Use the right light bulbs
Here are a few more energy saving tips from the TEAM at Droogfontein Solar Power.
- The wattage of a bulb is not a measure of the amount of light it gives, but rather the energy it uses. For example, a 100 watt bulb gives 50% more light than four 25 watt bulbs.
- Fluorescent lamps give five times the light and last up to 10 times as long as ordinary bulbs.
- Fluorescent lighting is more economical – Watt for Watt than incandescent bulbs. They use less energy and can last about 10 times longer.
- When they expire, be sure to dispose of them at a designated collection point – they cannot go in the rubbish bin.