Whether you’re at home or in the office, most of us spend several hours per day beneath electric lights. Find out how you can save on your lighting.
If you’re looking for ways to trim down your home energy bills, then here are a couple of easy ideas to get you started.
Upgrade to fluorescent light bulbs
Incandescent bulbs or halogen lights are a lot less efficient. And, don’t worry, if you don’t know one light bulb from another then click here for our full guide to buying light bulbs.
Buy energy efficient lamps
It’s estimated that modern energy efficient lamps use up to 75% less energy than incandescent ones, and they’ll last up to eight times longer. Hard to argue with those numbers.
Turn off lights whenever they’re not in use
This is an easy one. Nothing to buy, nothing to learn, just make sure that whenever you’re not in the room the lights are turned off. And don’t fall for the myth that turning lights on and off is less efficient than leaving them on. When you’re not in the room, turn them off.
Get motion sensors for outside lights
A lot of people already have these and there is a good reason, external lighting is usually not needed all the time, and sensors do a great job of making sure that it’s there whenever it is.
Go to bed early
Needless to say, most of us stay awake deep into the darkness off the night. And the combined energy usage of the lights that are required to keep our homes, streets and businesses lit is a big part of our collective usage. If you want to save a little energy then why not go to bed a little earlier? It might help you save money on morning coffee too.
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So there are a few easy ways to save energy in with your in home lighting. It’s amazing how these little differences can add up to big savings at the end of the year. But don’t stop here, keep reading through our guides to saving energy and money with simple, little things that you can do around your home.