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Energy-Efficient Home Lighting
The most common home light source is the pear-shaped incandescent light bulb, but as homeowners seek to make their homes more energy efficient these classic bulbs are getting pushed out of the limelight in favor of compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and LEDS.
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Energy Saving Lighting Tips
While the first and easiest thing you can do to save on light energy is to change your light bulbs from incandescent to compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), there are other ways to improve the light quality and efficiency in your home. For example you can start by using task lighting for specific areas of your home, rather than try to illuminate whole rooms with one large light fixture.
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Indoor & Outdoor Lighting Design
If you're constructing a new, energy-efficient home, you'll need to consider lighting as part of your whole-house design. Since you're most likely purchasing all new lighting fixtures, it is a good idea to install dedicated compact fluorescent lamps. These fixtures are a great choice for accent and ambient lighting, because they achieve the same light quality of its incandescent counterparts but at a much greater savings.
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