Ways to Save

Lighting accounts for about 10% of the average household’s energy budget and is perhaps the best place to get started when making the effort to save electricity and money.

Light Bulbs

If you’re still using traditional incandescent bulbs, you can save simply by buying an LED bulb. Traditional incandescent bulbs waste a lot of energy to produce light. Newer, energy-efficient LED bulbs use up to 80% less energy while still providing the same amount of illumination, and they last a lot longer.

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Light Controls

These offer convenience and help you save money by controlling the amount of wattage or reducing the time lights are on but not being used.

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Use loose-weave window curtains and decorate with lighter colors that reflect daylight.

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Turn Your Lights Off

Take advantage of natural daylight and turn your lights off when they’re not being used.

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