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Saving Energy is a SNAP: Lighting

The lighting in your household accounts for about 11% of your monthly energy costs, so here are some tips to help you reduce that amount.

  • Decorate with lighter colors that will reflect the daylight or keep curtains open so you can keep the lights turned off.
  • Use smaller track lights, table or floor lamps for focused tasks instead of overhead lights.
  • Select Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs that fit the task.
  • Use only dimming CFLs on dimming switches.

Dispose of old light bulbs at an approved recycle center.

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