Switch to LED’s or CFL’s
You can get LED’s bright enough to replace all light bulbs, including halogen spotlights. According to the Energy Saving Trust, the average household can replace all their remaining old fashioned or CFL bulbs with low energy LED bulbs for a cost of about £150 and save up to £15 a year per bulb on bills.
Turn off lights
This may seem obvious, but the Energy Savings Trust tells us we can save around £15 a year on our energy bills by switching off lights when not in use. If you switch a light off for just a few seconds, you will save more energy than it takes for the light to start up again, regardless of the type of light.
There are a number of myths about low energy bulbs which originated with the earliest bulbs on the market:
- A good quality eco-bulb labelled ‘Warm White’ will give you a pleasant warm yellow light. You don’t have to put up with a ‘cold’ tinge anymore.
- You can use certain low energy bulbs with dimmer switches.
- Eco-bulbs can be re-cycled. Your local recycling centre will accept all eco-bulbs for recycling.