FPL | Lighting Energy Efficiency - Appliances Energy Saving

Bright Ideas for Lighting Your Home Efficiently

The right lighting can enhance your home's appearance and can also contribute to your safety. Lighting does not typically use a lot of energy in most homes but it is still bright to be energy efficient whenever you can. Here are two simple steps to reduce lighting costs:

  • Pick the right bulb
  • Control your usage
Pick the Right Bulb

Here are two things to consider before you shop:

  • Cost of Operation - The more time the light is on, the more efficient the bulb should be.
  • Wattage - Look for a sticker on your fixture that indicates the maximum wattage allowable and never put in a bulb that exceeds this wattage.
Control Your Usage

To manage your lighting use and safety, we recommend that you use automatic devices such as:

  • Pre-set timers - Automatically turn your lights on and off.
  • Light-sensitive photocells - Switch lights on at night and off during the day.
  • Motion detectors - Sense the motion of someone walking up or driving within range of a sensor, which switches the light to come on. This security measure does not waste energy.

Additional Resources

Online Home Energy Survey

Generate a personalized analysis of your home's energy usage and
receive customized recommendations on how to save energy.

Top 10 Savings Tips

Check out our top 10 savings tips to learn how to save energy and reduce energy costs in your home.

Online Brochures

We have plenty of helpful brochures with useful information and tips.

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