Lighting accounts for 25 percent of an average home's electricity bill. Changing a single 75 watt light to a more energy efficient, 20-watt Energy Star bulb or fixture can save your family as much as $60 a year in energy costs. And when you cut your home energy use, you reduce pollution from power plants that make electricity. That's why replacing that bulb for a more efficient one can be as good for the environment as not driving your car for more than two weeks.
Typically, the five most used lights in a home are found in the kitchen ceiling, in living room table and floor lamps, in the bathroom, and outdoors on a porch or post. Learn more about ways you can save money while making your home brighter and more comfortable.