Do you sometimes forget to switch off the lights? According to the US Department of Energy, lighting accounts for about 22% of the electricity used in the United States. That's about $55 billion worth of electricity each year. Timers can significantly reduce lighting energy consumption in your home or business. Install a timer on your most easily forgotten lights and watch the savings roll in. These little unobtrusive gadgets put an end to wasted energy worries by turning off the lights for you. Each type of timer has a different level programmability, putting the control in your hands.
Installing timers on CFLs set to stay on for 15 minutes or more provides a good balance of light life expectancy and energy savings. However, rooms that are occupied for shorter periods of time (bathrooms, closets, garages, etc.) should be fitted with LEDs with light timers for maximum savings. Although energy savings depend on the size of the area, use and type of light bulb, the average overall reduction can range from 10% up to 45% or more. With savings like that, what are you waiting for?
Choose the timers that are right for your individual needs and let them do the work. Many timers can be set on a 5-day week with individual settings for Saturday and Sunday, other can be programmed with individual settings for each day of the week.
From the simple to the advanced, there are a wide range of timers available in these basic categories: