Switching over to compact fluorescent light bulbs is a real “no-brainer.” CF bulbs use about ¼ the energy of normal incandescent light bulbs and CF bulbs can last up to 10 times as long as standard bulbs. CF bulbs also produce much less heat.
Today’s fluorescent bulbs have come a long way on the aesthetic side. You may think of fluorescent lighting as that harsh light in your college library, but today CF bulbs come in a delightful array of models that produce warm glows and can even be attached to dimming circuits.
Another great energy-saving lighting option is to use solar for lighting your yard and walkways. These lights are 100% solar powered — no electricity or wiring required. There are many attractive, decorative models available.
There are a number of other products that can also cut your power use and lighting costs. Light-sensing adapters and switches make sure that outside lights are on only when it’s dark. And motion-sensing switches turn off when you’ve left the room.
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