Low energy bulbs use less power than conventional bulbs to achieve the same level of brightness and last on average 10 times longer, which means less electricity, less carbon in the atmosphere and extra money in your pocket in the long-term.
Replace old filament and halogen bulbs in your house with the much more energy efficient CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamps) or LED bulbs. CLFs are the twist-shaped bulbs which fit most standard lamps and light fittings and have seen vast improvements in terms of light quality over these short few years. While LED lights are the perfect choice for specialist fittings such as in-built ceiling spot lights.
You can buy your low energy bulbs from most supermarkets, hardware and electrical stores.
Did you know that on average 30% of office workers leave their computer on overnight?
Leaving appliances on standby mode is not just an issue in our work environment but also at home. The average household spends 9% of their electricity bills on wasted 'standby' energy, costing approximately €115 or £100 a year. By switching off appliances at the socket you’ll save money and energy!
This is a really simple and practical action to take. Turn off all your appliances properly, preferably at the socket. That includes computers, monitors, printers, televisions, DVD players, games consoles, mobile phone and mp3 chargers, microwaves and other kitchen appliances.
When buying new gadgets, remember to check out their energy rating (aim for A+) and look out for the EST Recommended logo (Energy Saving Trust).