours. They aren’t recyclable, but do not contain mercury and can be included in household waste.

Compact fluorescent. Low energy or “low consumption” fluorescent lamp. They generate 80% light for 20% heat. Long criticized for poor light distribution and slow illumination, compact fluorescent lights have come a long way, and now offer “daylight” lighting. Lifespan: 8000 to 10,000 hours. They must not be included with ordinary garbage and must not be broken, as they contain a small quantity of mercury; they are 93% recyclable. Eco-contribution: €0.12 (net of tax) surcharge per light for products that include fluorescent lighting, pursuant to decree DEEE2005.829 and article L.541.10.02 of the Environment code for recycling.