12 Lighting Tips for Reducing Your Electricity Bill

By Bouncey, July 9, 2009, Energy Efficiency, Home Improvement, Save Money

  1. Save Money on Your Texas Electric Service with Energy Efficiency Tips from Bounce Energy Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs
    (CFLs). CFLs use 75 percent less electricity and produce 90% less heat.
  2. Make sure bulbs do not exceed the recommended wattage indicated on the light socket.
  3. One larger wattage bulb is more efficient than two smaller wattage bulbs.
  4. Directed light, such as for reading, is more efficient than brightly lighting an entire room.
  5. Clean light bulbs regularly.
  6. Arrange furniture to take advantage of natural lighting from windows. This will cut down on the use of electricity for lighting.
  7. Install dimmer switches throughout your house where dimmer lights
    make sense. Dimming a light by 25% saves an equal percentage of energy.
  8. Reducing the amount of light bulbs in a light fixture can help conserve energy.
  9. Paint interior walls a light color so they can reflect light.
  10. Install a motion sensor on lights in stairwells or on dark landings where light is needed only when passing through.
  11. Turn off exterior lights in the morning. Better yet, use a timer or
    install motion detectors so the lights will only come on when they are
    needed.
  12. Conserve electricity by turning off the lights in unoccupied rooms for more than 10 minutes.

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