Aren’t You Smart: How to Achieve Smart, Sustainable Lighting and Energy Savings

Here’s a light bulb moment: lighting your home in an artistic, functional, and stunning way doesn’t have to strain energy consumption (or your wallet). Here’s how.

Be a Control Freak: Adjust your light output for exactly what you need—from 0 to 100%. Consider a control panel that will let you manage lighting during different parts of the day, even if you’re not at home.

Be Sensor-tive: Consider occupancy sensors that will trigger lights on when you’re in a room, and shut them off after a period of inactivity.

Get Responsive: Try daylight-responsive controls that dim the lights in response to the availability of sunlight. You’ll save energy because when your light system delivers exactly what’s needed- no more, no less.

Know Your Ps and Qs About LEDs: LED lights are the greenest option, using 80% less energy and lasting longer than incandescent bulbs. However, not all LED lights are created equal. There are many low-cost LED bulbs on the market, but they normally sacrifice lighting quality to save energy. The best advice: Avoid them! They distort color perception in indoor spaces. And, check for an ENERGY STAR rating before purchasing yours, or talk to a FLOS expert.

Size Matters: Make sure you’re choosing the right size bulb for a specific area. Choose higher wattage for task lighting, and less for ambient and accent lighting.

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