With the cost of living rising and energy prices in particular soaring sky high, people are looking for ways they can cut back on day-to-day expenditure around the home. Making lots of small changes can help you to avoid getting a big electricity bill in the mail and one of those ways is cutting down on the amount of light you use. This can be a difficult change to make, though, particularly as so many of us now work from home and rely on longer periods of light use. There is another way you can use less light without compromising your eye sight or attention to detail, and that is by using lamps.
Lamps can help you beat energy price increases by providing more targeted and efficient lighting compared to using overhead lighting. Here are some ways lamps can help you beat energy price increases.
Using a lamp for task lighting, such as for reading or working at a desk, means you only need to light the area where you need it, rather than the entire room. This can help you save on energy costs by reducing the need for overhead lighting.
The right lampshade style can also help direct light onto your workspace so that you don’t have to change your ideal set up just to catch the light.
Timers and dimmers
The addition of a timer or a lamp with a dimmer switch allow you to control when and how much light is used, which will ultimately help you save on energy costs. For example, you can set a lamp to turn on only when you need it so that you come home to a light space but do not need to leave the light on while you are out. Dimmer switches are useful for reducing the brightness of the lamp over the course of the day in order to save energy.
Most lamp bases will allow for the use of energy-efficient bulbs such as LEDs or CFLs, which use less energy and last longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. While the initial cost of these bulbs may be higher, they can save you money in the long run by reducing energy consumption and the need for frequent bulb replacements. These light bulbs usually come in an array of light colours (from soft to bright whites, blues and yellows) so you can achieve your desired look and the level of light you need.By using lamps strategically and choosing energy-efficient options, you can help reduce your energy consumption and save on energy costs over time, helping you beat energy price increases.