3 Ways to Save Energy / by Madeleine Roff

We use lights every day in the home, the workplace, and outdoors, so it’s important to be efficient with our energy and reduce our wastage, which is why we’re here to give you a few top tips. 

1)    LED bulbs

A really simple way to be more efficient is to have LED light bulbs instead of halogen. They use much less energy, they come in a range of colours and wattage, and you can buy the bulbs really easily - so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t! 

2)    Motion sensors

You often see motion sensored lighting in public spaces and office buildings, but there’s no reason why you can’t have them in the home. We at Ben Palmer Lighting have fitted recessed sensors in bathrooms before so they sit neatly and, due to the sensors, save energy by only being used when someone’s in the room. 

3)    Strategic lighting

It’s all about quality not quantity when it comes to lighting. A designer would be able to advise where you need lighting within a room, and where you don’t, for example in a kitchen it makes sense to have lights illuminating the work surfaces for impact and practicality, whereas you don’t need lights focusing on your floor - that’s just a waste. 

These are just three of the ways that you can save energy through your lighting choices. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.