Energy Savings: Lighting Efficiency Tips

Lighting accounts for about 10 percent of the typical Minnesota home's energy use.

Use your lights efficiently:

  • Turn off lights as you leave the room or house.
  • Turn off outdoor lighting during daylight.
  • Turn three-way bulbs down to the lowest level when watching TV – you'll reduce the glare and use less energy.

Optimize your lighting:

  • Use compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light emitting diodes (LEDs).
  • Bulbs with the ENERGY STAR label will save energy and perform as promised.
  • Dust off bulbs and clean lighting fixture diffusers for maximum performance.

Get more helpful info from the U.S. Department of Energy's efficient lighting options.