Turn off lights whenever you leave a room or don’t need them, even for just a few minutes.
Dust your lamps, shades, light fixtures and bulbs regularly. A cleaner bulb is a brighter bulb. Dusty bulbs give off less light but use the same amount of electricity.
Use reading lamps or other forms of task lighting to concentrate bright light where you need it rather than overhead lights that evenly light the entire room.
Decorate your home with illumination in mind – lighter colours reflect light, so use them in areas that you want to be bright.
Switch from incandescent to LED (light emitting diode) light bulbs. LED light bulbs use 90% less energy and last at least 10 times longer than incandescent light bulbs.
Make your holiday displays smart and fashionable with LED decorative light strings – one 7-watt incandescent bulb uses the same amount of electricity of 140 LED lights.
Replace incandescent night lights with an LED. LED night lights use less than a watt of electricity and last for at least 10 years. LED night lights are cool to the touch, so they are safer for young children than incandescent night lights.
Dimmer switches are not just a great way to set the mood, they’re also a great way to save energy.
Consider installing automatic lighting controls in your home, such as timers or motion sensors. Motion sensors turn on lights when you need them and off when you don’t.
Are your outdoor lights on all the time? Timers, photocells and motion detectors that turn lights on and off automatically can generate huge energy savings.
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