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The Best Eco-Friendly Lights for Your Log Home

Lighting takes up a large part of your homes energy. Make it efficient to save money and the environment.

Written by Suzanna Logan
043168335379 2018 07 11 13 25
GE’s vintage-shape LED bulbs add dimmable, energy efficient, and long-lasting charm to any space.

Why eco-friendly lights matters

Between 10 and 15 percent of in-home electricity usage comes from lighting.

What you can do to fix it

“Go LED,” says Matt. “It’s a no brainer.” Swapping out incandescent light bulbs for LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs can save hundreds of dollars over the course of the bulb’s lifetime, which can be an astounding 10 to 20 years or more. According to the DOE (Department of Energy), replacing just five of your home’s most-used bulbs with ENERGY STAR LEDs will save $75 in the first year. Other worthwhile fixes: tie  dimmers and timers to interior lights and motion detectors to outdoor fixtures. And, of course, always flip the switch when you leave the room.