Energy Saving Quick Tips

Lighting Tips:

Increasing your lighting efficiency is one of the fastest ways to decrease your energy bills.  LEDs are approximately six-seven times more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lights and they cut energy use by more than 80 percent.  Here are some additional facts about LEDs.

  • Unlike CFLs, LEDs contain no mercury and have less of an environmental impact than CFLs.
  • High quality LED bulbs can last up to 25,000 hours or more.
  • Unlike incandescent bulbs, which release 90 percent of their energy as heat, LEDs use energy far more efficiently with little wasted heat.
  • LEDs emit light in a specific direction, reducing the need for reflectors and diffusers.  This makes LEDs more efficient for many uses such as recessed downlights and task lighting.
  • The average annual cost for a 12 watt LED bulb is $1.00 compared to almost $5.00 for an incandescent bulb.
  • LED lighting is currently available in a variety of home and industrial products including Christmas lights.

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