Smart Lighting Design to Save Energy

Incorporating more sunlight into your home design can help you save energy.
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Incorporating more sunlight into your home design can help you save energy. Photo courtesy of Feiss. www.feiss.com

Using LED light bulbs is far from the only way to save energy when lighting your home. Whether you want to lower your power bills or give Mother Earth a helping hand, there are plenty of strategies you can put to work to save energy through lighting design.

Maximizing Daylight
Utilizing sunshine to its full potential can go a long way toward reducing reliance on electric lighting. Making sure you use every last drop of sunlight can be as easy as installing a skylight over a weekend or simply changing up your window covering designs.

Employing Dimmer Switches
Having a simple on/off toggle switch for your home lighting not only means wasting more energy than you need, it gives you less control over the illumination of your space. Different times of day, as well as different occasions, call for unique levels of lighting.

By installing a dimmer switch, you can make sure you're not wasting energy while also being in charge of exactly how the light in any given room is used. Looking to set a more relaxing mood? Dimming the lights allows you to do so. Need full illumination to complete a certain task? Turning the lights back up is a breeze.

Visit your local ALA showroom or go online to americanlightingassoc.com to find out more about saving energy through lighting design.

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