Energy Saving Tips
- Replace standard incandescent light bulbs with LED bulb and save up to 80% of lighting costs.
- Using LEDs would save you on labor cost on replacement as it lasts 8-12 times longer than conventional bulbs.
- Always buy ENERGY STAR qualified LEDs & appliances, as they save more & lasts more. All Energy Star LED are tested under strict conditions to perform.
- Turn off unnecessary lighting, when not needed or before leaving the room.
- Use task lighting; instead of brightly lighting an entire room, focus the light where you need it. For example, use fluorescent under-cabinet lighting for kitchen sinks and counter.
- Disconnect or remove lamps in multiple lamp fixtures. Use task lighting where needed. Use up to 80% less in lighting energy.
- Make sure you are getting the best possible light by cleaning fixtures and replacing any yellowed or hazy lenses and diffusers at least once every year.
- Open blinds and shades. Turn off lights in unoccupied areas or in spaces with sufficient natural lighting.
- Turn off the lights when not needed. It is a myth that leaving them on uses less energy than turning them off. Turn off signage and other lights not necessary for security and safety.
- Rooms that have several kinds of lights — i.e. overhead and counter lights in a kitchen — should have separate switches for the various types.
- A three-level switch on table and floor lamps is an easy way to use one fixture for several lighting needs. Use 3 Way LED on such Table/ Floor lamps to enhance energy saving.
- Unplug electronics, battery chargers and other equipment when not in use. Taken together, these small items can use as much power as your refrigerator.
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