Here are some easy ways to save energy: Replace your existing lightbulbs with more energy-efficient bulbs and turn off the lights when you don’t need them. You can do even more with the gadgets below. And don’t forget to browse ENERGY STAR’s product finder for more energy-saving products.
You can save energy and money by simply switching to LED lightbulbs. On average, LEDs last up to 25 times longer and use up to 90% less energy than incandescent lighting.
If you get a smart LED lightbulb, you can control and adjust your home lighting from your phone or automate it to adjust to your daily routine! (Typical cost: $8–$12)
LED Night Light
Pick up a simple LED night light with a sensor and plug it into the wall in your bathroom, your child’s room, or near your front door. This gadget only uses a mere 10% of the energy a traditional incandescent bulb uses, and it also shuts off automatically when it senses light. With a new night light boasting a lifetime of more than 10 years, you don’t have to be afraid of the dark — or your energy bill — anymore. (Typical cost: Around $7)
Lighting accounts for around 15% of a home’s electricity use, so why waste energy costs on lights left on in your home? An easily installed motion sensor can automatically switch lights on when you enter a room and switch them off when you leave. This detector can help reduce your energy use and costs, giving you peace of mind. (Typical cost: $20–$30)
Solar LED String Lights
With solar-powered LED lights, you can save energy, money, and time. Secure the solar panel into the ground to add easy and beautiful lighting to your home. Once the sun goes down, the lights turn on for 8–12 hours. (Typical cost: $15–$30)