Energy Efficient Lighting
Benefits Of Energy Efficient Lighting
Energy-efficient lighting helps lower electricity bills and carbon dioxide
emissions, all without reducing the quality of light in our homes. If you
replace all the bulbs in your home with LED lights, you could reduce your
carbon dioxide emissions by up to 40kg a year.
• Lower your carbon footprint
• Reduce your lighting bills
• Make your home light and bright
What else can I do to reduce my lighting bill?
- Always turn lights off when leaving a room. The quickest way to start saving is just remembering to turn lights off when you don’t need them.
- The typical household could save almost £14 a year just by switching off the lights as you leave the room.
- Be aware of how many lights you have on in a room. If you have the main light on, do you need the lamp on too?
- Arrange light switches so it is easy to turn them off, for example, place switches for rooms at the door.
- Use sensors or timers on external lights, so they are only on when they need to be
- Consider using transparent shades or fittings, as a dark lampshade can absorb some of the light a bulb emits.
- Ensure that you regularly clean any lamp shades or fittings to increase the impact of the light.
How do I choose the right light bulb for my needs?
Select the right bulb:
There are two main types of energy-efficient light bulbs available: compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light emitting diodes (LEDs).
LEDs are the most common and adaptable light fitting, and are suitable for replacing dimmable lights and spotlights. LEDs are also more energy-efficient than CFLs.
If you replace all the bulbs in your home with LED lights, you could save £30 a year on your electricity bills.
This table shows the best type of bulb to use in different environments.