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Energy Saving Tips

No Cost / Low Cost

  • 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

Save Even More

  • 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