Lighting accounts for about 10% of the electricity use in the average U.S. home. If you are still using energy intensive incandescent or halogen bulbs, upgrade to energy saving LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), which are inexpensive, last a lot longer, and give excellent light. LED lighting comes in a wide variety of styles, shapes, and sizes for many uses, including both indoor and outdoor lighting. Some are compatible with dimmers, motion detectors, and daylight sensors. If you replace old light bulbs with LEDs ($1 – $2 each), you can save $100 over the life of the bulb.
Get discounts on LED bulbs. Buy online at the MassSave store for LED bulbs or look for stores near you that participate in the MassSave program. MassSave, the state sponsored energy efficiency program, buys down the cost so you get instant price discounts.
Get Free LED bulbs. If you haven’t had an home energy assessment in over 2 years, take advantage of MassSave’s free LED bulb offer! When you get a virtual no-cost home energy assessment, the inspector will ship LED bulbs to your home for free.
For more ways to lower your energy consumption, go to the Green Newton Take Action! Tool.