Lighting your household represents about 10% of your monthly energy bill. Using energy saving incandescent bulbs, or light emitting diodes (LED), or compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) not only provide you the same level of light that you’re used to, but they will use 75% less energy. If you change 15 old-style bulbs in your house to these energy saving bulbs, you would save around $50.00 a year.
On the other hand, we are losing ground to LightLitter, the term used to cite the wanton waste of energy caused by lights left on when there is no need for them to be on, especially outside building lights, parking lot lights, and street and highway lights. [Read more...]