It turns out simply installing LEDs isn’t the be-all-end-all solution for home lighting.
However, it’s an awfully darn good one.
But if you’re a real energy savings maniac, you can drive even more savings.
And here’s how you can do that:
1. Smart Light Switches
These let you control your light switches with your phone or voice.
So, say you’re the type who completely forgets to turn off the lights when you leave home for a little while.
No big deal. Just use your smartphone.
You can also set your lights up on a schedule so you don’t even have to think about turning them on or off.
2. Smart Dimmers
Okay, so you appreciate shades of gray rather than shades of black or white. You don’t want your lights on or off.
You like them shining only at a certain level.
Well, install a smart dimmer switch then!
Oh, and put it on a schedule or connect it to your favorite home assistant so you can control your light with your voice.
By the way, LEDs particularly work well with smart dimmers.
3. On a Budget? Use Smart Plugs
So let’s say you don’t have the money or time to install all these smart devices throughout your home.
No problem. We have you covered.
Just attach your lights or appliances to smart plugs. You plug them into those, and then they in turn plug into your outlet.
Like any smart device, they connect to your smartphone.
4. Strategically Install Motion Sensors Throughout Your Home
Install motion sensors throughout your home where lights most often get left on by accident.
Examples include basements, bathrooms, children’s rooms, closets, entryways, garages, guest rooms, hallways, and any outdoor lights.
You can install them in your kitchen and living room too. But your savings will be minimal because traffic and usage in these areas is so high that they’ll only yield you just small savings.
5. Install Timers
Just like smart plugs, you plug your light or appliance into the timer, and then the timer attaches to your wall outlet.
You can set these up to turn on or off after a predetermined amount of time, or at a specific time of your choice.
As an added bonus, you can use them to improve security by turning your lights on and off at night.
So, yes, you don’t need to have a lot of cash on hand to reap more energy savings from smart lighting.
And these savings can add up quite nicely over time.
How will you use the cash you save?