Lighting up your home

Did you know that 56% of lighting in Victorian homes in inefficient?

The majority of lights installed in homes are inefficient with the usual suspects being incandescent or 12V halogen globes. Yes, they’re cheap but they can be nasty drainers of your electricity and they just don’t have the staying power of florescent lamps or LEDs (light emitting diodes)

Here's some easy ways that you can save:

  • The cost of running a light is directly related to the wattage of the light globe or lamp; so the higher the wattage, the higher the running costs. 
  • Lighting up your home with low energy LED lights could reduce your light’s energy consumption by up to 80%.
  • Good quality LED lights can last for at least 25,000 hours, which makes them more cost-efficient than most other lighting types, as they don’t need to be replaced as often.
  • Think about the light fittings you have in your home. You'll save on running costs if you install pendant or florescent fittings rather than down lights.
  • Remember to switch your lights off when you leave the room and try to use natural light whenever possible.

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Advice provided is indicative only and individual circumstances will affect results. For further information on energy saving tips, please visit the websites listed below.

Lumo Energy:
Victorian Government:

Date: 17 July 2014
Category: Energy Facts

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