Lighting Your Home Elegantly With Low Cost Light Choices
When it comes to your home’s ambience, lighting speaks volumes. Soft lighting that infuses your bedroom with a warm glow can envelope you with a sense of comfort and relaxation. Bright fluorescent lighting can lend an industrial air to your kitchen, while track lighting adds drama and flair. Bright outdoor lighting can help secure your home, while more discrete lighting can set the stage for evening gatherings of friends and family.
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1/ Lowering Your Power Bills With Smarter Lighting
The wrong type of lighting not only diminishes your home decor, but it can also leave an unwanted environmental footprint and raise your energy bills in the process. Experts agree that you can lower your energy costs by over 25 percent simply by using energy more efficiently, and that switching from incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs means cutting lighting-related energy usage by upwards of 60 percent.
2/ Money-Saving Lighting Ideas
There are several lighting products available that can both reduce your home’s environmental impact and enhance your home’s decor.
- Touch Lamp Dimmers:
A touch dimmer converts a regular lamp into a touch light. Essentially, it converts a single-wattage bulb into a three-way bulb, in that with each successive touch, the light cycles from low to medium to high to off. Ideal for table lamps, floor lamps, desk lamps, and multiple bulb lamps, a touch lamp dimmer allows you to set the lighting to suit your mood – from touch & glow to ultra-bright – while saving energy and providing you with extended bulb life.
- Touch Switch:
A touch switch can instantly convert an electrical outlet without an on/off switch into one that’s activated with the touch of your finger. It eliminates the need for rewiring, and works well with compact fluorescent bulbs, incandescent bulbs, and halogen bulbs, as well as holiday lights and under-cabinet lighting. The convenience of the touch switch makes it easy to turn off lights when they’re not needed, thereby saving on energy costs.
- Dusk-to-Dawn Light Controls:
Unless you arise at dawn, chances are good that your outdoor lights are on during daylight hours. Dusk-to-dawn light controls screw into the light sockets and are activated by sunlight, so that the light automatically turns on at dusk and off at dawn. Plug-in versions of dusk-to-dawn light controls serve the same purpose inside the house, making them ideal for giving your home a lived-in look while you’re away. Plus, these light controls can extend bulb life by up to 500 percent!
- Bulb Life Savers:
Bulb life savers screw into the bulb socket and extend bulb life by making the filament burn cooler and dimmer. They not only allow you to use less energy, but they are ideal for bulbs that are hard to reach. Bulb life savers are even available for chandelier-sized bulbs.
Touch lamp dimmers, touch switches, dusk-to-dawn light controls, and bulb life savers all help you to save on energy and bulb costs while leaving a smaller environmental footprint. In the process, they add beauty and functionality to your home decor – definitely a winning combination!
3/ Beautiful Discount Lighting
You can improve the looks and value of your house with beautiful discount lighting. There is no need to spend a small fortune to make your home attractive with elaborate expensive lighting. You can buy elegant and expensive looking discount lighting without having to pay the high price.
There are good reasons to invest in discount lighting for your home. Besides the obvious beauty it will add to your home, it will also add to the property value. Buying exquisite discount lighting and lighting accessories for your home makes it more attractive and more appealing to potential buyers.
Improved lighting will also add to the safety to your home. By adding some outside lights, you will avoid possibly dangerous dark spots. Crime is not as likely to occur in a well-lighted residence. Personal safety will be improved with outside lighting to reveal obstacles and objects that could cause an accident.
In your main living rooms, you can buy floor lamps and table lamps to match or coordinate with your decor. Beautiful chandeliers will add to the charm and appeal in your dining room or great room. If you have an original painting or print that you would like to enhance, find just the right accent lighting to expose its beauty. For dark corners or rooms, track lighting will add brightness and create a pleasant atmosphere.
4/ Low-Cost Out Door Lighting For Exterior Areas
Outside lighting not only serves practical purposes but is pleasing to the eye as well. Landscape lighting enhances the beauty and attractiveness of your yard. Patio lighting will add to your outdoor entertaining and enjoyment. Adding unique floodlights and step lights will make your home the envy of your neighbours.
Lighting sets the mood for your rooms and your whole house. Shop for lighting specifically created to go outside to improve and enhance the beauty of your overall home.
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