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  • Consider using 3-way lamps. They make it easier to keep lighting levels low when brighter light isn't necessary.
  • For brighter, more energy-efficient light, place floor lamps and hanging lamps in corners - the reflection off the walls will provide more light.
  • For more energy-efficient light, use one large bulb instead of several small ones. A 100-watt bulb produces more light with less energy than two 60-watt bulbs.
  • Installing timers and motion detectors for some indoor lights and most outdoor lights can save up to 30% of lighting energy use.
  • Instead of wasting energy by lighting the entire room, use task lighting to focus light where you need it most.
  • Replace frequently-used lights with compact fluorescent lights or LEDs. You'll save up to 79% on your lighting costs and significantly reduce the amount of heat generated by standard lights. LED light use even less energy.
  • When you leave a room, or leave your home, remember to turn off all unnecessary lights.

Compact Fluorescents

One easy way to save electricity is to swap out inefficient incandescent light bulbs with Energy Star-qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs, which use up to 75% less energy!