June 18, 2024

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Cut Home Lighting Cost By 40{b49b303a7b364ea97526b80c05df49c778ed6cb5d57b8fb402e2f2bd6d1200d4}

Introduction

Replacing old lighting with smart lighting and dimmers can save you money in the long-run.

LED Lights Are More Efficient

LED lights are more efficient than incandescent and CFL lights. They use less energy to produce the same amount of light, which means you’ll save money on your electric bill. LED bulbs also last much longer than other types of lighting–some up to 50,000 hours! That’s over 17 years if you keep them on for three hours a day (which is plenty). And since LEDs don’t contain mercury like fluorescents do, they’re safer for both people and the environment when they break down or become obsolete.

LEDs can be dimmed or turned off remotely with a smart home system like Amazon Alexa or Google Home Assistant Plus (a voice-activated speaker). So if you want to go out at night but leave some lights on inside so your pets aren’t left alone in the dark–no problem! Just say “Alexa” into your phone while walking out the door; she’ll turn them off for you before locking up after herself too.*

Smart Lighting Can Avoid Dimmer Use

You can also use smart lighting to avoid dimmer use. Smart lights can be controlled remotely and are often more efficient than turning lights on and off. If you have a smart home system, it’s possible that your voice commands will control your lights as well.

Lower Volts Means Less Amperage

To lower your power consumption, you should reduce the voltage of your light bulb. To do this you will need to purchase a step-down transformer. This device reduces the 120VAC that comes into it down to 12VAC or 24VAC depending on what type of transformer you buy (we recommend buying one that can handle both).

You’ll have to make sure that the wattage rating on your new bulbs matches up with what’s recommended by manufacturers for those lamps (usually between 60W and 100W), but once you’ve done so, you’ll be saving money every month!

Replacing old lighting with smart lighting and dimmers can save you money in the long-run.

  • Replace old light bulbs with LED lights. LED bulbs last longer, use less energy and provide more light than incandescent bulbs.
  • Use smart lighting that can avoid dimmer use. This can be done through programs like Lutron’s Clear Connect or Nest’s Works with Nest program, which allows you to control your home’s lighting from your phone or voice assistant device (e.g., Amazon Echo). When paired with a smart home system like Alexa or Google Assistant, you’ll be able to dim your lights without ever touching them!
  • Lower volts mean less amperage required to power the bulb–and less money spent over time on electricity bills!

Conclusion

We hope you’ve learned a thing or two about how to cut home lighting costs by 40{b49b303a7b364ea97526b80c05df49c778ed6cb5d57b8fb402e2f2bd6d1200d4}. Remember that the easiest way to save money on your home electricity bill is by switching over to LED lights. They use less power and last longer than traditional bulbs, so once you make this switch it will be hard going back! If you want more information on how smart lighting can help reduce dimmer use in your household then check out our blog post here