Tips and advice for energy-efficient lighting

Do you want to give a boost to your lighting decoration without exploding your energy bill? Choose lighting adapted to your needs and desires and adopt a few simple actions! This will allow you to reduce your electricity bill. For top-notch lighting , here are some tips and tricks to stay calm when flipping the switch.

Lighting is a central element of interior decoration. A pretty table lamp here, a floor lamp at the end of the sofa, a beautiful pendant light above a table or cool wall lights as headboards and your decoration is transformed!

How to choose the right lighting to save energy and protect the environment?

It is from the moment you purchase your lighting that you need to ask yourself the right questions. The ideal is to choose an eco-designed lighting fixture . Choose lighting fixtures designed to last and made in France. Their impacts on the environment are reduced. Choose lighting fixtures made with durable and resistant materials such as metal and wood for example.

Favor repairable lighting fixtures that are easily dismantled and whose spare parts remain available from the manufacturer. And of course, make sure that the manufacturer really has workshops in France to manufacture and repair its lighting fixtures and thus avoid CO2 emissions linked to transport.

As you know, ALUMINOR has workshops in France near Nice. It is in these workshops that a large part of the lighting fixtures sold by ALUMINOR are manufactured.

It is then necessary to wisely choose the light source (bulb) most suited to the chosen luminaire and your lighting needs. Depending on the lighting model chosen and its power, the bulb will have more or less impact on the environment. Incandescent and halogen bulbs are now banned because they consume too much energy. Compact fluorescent (or low consumption) bulbs have replaced them. But the champion in all categories is the LED bulb ! Its energy consumption is the lowest of all bulbs available on the market. It will allow you to make big energy savings ! For example, if you select an E14 8W LED bulb, it will consume approximately 2 times less energy than a compact fluorescent bulb , all for the same light intensity!

Very simple actions to make significant energy savings!

Adopt a few simple actions: your lights may be magnificent and your decoration super stylish, there is no need to leave all your lights on: remember to turn off lamps , floor lamps , wall lights and pendant lights as soon as you leave a room!

And if you only light the lights you need: boom, that’s new savings for you and positive consequences for the planet!

If you are a fan of lighting , even if lighting is generally no longer the most electricity-consuming item in a home, it may be interesting to choose your electricity supplier carefully to control your bill. Online price comparison sites are free and can save you time.

You can also decide to take out a “green” electricity subscription. This electricity is produced from renewable energy sources.

Finally, remember that reducing electricity consumption also means reducing your energy bill!

Choose your lighting carefully , adapt the light source to your needs and adopt a few simple actions: the planet will thank you and so will your wallet!