Posted by: admin | January 6, 2011

Energy Efficient Lighting: IDT Energy

Many electric companies such as IDT Energy understand that energy-efficient lighting is a good way to lower your bills. Here are some simple tips for keeping your house bright and cost-effective:

  • To reduce your total room lighting levels, use task lighting to target work and leisure activities.
  • Consider using energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs, especially in fixtures that operate more than two hours every day. The original price is higher, but they use 75% less electricity and last around ten times longer than incandescent bulbs.
  • Leave shades and blinds open during the day to take advantage of natural light.
  • Select bulbs carefully when purchasing new ones. Look for the highest lumens at the lowest wattage. Wattage is the power used to make a bulb work, and lumens measure brightness.
  • Be sure to keep light fixtures clean to gain the most light in the space.
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