Energy Saving Tips

  • The wattage of a bulb is not a measure of the amount of light it gives, but rather the energy it uses. For instance, a 100 watt bulb gives 50 % more light than four 25 watt bulbs.
  • Fluorescent lamps give five times the light and last up to 10 times as long as ordinary bulbs.
  • Fluorescent lighting is more economical – Watt for Watt than incandescent bulbs. They use less energy and can last about 10 times longer.This will also save the environment from hundreds of kilograms of carbon dioxide over the course of its lifetime.
  • Try not to install multiple lights (lamps or lighting fixtures) on a single switch.
  • Turn lights off whenever possible because they use electricity while they burn.
  • Clean your lamps and bulbs regularly, because dirt decreases the amount of light given out.
  • Dimming switches allow you to regulate the light level and reduce electricity consumption to some extent.
  • Use low energy lamps for exterior lighting.
  • Use energy saving light bulbs. They last much longer and use less electricity, saving you money in the long run.
  • Use light timers. This will stop “vampire energy”. Timers are cheap and automated. Just set them to your schedule.