Turning Green Greener – How to Be Eco-Friendlier with Light
Using eco-friendly lights isn’t just a fad; it’s become a major concern for most consumers. You probably know by now that Australia and a bunch of other countries have started taking older types of light bulbs, like incandescent bulbs, off the shelves and even banning them from the market.
Energy friendly lights are in, and they are in for good. But is there a way to make these lights even more energy friendly? Here are a few tricks to help you really make the most of your eco-friendly lights.
Dimmers Dimmers are a real handy thing to install in your lighting system. These basically help you control the brightness of the light, so if you want the room to be a bit dimmer, you just turn the knob and you can adjust the light. This also minimizes the amount of power the light bulb consumes.
The down side with these dimmers is that some eco-friendly lights, such as LEDs, don’t actually work with certain kinds of dimmers. You might need to install a new dimming system to your existing lighting set up. Before purchasing a new light bulb, make sure it’s compatible with your dimmers.
Timers Don’t you just hate it when you have to come back home while you’re on your way to work because you left the outdoor lights on? Light bulbs that are just left on use up a lot of valuable energy and they’re a big waste. Consider getting timers set up so your lights will automatically turn off and on.
This way, you won’t have to worry about forgetting to turn off your lights and you won’t come home to a dark house. Sensors These are great for outdoor lighting.
The lights turn on only when the sensors are triggered and then turn off after a certain time. Place these in areas where you need lighting but don’t really spend a lot of time in. For further assistance, comments and questions, contact our customer support hotline.