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.