How to save money on your electricity bill
Lighting accounts for 15 per cent of a typical household’s electricity bill. You can cut your lighting bill and energy use by changing which bulbs you use and how you use them. Houses typically use
a mixture of standard light fittings and downlighters or spotlight fittings. Energy efficient bulbs are available for both types of fittings. There are two main types of energy efficient light bulbs available in the UK.
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). Both types of bulbs are a cost-effective option for most general lighting requirements. Replacing a halogen light bulb with an LED of the same brightness will last up to 10,000 hours/10 years or longer. Replacing all bulbs in your home with LED alternatives could save about £50 a year on your electricity bills.