ENERGY WISE LIGHTING. We’ve got lots of smart ideas about conserving energy, improving the efficiency of electrical energy use in the home, and protecting the environment – all of which add up to saving you money over the long run.
Energy Efficiency with Lighting
Saving lighting energy requires either reducing electricity consumed by the light bulbs and light fixtures or reducing the length of time that the lights are on. This can be accomplished by:
- Reducing the amount of time that lights are on can be facilitated by using dimmers, timers and other lighting controls, and educating family members to turn off unneeded lights.
- Lowering wattage involves replacing bulbs or entire fixtures with bulbs and fixtures that provide the same amount, or greater amounts of light, but with reduced electricity usage. Today, this can be accomplished most easily by replacing inefficient incandescent bulbs with incandescent/halogen bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs or LED’s, all of which will provide higher lumens per watt of electrical consumption.