CarbonCurb Action 6 - Turn off the Lights

 

Turning off the lights when they aren't in use is one of the simplest ways to save energy at home. Since you've installed LEDs to complete Action 5, your savings from turning off the lights will be less, but you should always turn off the lights when you leave the room. Let's assume you can cut back on your lighting use by about 30%. Before you leave your home, check to make sure you aren't leaving lights on and wasting energy and money during the day. When you are home, you and those you live with really only need a few lights on at any given time. In the evenings, it is best to not be exposed to bright light because it can interfere with your body's sleep pattern. Feel free to dim the lights! By cutting down on your lighting use after installing LEDs you can prevent several pounds of CO2 from entering our atmosphere, annually. If you find it difficult to achieve a savings of approximately 30% of your lighting use, consider reducing or eliminating outdoor lighting. This will draw less insects into your home and also cut down on light pollution which will make your local stargazers happy. The impact of committing to Action 6 is:

Annual Savings:
5 kg CO2e
<0.1% of your GHGs

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