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Lighting accounts for 3% of yearly energy use for a typical household in your area.
Why? Increase the amount of natural light that enters your home to reduce your need for artificial lighting. Using shutters, horizontal blinds, and skylights, you...
Save up to $10 per year
17 people do this
Why? Though you're rarely awake to see them, outdoor lamps left on all night can consume more electricity than most of your other light fixtures. However, motion...
Save up to $25 per year
Why? Overhead bulbs can brighten a space, but often use more light than you really need. Using a kitchen counter light while preparing dinner, or a small lamp to...
Save up to $20 per year
9 people do this
Why? It's hard to remember to turn off lights and other devices when they're not in use. Timers and occupancy sensors work automatically so you can see maximum...
5 people do this
Why? A standard light switch gives you two lighting options — full brightness or none at all. Dimmers give you more control over the level of light in a room,...
Save up to $15 per year
Why? Holiday lights can add charm to your home, but they also increase your electricity bill. If you are in the market for new holiday lights, purchase...
Why? ENERGY STAR® certified compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) offer an easy and affordable way to save energy and...
Save up to $45 per year
Why? Light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs save electricity by using 75-80% less energy to produce the same amount of light as conventional incandescent bulbs....
Save up to $130 over bulb life
6 people do this
Why? An average home's incandescent lighting bill accounts for close to 4% of electricity costs. Turning lights off when you're not in the room is a simple way for...
35 people do this
It's important for safety to keep doors and walkways well lit, and a brightened outdoor space may be a peaceful getaway spot or add aesthetic...