In 2018, the domestic energy consumption for lighting in the U.S. was around 91 billion kilowatts, which comprises about 6% of the total residential electricity consumption nationwide. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average American sets aside around 5% of its energy bills budget for lighting alone. Needless to say, lighting energy is a matter that shouldn’t be taken lightly. So, it’s important to try and reduce your energy consumption.
Make the Switch
There’s a reason why incandescent light bulbs are no longer being manufactured. For one, about 90% of the energy they consume is given off as heat, making them an inefficient light source. On the other hand, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) use less electricity than traditional incandescent bulbs so they are the superior choice despite the high initial costs. You can also use light emitting diodes (LEDs), a lighting option that’s fast becoming the preferred choice of many due to its energy efficiency and great performance.
Investing in dimmers allows you to reduce the energy that a light bulb uses. The best part is that on top of reducing your energy consumption, dimmers can also set the mood when combined with wireless speakers for your home.
The benefits of daylighting have long been touted by health professionals and architects alike. Take advantage of this concept for a brighter home that relies on natural light sources. Just make sure to place your skylights in strategic locations for optimal lighting and comfort.
Rely on Motion Detectors
Outdoor lighting need not be switched on at all times. Motion-activated lights double as security features for your home.
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