Lighting accounts for approximately 1% of the energy usage in the home.

What sort of lighting do you have?

Standard incandescent light globes

  • Replace these with compact fluorescents.
  • Consider using lower watt light globes where possible.

Downlights / low voltage halogen

  • Replace standard transformers with high efficiency transformers.
  • Consider using lower watt halogen globes where possible.

Further energy savings can be made by:

  • Making use of natural light as an alternative to electric lighting where possible.
  • Switching off lights in rooms that are not being used.