At Lightco, we encourage our customers to be energy-efficient to the best of their ability. This means making the necessary changes, both big and small, to do your part for the environment.
How to Save Energy Through Your Lighting
While reducing your carbon footprint, you are also saving yourself money in the process. We are sharing 5 energy-saving lighting tips that you can use to make your home more energy-efficient. Keep reading the blog as we reveal 5 tips for easily making your home more energy-efficient.
Energy-Saving Lighting Tip #1: Turn Off the Lights You Aren’t Using
This is the easiest and most effective way to save energy in your home, yet it seems to be the method most overlooked. Simply turning off the light when you are not in the room saves a tremendous amount of electricity a year. Ignore the myth that you use extra electricity every time you turn the switch- turning off lights saves electricity!
Energy-Saving Lighting Tip #2: Use LED Lights
LED lights are one of the simplest ways to save electricity in your home. LED light bulbs last much longer than ordinary lightbulbs and offer a quality glow to your interior and exterior areas. Whilst they are more expensive than ordinary bulbs, their lifespan balances it out. These lightbulbs are up to 80% more energy-efficient than ordinary bulbs.
Energy-Saving Lighting Tip #3: Use Motion Sensor Lights Indoors
Many people think that motion sensors are just for exterior lights- this is a myth. If you are an individual who desperately wants to be more energy-efficient but just can’t remember to turn off the lights when you leave the room, then motion sensors are for you. These lights function on movement, so if you are not in the room, they turn themselves off. This investment is more cost-effective than you think and won’t break the bank to install.
Energy-Saving Lighting Tip #4: Get a Skylight Installed
If you are willing to put in a little work towards being more energy-efficient then consider installing a skylight. These glass panels installed into your roof will let in extensive natural lighting, which will minimize your electricity use, even on cloudy days. Also, remember to keep your curtains open to maximize the natural light entering your home.
Energy-Saving Lighting Tip #5: Use the Lowest Wattage for Commonly Used Lights
Observe the lights in your home that are on the most. These are probably your living room, kitchen and outside lighting that remains on throughout the night. Switch from an 80-watt lightbulb to a 15-watt lightbulb to be more energy-efficient and save money.
Let Lightco Help You Make the Changes Today
If you are ready to do your part for the environment and your pocket, make the necessary changes to your home today. Contact Lightco with any lighting questions or queries or let us help you make the changes to your home. Remember, small changes today make a big change in the future.
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