Thinking Green

How to Save Energy with Dimmer Switches and Motion Sensors

By: Danny Lipford

Dimmer switches are a great way to enhance the atmosphere in almost any room of your home, but they’re also a great way to think green. Dimming your lights by half, increases your energy savings on that fixture 40%.

While motion sensors on outdoor lighting add safety and security, they’re also a good way to save energy and can be used on interior lights as well. Including dimmers and motion sensors in your home not only saves energy, but it saves money, too.

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Dimmer switches are a great way to create some atmosphere in practically any room of your home, but it’s also a great way to think green. Dimming your lights by half, increases your energy savings on that fixture by 40 percent. If safety and security are important factors in your home, then you understand the need for motion sensors on lighting. But did you know that they’re also a very green idea, too? Typically, you think of using a motion sensor to turn on a floodlight when it detects movement in your yard, or when a car comes into the driveway. But it’s a great idea for interior lights, especially in rooms that aren’t used as often as others. In essence, it eliminates the need to remember to turn off the light. Including dimmers and motion sensors in your home not only saves energy, but it saves money, too. And that’s thinking green!



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