Home Lighting

Lighting accounts for about 10% of the average household’s energy budget and is perhaps the best place to get started when making the effort to save electricity and money.

Common Types

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  • LEDs

    LEDs

    LEDs

    LEDs (light emitting diodes) are small in size, but can be grouped together for higher intensity applications. They’re better at casting light in a single direction than other forms of lighting. LEDs use up to 80% less energy and last about 25 times longer than incandescent lighting. LEDs emit very little heat. In comparison, incandescent bulbs release 90% of their energy as heat and CFLs release about 80% of their energy as heat. Common uses for LED lighting include industrial and commercial lights, under-cabinet lights, recessed-down lights, holiday lights, and to light outdoor areas such as gardens and walkways.

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  • Energy-Saving Halogen Incandescent

    Energy-Saving Halogen Incandescent

    Energy-Saving Halogen Incandescent

    Energy-saving, halogen incandescent bulbs have a capsule inside that holds gas around a filament to increase bulb efficiency. This type of incandescent bulb is about 25% more efficient and can last up to three times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs.

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Sensors

Automatically turn outdoor lights on when they detect motion and then off shortly after. They are most useful for outdoor security and utility lighting. Since they are only needed when it’s dark outside these are often used in combination with a photo sensor.

Detect indoor activity within a certain range and automatically turn the lights on when occupants enter a room and off when the room is no longer occupied; providing convenience and energy savings.

Prevent lights from turning on during daylight hours. Typically used outdoors, but many LED nightlights have this feature. They offer convenience and energy savings.

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