The new Philips LED flood light for indoor recessed and track lighting applications is energy efficient and produces a soft white light. The bulbs last up to 15 years and are guaranteed not to hum. Philips LED lights are available at The Home Depot.
Unlike standard incandescent bulbs, LED lights (Light Emitting Diodes) don’t have a filament that will burn out, so they last a very long time. In fact, you could burn an average LED eighteen hours a day for almost 8 years before it would stop working! An LED bulb will even outlast most compact fluorescent bulbs.
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%.
Tubular skylights are a great way to provide natural light in dark rooms, closets, and hallways. The interior of the tube contains a highly reflective surface, so sunlight is reflected into the room throughout the day. Tubular skylights are easier to install than traditional skylights and provide light during the day without using any electricity.
Natural light in homes can have a positive influence on our mood while reducing the energy used by artificial lighting. Take advantage of natural lighting during daylight hours to brighten up your home by installing mirrors in strategic locations to reflect sunlight. In rooms with little or no natural light, consider installing tubular skylights in the ceiling to provide natural light.
These LED surface mounted accent lights are available in battery powered or wired versions, and are great for mounting under cabinets or for accent lighting. LED bulbs stay cool to the touch and use half of the electricity of regular bulbs. They’re easy to install and can last up to 20 years. LED Accent lights from Hampton Bay are available at The Home Depot stores.