Things To Know About Lighting
  • Swap out your current incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) for a highly efficient way to reduce your lighting energy costs. A single 13-watt CFL provides the same amount of light as a 60-watt incandescent light bulb and lasts more than 13 times longer. Take your savings a step further by choosing LED lighting and save at least 75% on related energy costs over incandescent bulbs. An additional benefit is that an LED light will last up to six times longer than a CFL Bulb. Check out EnergyEarth's light bulb comparison chart to help you select the light bulbs that best meet your lighting needs.
  • Install a dimmer on frequently used lights that operate with a switch. On average, dimming a light will reduce energy use by 20% and make the light bulb last longer.
  • Wall switches and timers can save you money by simply turning off the lights for you when you forget. By using either a preset timer or a motion sensor, these unobtrusive little gadgets make sure you don't leave the lights on when you don't need them.
  • Highly efficient lighting goes beyond selecting the right light bulb. A wide range of high efficiency indoor and outdoor fixtures and ceiling fan/light combinations are available.
  • Install a motion sensor on your outdoor security lighting. Set it to automatically turn off between 1 and 15 minutes and watch the savings roll in without compromising safety.
  • A variety of outdoor lighting is available in solar powered and other energy-saving models. Not only are these extremely eco-friendly, solar powered lights can be operated at no additional expense after purchase.
  • Use table or floor lamps fitted with CFLs or LEDs when lighting the entire room isn't necessary. This can save you a bundle by cutting individual room lighting costs in half or more.
  • Regularly dust your low energy light bulbs and fittings to ensure you are getting the most light out of each bulb.

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