Devon Lighting Suppliers give a brief overview on how to save money on your electricity bills & the environment with efficient lighting.
Replace Lamps & Fixtures
Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL) is identified as a good energy efficient lighting option. Begin by replacing your lamps from incandescent to CFL. You can do it easily in stages. Change the ones you use most often first. That way you will not have to spend a lot of money on bulbs at the same time. You can buy new bulbs in many stores across Devon or alternatively contact any of our Devon Lighting Specialists for more information.
A lot of times, electricity is wasted in many peoples home throughout the local Devon area by having lighting on where it is not being used. Various methods can be used to regulate the use of lighting. One very common method is by using dimmers to reduce the lighting output. Some other methods to use timers and sensors. Outdoor lighting can be motion activated. Also lighting that is sensitive to the outdoor lighting conditions can be used. These will turn on when daylight is low, for example at as the sun goes down. Most of these are simple to install and can be bought at local stores across Devon at excellent prices.
Task Lighting concentrates the light where you need it. With task lighting you aren't wasting energy casting light in spaces where it isn't needed. You also aren't annoying others in the area with an intrusively bright light. When you use task lighting, you can use a lower watt bulb to accomplish the desired result.
Whenever possible, you should use natural sunlight instead of artificial light. Living in such a beautiful area as Devon why not enjoy the sunshine and put it to use at the same time! Natural light is a free resource and using it can save you a lot of money. Blinds, curtains and awnings can be used to avoid the glare of strong sunlight in the summer months. Click here for Devon Blinds, curtains & awnings specialists.
Usually forgotten or overseen, maintenance on your household lighting should be carried out to increase lighting efficiency. Cleaning the bulbs and fixtures regularly will help to do this. Always be careful when cleaning light bulbs and ensure you never clean them while they are hot. Another good idea is to replace old fixtures and lamps with new more efficient ones. For more information on any aspect of lighting please do not hesitate to contact any of the above Lighting Specialists available throughout the Devon area.