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Cost Effective Lighting: When To Turn It Off

In most houses, lights get turned on and off quite frequently, especially if you have children. A lot of parents deal with the bedtime light war when their children are constantly turning the lights on after the parent turned them off. But according to the latest research on cost effective lighting, you might be better off giving up on the light switch war and just leaving the lights on, especially since many lights are rated according to the number of times they are turned on and off.

Cost Effective Lighting: When To Turn It Off

  1. 1. BUST EFFECTIVE LIGHTING: WHEN T0 TIPS FOR IN YOUR HOME
  2. 2. IN MUST HOUSES, LIGHTS CAN GET TURNED UUITE FREQUENTLY, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN.
  3. 3. ‘E I -<. ‘ l -: SHDWS YGU MIGHT BE BETTER DFF GIVING UP DN THE LIGHT SWITCH WAR, SINCE MANY LIGHTS ARE RATED ACCDRDING TD THE NUMBER DF TIMES THEY ARE TURNED DN 8 DFF.
  4. 4. . -' FT ‘ WHEN TG TURN GFF INCANDESCENT I HALOGEN I FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS
  5. 5. INCANDESCENT LIGHTS NEED TD BE TURNED DFF WHENEUER THEY ARE NDT IN USE, PARTICULARLY IN THE SUMMERTIME, SINCE A LIT INCANDESCENT BULB ALSG ADDS HEAT TD A RGDM.
  6. 6. f .4 ‘L: If is THGUGH MDRE ENERGY EFFICIENT THAN INCANDESCENT BULBS, SHDULD ALWAYS BE TURNED DFF WHENEVER YGU LEAVE THE RGDM.
  7. 7. I1. f . . Z‘ Z: “T LIGHTS SHGULD ALWAYS BE TURNED DFF WHEN NOT IN USE. THE COST GF ENERGY SAVINGS BY HAVING THEM ON FOR 5 SECDNDS IS GREATER THAN THE ENERGY CDNSUMED BY TURNING THEM DFF.
  8. 8. WHEN TD TURN DFF CFL I LED LIGHT BULBS
  9. 9. THE LIFE GF A IS GREATLY AFFECTED BY THE NUMBER GF TIMES IT IS TURNED GN AND DFF. IF YGU PLAN TO BE OUT OF THE RGGM FDR LESS THAN I5 MINUTES, LEAVE THE LIGHT GN. IF YGU’LL BE GGNE LGNGER, TURN THE LIGHT DFF.
  10. 10. THE LIFE OF AN IE? ) IS NOT AFFECTED AT ALL BY SWITCHING IT ON AND DFF. THEY HAVE THE ADVANTAGE GF SWITCHING GN TD FULL BRIGHTNESS IMMEDIATELY. BECAUSE OF THIS, IT IS ALWAYS BEST TO TURN THEM DFF WHEN YGU ARE NOT IN THE RGGM.
  11. 11. Cost Effective Lighting: when to Turn It Off Tips for Cost Effective Lighting in Your Home By Nada Manley Sep 17, 2013 In most houses, lights get turned on and off quite frequently, especially if you have children. A lot of parents deal with the bedtime light war when their children are constantly turning the lights on after the parent turned them off. But according to the latest research on cost effective lighting, you might be better off giving up on the light switch war and just leaving the lights on, especially since many lights are rated according to the number of times they are turned on and off. When to "' ' ' ' ' ' Bulbs Recent Energ . I . l V . , TV . effective lighting. In fact, to f '_ I l V ' I ight bulb used, as well as the c For example, .. .__. ... ._-_. .., . . .:, ... .., . ... . . ... . . .._-. .. ... ..: ,, u. .._. ._. .., .. ... _- -- be turned off whenever they are not in use, particularly in the summertime, since a lit incandescent bulb also adds heat to a room. You can also add Lutron dimmers to control the voltage output that the light bulb is getting, this will reduce energy consumption quite a bit. I Halogens, though more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs, are still not the most efficient options, and should also be turned off whenever you leave l the room. Try to always turn off fluorescent lights. The cost of energy savings by having them off for five seconds is greater than the energy consumed by turning them off. When to Turn Off CFL and LED Light Bulbs . i ’ ‘i9IlllVil. llEl. II'llllFlIIIS. ClIIl7ElIlll)§A''lEil5A

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