As we start to move into the later months of the year, we all notice the evenings getting darker earlier, more so than at any other time. At a time when energy bills are rising and we are being told to conserve energy wherever possible, we are certain to notice this darkness more than ever before.
It is now more important than ever to take note of how much electricity we are using, as a way of saving money on bills wherever possible. For instance, the darker evenings will mean that lights will be switched on earlier in the home. We have put together a quick guide on how the light bulbs you choose can make a difference when it comes to saving those essential pennies.
Yes it can. If you change to LED lighting, you can use up to 90% less energy than a traditional bulb. They will also last longer than a standard bulb, meaning you won’t need to change them as often. LED light bulbs will also flicker less, which is better for the eyes, as well as coming on instantly, compared to fluorescent lights which can take time to reach their full strength.
Basically the lower the wattage, the higher the savings that you can make. If you choose your bulbs carefully to suit the size and needs of the room, you will be surprised at how you can reduce the wattage that you use.
|LED||6w||9 - 10w||13w||16 - 18w||24w||45w|
|Compact Fluorescent (CFL)||8 - 9w||13 - 14w||18 - 19w||23w||40w||85w|
Looking at the table above, you can see the substantial differences in wattage used for the equivalent lumen (brightness) level.
Changing your lightbulbs is not the only way to try and conserve light energy in your home. One or two of the following ideas can really help you make savings.
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