Lighting Choices

Lighting Choices Save Money

Light your home using the same amount of light for less money. Upgrading 15 of the inefficient incandescent lightbulb’s in your home could save you about $50 per year.

New lighting standards take effect in 2012, and money-saving options such as energy-saving incandescent, CFL, and LED lightbulbs are available today. For high-quality products with the greatest energy savings, choose bulbs that have earned the ENERGY STAR.

 

New Lightbulbs: What's the Difference?

Traditional incandescent bulbs use a lot of energy to produce light.

90% of the energy is given off as heat

That lost energy is money we are throwing away

Newer energy-saving lightbulbs provide the choices in colors and light levels you've come to expect. The new lights are also much more efficient -- so they save you money.

What Are My Lighting Choices?

Three of the most common energy-efficient lighting types include energy-saving incandescents, CFLs, and LEDs. You can find these in most hardware and home improvement stores, and they are all more energy-efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs.

 

Energy Saving Incandescents -- about 25% energy savings

Energy-saving, or halogen, incandescents 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. They are available in a wide range of shapes and colors, and can be used with dimmers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skip Howes

CGP - Certified Green Professional

CGB - Certified Graduate Builder

CAPS - Certified Aging in Place Specialist

RRP - Certified Lead Paint Renovator

Scott Homes, Ltd., Designers & Builders
 President

 

 

 

 





 




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