We use energy around our homes for various tasks such as heating, cooking, washing and watching television, but one of the most consistent uses of energy is the power we use to provide our lighting.
We all need lights and in the winter months we spend even more money and energy on providing lighting around our homes than at other times of year, so reducing the energy our lights and bulbs consume can go a long way in reducing the amount of energy we use and the cost of our lighting bill.
Energy Saving Lightbulbs
Energy saving bulbs have been around for over a decade; however, some people are still using conventional bulbs. Energy saving bulbs last a lot longer than conventional ones and they also use dramatically less energy and the cost savings of which can accumulate to hundreds of pounds over the life of the bulb.
While its true that energy saving lightbulbs cost a little more, the savings more than pay for the extra cost, and if you buy in bulk you can make even more savings.
There are also some quite unique bulbs that are also energy saving. Biobulbs produce light that represents daylight and are often used by people to help alleviate symptoms of depression caused by seasonal difference in light.
Solar Security Light
But energy saving bulbs are not the only eco friendly lighting method. Solar powered lights can also be used around the home to save even more money. Solar lights use the light during the day to charge up so they can be used when needed. These are ideal for lights that are used outdoors.
Solar shed lights and solar powered garden lighting can all produce powerful lighting – for free – even recharging during a dull day.
Solar power is also ideal for security lights as these lights are only used infrequently. Solar security lights can provide quite a powerful light so don't go thinking that solar lighting is in anyway weak; some solar garden lighting can even produce just as much light as mains alternatives.
Not only do you save money by using solar lighting they are 100 percent eco friendly too.