Lighting consumes most of the electricity in our houses. In most cases, it can be almost 50% or more consumption compared to other electrical appliances in the house.
Power bills are rising and we certainly should have the energy efficient lighting in our houses which can help us save some money on our electricity bills.
Nathan from Jarvis Electrical says that thanks to the efficient and yet stylish lightnings available today, we can not just save the energy and save money on our bills but also improve the looks of our house with stylish energy efficient lights.
If you’re seeking energy efficient lighting in your house then you can either hire a professional or read some DIY blogs on internet to do it yourself. However, keep safety in mind while doing it yourself.
Some of the tips to start saving money on your bills:
- Replace any incandescent bulbs with CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps) or LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes). More useful when you use them for longer time.
- Low watt bulbs can be used where you do not really need high amount of light.
- Don’t forget to turn off all lights in unused rooms
- If there is no security issue, why not turn off the outside light too?
- Sensors can be a great way to save energy. They detect motion and turn lights on when someone is nearby. This means lights will remain off rest of the time.
- use natural lights when possible. Open your curtain and windows if possible and use the daylight to save energy.
- When you’re installing lights, allocate one switch per light rather than turning on multiple lights with one switch
- Choose light fittings that allow most of the light through so a lower wattage globe can be used. Some light fittings can block 50% or more of the lights, especially those with coloured glass or fabric