This week’s Tuesday Tip, turn off the lights. With Day Light Savings in effect until early November, there is more natural light available. Instead of turning on an incandescent bulb, open a blind instead!
Tip #16: Turn off the lights, use natural light instead!
Using natural day light saves money
- Natural day light is free. As opposed to burning coal and turning on an overhead light, using day light costs nothing. Our local water and power company is threatening a 7% cost increase, yuck! Instead of giving them even more of our money, I’m just opening up the blinds instead. During the day, from about 7 am until 6:30 pm, there’s enough light in my living room to read comfortably without straining my eyes.
Using natural day light is good for the environment
- Natural day light is natural, of course. Using it more often reduces my use of power. Power is still mostly generated by coal or dirty power choices. Minimizing my use of electricity means I’m using less dirty energy. It also means the need to replace bulbs, even CFL’s, is reduced limiting the amount of garbage produced.
Are you noticing you turn on your lights after a certain time? Does your home provide enough natural light options?