The new dawn of lighting is upon us. As the government continues to adjust it's policies towards promoting a greener business and private landscape, the old way of thinking about lighting is dying. The incandescent bulb costs to much money and needs to be changed to often for it to remain as the viable option. LED light bulbs are the new forefront of energy efficiency and allow end user to not only save money, but to positively affect the environment. While once to expensive to even begin to consider, new technological advances combined with government rebates have given new life to the sleeping giant that is the energy efficient lighting industry.
Efficient energy use, sometimes called energy efficiency, is the goal to reduce the amount of energy to provide products and services. For example, insulating a home allows a building to use less heating and cooling energy to maintain the comfortable temperature. Installing fluorescent or LED Lights reduces the amount of energy needed and may last 6 to 10 times longer. Improvement in efficiency are generally achieved by adopting better technology.
Turn off the lights when you leave the room. Contrary to popular
belief, less energy is consumed when lights are turned on and off than
if a light is left on all the time.
Replace the bulbs with low wattage bulbs for any light that must be on all night.
Consider using compact fluorescent light bulbs. They cost more than
regular light bulbs, but they last longer and use 75 per cent less
Install a motion sensor for outside lighting that automatically turns the lights on and off as needed.
Concentrate bright light where you need it, rather than evenly
lighting the entire room. Alternatively, dimmer switches are an
inexpensive way to save energy (and a great way to set the mood).
Decorate your home with lighting in mind. Lighter colours reflect light, so use them in areas you want to be bright.