We all know how important indoor lighting is to our daily lives. Indoor lighting is essential but most of us do not pay much attention to the costs associated with them.
Most homes here still use the traditional light bulbs which adds up to our electricity bills cost.
Aside from the upfront cost of buying a tube light or bulb, you should also take into account the cost that it will incur while using it. Most people dont know that Lighting accounts for 20% to 30% of your electrical bill.
Here are some of the brightest ways to save on lighting costs.
Turn the lights off when not in use. If you do not need it dont turn on the lights especially if you have ample natural light (sunlight).
During daytime, you dont need that much light.
Maximize the use of natural light especially during daytime. Natural light is the best source of light and will help you save on energy. Place reading tables near windows and put skylights in other working areas.
Use the right kind of lighting over desks, beds, and other work areas. Choosing the right kind of lighting can help you save money. For example you do not need to use higher wattage lighting if you are just going to read on your table or you can opt to use natural light by reading besides a window. Use low wattage light bulbs in areas that do not need strong lighting.
Keep lights clean. People usually neglect cleaning their lighting. Dirt can lessen your lighting illumination by as much as 50% and poor lighting can affect your work efficiency. If takes you longer to finish a task longer due to poor lighting then it wwould men that you will also consume more electricy thus highest electric bill.
Switch to LEDs. Replace incandescent bulbs with LED lights (Light-Emitting Diodes). Although they cost more than incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), you save 87% on energy costs vs. incandescent bulbs and 50% vs. CFLs. LEDs also last 5 to 10 times longer.