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Saving energy with lighting

 

The electricity consumed by light bulbs adds up - really. Although a light bulb may not use much electricity, quite a few are used in a typical house and they can be switched on for long periods. Taken together, the power can add up to a sizeable proportion of your electricity bill. We were amazed to discover how much electricity we have saved just by using a combination of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs).

 

 

 

 

These fixtures light up our front entrance porch and decks, without shining any direct light upwards.

 

For more information about dark skies, take a look at the Island Astronomy Institute’s site.

 

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Warm white LED downlighters.

Warm white LED downlighters.