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Dec 2, 2013
Energy Saving and Cost Effective Strategies to Brighten Up your Holiday Season
Season’s Best Cost Saving Tips to Keep your Days Very Merry and Bright…and Energy-Efficient, too!
Top 5 Energy-Saving Strategies for the Year Ahead
1. Look for Energy Smart products and ENERGY STAR labels
2. Invest in the best ceiling fans to provide cooling in summer and better warm air circulation during the cold, winter months.
3. Opt for the latest automated systems, lighting controls and cool new switches.
4. Accessorize with LED nightlights in hallways and bathrooms.
5. Play it safe. Keep clutter to a minimum and task light to a maximum.
Show off your fashion-forward, good sense—get rid of inefficient, old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs. Why wait until January to comply with new lighting codes and requirements? Get a jump-start on making your home and office environments more energy-efficient now. Replace old bulbs with new energy-efficient halogen, CFL (compact fluorescent) and LED (light emitting diode) bulbs.
Check out the latest energy-saving solutions in home lighting and accessories:
Under-cabinet LED strip lights and tape lighting.
LED Christmas lights and novelty lamps.
Tabletop candlelight and energy saving low lights.
ENERGY STAR-qualified ceiling fans.
BE CEILING FAN SAVVY
“The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) annual survey of consumer preferences indicates that ceiling fans are one of the Top 10 most likely products to include in new construction.” –www.enlightenmentmag.com/ceiling-fans/ceiling-fans-come-of-age
Ceiling fans—especially those with ENERGY STAR-qualified AC motors and the latest DC fan motors* –will provide significant cost savings on monthly electric bills when used in conjunction with your heating and cooling systems:
•In warmer climates, you may lower your air-conditioning thermostat a few degrees and maintain the same cooling comfort by adding an energy-efficient fan.
•In cooler climates, you can save on heating costs and electric bills by lowering the thermostat and operating ceiling fans in the reverse mode to push warmer air down from the ceiling.
* “Saving an additional 70 percent in energy has made the DC motor ceiling fan the biggest advance in this industry,” according to Jeff Dross, Corporate Director of Education and Industry Trends, to enlightenment Magazine (August 8, 2013).
The latest ceiling fans and decorative portable fans include Traditional, Retro, Rustic and Futuristic designs. Get expert advice and personalized attention: Professional lighting consultants at Capitol Lighting will help you to custom-design ceiling fans and lighting control systems for your home or office space.
Experience illustrious energy-saving illumination and comfortable eco-friendly air circulation with the most affordable, energy-saving light fixtures and ceiling fans.
INVEST IN THE BEST ENERGY-EFFICIENT LANDSCAPE LIGHTING
New Kichler landscape lighting products are the go-to choice for energy-efficient landscape lighting that is luxurious and affordable. Cost-saving outdoor light fixtures accommodate LED lamps, as well as CFL and halogen.
Creative concepts in landscape lighting include Kichler’s TaskWork LED Tape Lighting. Available in an outdoor/wet version, these LED lights are sleek and ultra-low profile. They are versatile, easy to install and affordable. This highly flexible, 24-volt tape is fully dimmable and comes in a variety of color options and convenient lengths up to 20 feet.
Kichler-The Premium Choice in Landscape Lighting TM , offers decorative path lights, accent lights, specialty items, transformers, LED lamps and accessories for residential and commercial lighting applications.
For more information on LED lamps, energy-efficient landscape lighting and cost-saving light fixture applications, visit with a professional lighting consultant at Capitol Lighting or check out the latest energy-efficient landscape lighting, ceiling fans and light fixtures at 1800lighting.com.
May your days be merry and bright and may all your Christmases be in the right light.