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  • Decorative Lighting

    • Turn off holiday lights at night or attach them to a programmable timer or photosensor that detects daylight to prevent energy waste.
    • When you buy or replace decorative lighting, purchase ENERGY STAR® certified light stringsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. They consume 75 percent less energy than conventional incandescent light strings.

    Light Bulbs

    • Replace conventional light bulbs (such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent) with energy-efficient light bulb options (such as LEDs, LED fixtures, smart light bulbs). Energy-efficient lighting uses less energy and lasts longer. 
    • When you buy or replace light bulbs, purchase light bulbs with the ENERGY STAR label. This is the easiest and most reliable way to ensure the light bulb you purchase delivers exceptional features while using less energy. ENERGY STAR light bulbs use 70 to 90 percent less energy than conventional incandescent bulbs and last at least 15 times as long.

    Light Fixtures and Switches

    • Consider lighting controls such as dimmers, motion sensors, Home Energy Management Systems, and/or photosensors to save on lighting costs. Dimmers allow you to better control indoor lighting; when you dim light bulbs, it reduces their wattage and output, which helps you save energy. Motion sensors and photosensors prevent outdoor lights from operating during daylight hours. Home Energy Management Systems allow you to automatically turn lighting on and off in your home using a computer dashboard or mobile app. Consult with your local hardware store to ensure dimmers, motion sensors, and photosensors are compatible with the light bulb or fixture you are using. 
    • When replacing light fixtures, purchase ENERGY STAR certified light fixturesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. These fixtures use 90 percent less energy and produce 70 to 90 percent less heat than conventional models using incandescent light bulbs. These fixtures also last 15 times as long as incandescent light bulbs.

    www.nyserda.ny.gov/Residents-and-Homeowners/At-Home/Energy-Saving-Tips/Tips/Lighting
    Last Modified: 12/10/2018

  • Decorative Lighting

    • If using decorative lighting on the exterior of your apartment, turn off holiday lights at night or attach them to a programmable timer or photosensor that detects daylight to prevent energy waste.
    • When you buy or replace decorative lighting for your rental, purchase ENERGY STAR® certified light stringsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. They consume 75 percent less energy than conventional incandescent light strings.

    Light Bulbs and Freestanding Light Fixtures

    • Replace conventional light bulbs (such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent) with energy-efficient options (such as LEDs and smart light bulbs), particularly in fixtures used most often. Energy-efficient lighting uses less energy and lasts longer.
    • Replace freestanding light fixtures, such as desktop and floor fixtures, with those that have integrated LED lamps.
    • Turn off the lights when leaving a room or leaving the home.
    • When you buy or replace light bulbs, purchase light bulbs with the ENERGY STAR labelLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. This is the easiest and most reliable way to ensure the light bulb you purchase delivers exceptional features while using less energy. ENERGY STAR light bulbs use 70 to 90 percent less energy than conventional incandescent bulbs and last at least 15 times as long.

    www.nyserda.ny.gov/Residents-and-Homeowners/Save-Energy-in-Your-Apartment/Renter-Energy-Saving-Tips/Tips/Lighting
    Last Modified: 12/10/2018

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