Lighting Tips To Brighten Your Budget

Utility prices are in the spotlight as rates rise and homeowners foot the bill. Energy prices now exceed $110 a month for the average American, and as a result, cost-conscious consumers are considering ways to cut energy consumption. Some have turned to creative lighting solutions to illuminate a path to savings. If you find yourself glaring the next time you look at your electric bill, here are three ideas designed to brighten your home without lightening your wallet.

Get the LED Out

Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs will be a fixture in the future, but they are already in widespread use today. Although consumers can expect to pay more initially for LEDs, the long-term savings are significant. With an energy consumption of just 25 percent that of its incandescent cousins and a lifespan 25 times longer, LEDs – especially those boasting the ENERGY STAR rating – will lower your lighting costs …