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Energy Tips for Lighting

  • Turn off the lights when you leave the room.
    Something that simple can save electricity and make the bulbs last longer.
  • Install compact fluorescent lighting in lamps and fixtures.
    Initially, these bulbs cost much more than regular incandescent bulbs, but because they use a fraction of the energy and last many times longer, they easily pay for themselves over time. These lights don't get as hot so you save on A/C. Look for special compact fluorescents for dimmable and 3-way fixtures.
  • Clean light bulbs around the house.
    It may seem silly at first, but dust can reduce lighting effectiveness by 10%. You might want to wait until they cool down before you give this a try.
  • Don't forget the outside lights.
    If you have outdoor lights that are on during the night, replace them with compact fluorescent lights. A word of caution: most timers or motion sensors will shorten the life of most blubs, including compact fluorescents.
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