Lighting Solutions For A Greener Home

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There are many ways that we can reduce our carbon footprint and our power bills at the same time. With our heightened level of awareness of what impact our actions are having on the environment, many families are switching to greener lighting solutions that are more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Believe it or not, making some little changes to the lighting you use in your home can significantly reduce your home’s carbon footprint.

Using outdoor solar powered lights

Solar lighting options come in different forms to suit your outdoor space and current décor. Because they receive their charge from the sun, they work on their own without any intervention, most of them turning on at dusk and off at dawn. You just need to ensure that you have the solar panel for the light(s) in a prime position to receive optimal sunlight. Whether you’re looking for spike lights, a table light or a string of lights, you’ll be able to find a solar powered version to meet your needs.

LED lighting for both inside and outside applications

Why everyone is talking about LED lights

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LED lights are extremely energy efficient because they lose a minimal amount of energy production to heat. Most LED’s are now up to around 85% more efficient than incandescent bulbs. Because they don’t waste energy on heat, they aren’t hot to the touch either.

By using between 50-90% less energy they also emit far lower amounts of CO2 as well.

LED bulbs also last significantly longer than other light bulbs which also adds to their level of efficiency.

Once a LED bulb’s life span has ended, it is most likely recyclable too.

Many people used LED downlights inside their home for example and LED flood lights to illuminate their back or front yard at night. You can now buy LED globes to match a huge variety of lighting fixtures both inside and outside the home.

If you’re conscious about making greener choices, when it comes to lighting, solar powered lights and LED globes are an excellent choice. They will not only reduce your carbon footprint but they will also lower your energy bill too.

Author: Sam

Samantha Winterland (Sam) is the owner and creator of Best Home Ideas. Having graduated from the Withehouse Institute of Design Australia, she has devoted her blog to exploring the latest innovations in interior design. Sam admits she loves everything DIY and is always ready to face a new challenge.

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