Saving More Money with your Light Bulbs

Lighting. When’s the last time you thought about it? For many homeowners, lighting is something taken for granted. If it works, it works. If it doesn’t, it’s a simple matter of unscrewing the light bulb and replacing it with a new one.

However, did you know that your lighting system can easily account for more than 10 percent of your home’s total energy consumption? In the office setting, this number only gets higher.

Fortunately, there are several ways to reduce your lighting costs, ranging from using more sunlight, to switching to light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs.

Below are more ideas you can get started with right away. 

Switch Off your Lights! It’s as simple as pie: switch on your lights when you need light, switch them off when you don’t. Although you’ll hear warnings against frequently switching light bulbs on and off and how it can degrade their lifespan, it’s simply the best way to reduce your energy consumption and save money.

And besides, any costs incurred from maintaining and replacing worn out light bulbs will still be offset by your lower energy bill.

And if durability is still an issue, switch to light emitting diode (LED) bulbs, which aren’t affected by frequent switching on and off. 

Use Dimmers Dimmers are an incredibly powerful addition to any home’s lighting system, capable of reducing your energy consumption drastically. The way dimmers work makes it seem that they’re more cool than they are useful, but every time you dim your lights, you’re also lowering their energy consumption. In other words, a dimmer gives you complete control over how much electricity your lights use. 

Take Advantage of Natural Light Despite the leaps and bounds made in lighting technology, nothing beats pure, natural sunlight. Which is why it’s always best to take advantage of it whenever you can. If you can reposition your windows or increase their size to let more light in during the day, you’ll only need to use your lights during the night. For more tips and ideas, be sure to check this blog weekly.

Feel free to contact the LiquidLEDs support team too!

 

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