Green Lighting Tips

In order to stay updated on the latest in green technology, products, and trends, the Wolfers team is constantly researching what’s up and coming in the green lighting industry. Applying research and experience, our lighting consultants are able to guide our clients in finding smart, energy-efficient lighting solutions. Along the way, Wolfers Lighting offers many energy saving and green lighting tips for the environmentally-friendly consumer to consider when lighting their home.

Turn off lights in empty rooms: Sounds easy enough, but many rooms remain unoccupied with the lights on for 40% to 70% of the time, wasting energy and money.

Replace incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient light sources: LED lights, compact fluorescents and halogens are all the suggested lighting options to replace your incandescent light bulbs. In comparison with standard incandescent light bulbs, halogens are 30% more efficient and LEDs and compact fluorescents use 75% less energy.

Dim your lights: Dimming your lights just 25% saves 20% in energy and triples the life of the bulb.Explore all of your light dimming options from individual wall dimmers to entire home lighting controls. Visit the Wolfers Green Zone to play with lighting design and create scenes using different lighting controls.

Install automatic shades: Automatic shades are a great way to save on HVAC in the summer and help insulate your home in the winter, reducing heating bills. Automatically position shades based on the time of day or the season.

Use ceiling fans: Ceiling fans provide a cooling effect that allows you to raise your thermostat a few degrees higher while staying cool. At Wolfers, we carry the finest ceiling fans. Save money and energy without sacrificing comfort.

Replace line voltage systems with low voltage systems: Low voltage lighting systems, which can be designed to operate efficiently at lower wattages than line voltage systems, allow the use of lamps that are extremely compact and still provide high lumen output.

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