Lowering Electricity Use Tip #51 – Turn Off Lights When Leaving The Room

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 51, Turn Off Lights When Leaving The Room . Do you? Even if the room has only energy saving CFL or LED light bulbs, it is still a waste of electricity, and thus your money from higher electric bills, if the light is left on yet no one is in the room using that light. So, … [Read more...]

Lowering Electricity Use Tip #50 – Turn Off Lights When Not Needed

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 50, Turn Off Lights When Not Needed . So it is very early in the morning and you turn on the light to read the morning newspaper. In a short while you notice that the sun is up providing you with a lot of light to read yet you still have your table lamp or the ceiling lights … [Read more...]

Using LED Light Bulbs Is Saving Us Money

EcoSmart Par20 8 Watt LED Light Bulbs

A few days ago I wrote about the huge planned increase in electricity rates over the next several years where we live. Today, I wanted to review with you the impact that one of the tactics we are using to try and reduce our home's electric bill is having. The tactic: installing LED light bulbs. In early November last fall we received a large quantity of LED light bulbs from the Home Depot to try. We ordered enough A19 and PAR20 versions to replace about half of the CFL and incandescent … [Read more...]

Daily Home Energy Savings Tip #343 – Heating – Replace Natural Gas Outdoor Lamps

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 343, Replace Outdoor Natural Gas Lamps with CFL’s. Some homes (although none in my area) use natural gas to get a real flame in their outdoor lamps. Natural gas is a non-renewable energy resource and, while much less than coal, does generate polluting emissions into the … [Read more...]

Using Home Depot EcoSmart PAR20 LED Light Bulb

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Two days ago, we started our review of the Home Depot's EcoSmart brand's version of the 8 Watt PAR20 LED light bulb. Today, I wanted to show you how its unique design looks installed in a recessed ceiling light fixture as well as discuss its light output. Now, remember that this LED light will produce 8 Watts (40 Watts equivalent from a halogen light bulb) or 350 Lumens of bright white light output per the package according to the package, which is 44 Lumens per Watt. As well, remember … [Read more...]

Home Depot EcoSmart PAR 20 LED Lightbulb Review

PAR 20 Light Bulb Comparison

Late in 2010, we wrote several articles on different LED lighting for the home. This included many articles on The Home Depot EcoSmart brand 9 Watt A19 LED light bulb and where we used it in our home. This also included articles on a 3 Watt PAR 20 LED light bulb sold by The Home Depot but not part of their EcoSmart line. One issue I had with this 3 Watt PAR 20 LED light bulb was that it was, well, only 3 Watts. Because it was so low wattage, it was not dimmable; then again, who would … [Read more...]

Using Low Wattage PAR 20 LED Light Bulbs In The Bathroom

Mini Recessed Ceiling Lighting by Bathroom Sink and Mirors

In our prior article within this series on using energy and money saving LED light bulbs in the home, we showed how we used 3.5 Watt PAR 20 LED light bulbs in recessed ceiling lights in our daughter's bathroom and bedroom. Today, I wanted to show two areas in the other en suite bathroom in our home where we used this very low wattage LED lighting. First, remember my strategy for using two of these 3.5 Watt LED Par 20 LED light bulbs in my daughter's bathroom ceiling? Well, I tried the … [Read more...]

PAR 20 LED Lighting For The Home

A19 LED vs Incandescent Light Bulb

In the past few articles within this LED home lighting series, we have reviewed different uses of LED type of lighting for typically the most common type of light bulb used in homes in Canada and the United States, the A19 bulb. Having replaced most of the A19 light bulbs, CFL and incandescent, in our home with the EcoSmart 9 Watt (8.6 Watts to be more precise) LED light bulb we were now ready to tackle the second most common light bulb in our home, the PAR 20. Here is a picture of Home … [Read more...]

Using The Home Depot’s Energy Saving EcoSmart A19 LED Light Bulb Review

Beige Floor Vent Cover on Charchoal Floor Tile

Today we continue to our series of articles reviewing energy saving LED lighting for the home. In our previous article on using the EcoSmart LED A19 light bulb from The Home Depot, we focused on using this LED light bulb within ceiling light receptacles for very small areas; a walk-in closet, bathrooms (both on the main floor and in the basement) and a basement landing area. Now, we turn our attention to using this energy saving device in the same type of ceiling receptacles but in larger … [Read more...]

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