There is a new frontier in lighting that is kinder to both the environment and your budget. Making improvements to your lighting is one of the easiest ways to reduce your energy bills. According to the Department of Energy, the average household spends 11% of its energy budget on lighting. Using new lighting technologies can reduce lighting energy use in your home by as much as 50% to 75%. These environmentally friendly products last longer than standard lighting and offer a range of applications.
Eco-friendly, Energy-efficient Light Bulbs: Researchers have long been exploring new lighting options that produce the same light, with less energy. Many of those designs are now on the market. So when you replace the traditional incandescent bulbs in your home with newer energy-saving lighting solutions, you will pay less to get the same amount of light. 'Upgrading 15 inefficient incandescent bulbs in your home with energy-efficient light bulbs could save you about $50 per year. Ninety percent of the energy used by traditional incandescent light bulbs is wasted as heat.'
There are many varieties of new lighting that meet different home needs: compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and high-intensity discharge (HIDs). Call Thomas Edison Electric for a cost-benefit analysis of each type.
Timers and Dimmers: Advances in lighting controls offer energy-savings by reducing the amount of time that lights are on. Controls such as timers and photocells save electricity by turning lights off when not in use. Dimmers save electricity by lowering light levels.
Wireless Lighting Controls are the eco-friendly solution for lights that remain on in your home when someone forgets to switch them off or when there is enough sunlight streaming in. Throughout a typical day, often more lighting is provided than is needed. Wireless lighting controls solve this problem through sensor technology. Lighting decisions are automated, minimizing wasted energy.
Contact Thomas Edison Electric today. Think of all the other things your family could enjoy by saving money on energy expenditures.