Lighting tips

On average, Aussie households spend about 10% of their energy usage on lighting which makes sense since no one wants to be fumbling around in the dark. Lighting expenses can seem unavoidable but there are ways you can limit your usage and therefore your spending. Here are a few:

1. Remember to turn off the lights

Seems simple right? But how many times have you walked out of the room or the house and realised later you’ve left the light on – its’ pretty easy to do (even if your parents used to remind you about it constantly)? Try and make turning off the lights a conscious habit so it becomes part of your subconscious routine. If you still struggle with switching off the lights when you’re not using them, you can invest in smart bulbs that can be switched on or off from anywhere. Check out our range here:

2. Not all bulbs are created equal

LED lights are more energy-efficient than older incandescent bulbs and are relatively inexpensive to buy. You can upgrade your home and your energy bill really quickly and affordably by simply swapping out the light bulbs you use across the household. Don’t forget your lamps too.

3. Get lit

A lamp is a great option for only lighting the spots in a room that you’re using. They are also great for setting an ambience and saving some energy in the process. Have a dark hallway that you regularly need the light on for or need some light at the front or back door? Motion sensor lighting will help you monitor your use. Powered by your movement, your new lights will switch on and off when you need them so there’s no risk of leaving them on accidentally.