How does lighting affect your electricity bill?

In most homes today, lighting accounts for a small part of the total energy consumption.


What can you do with one kilowatt-hour?

The use of electricity is calculated in kilowatts per hour. How long a kilowatt-hour will last depends on the appliance. With one kilowatt-hour you can:


Most recommend to turn off the lights to save energy. But it's also necessary to remember the importance of light. Artificial light makes our modern life possible and we're not limited to daylight. Light strongly affects our mood and well-being.

A warm, white light makes any room more welcoming, while a bright white light intensifies our emotions, and enhances productivity. A colorful, twinkling light makes any space festive in an instant. The right lighting can have a positive impact on your well-being and the electricity bill.

How to light your home in a smarter way - without keeping the lights turned off

Choose the right bulb

LED bulbs are the best choice. They last 25 times longer than regular incandescent bulbs and consume 80% less electricity. Check the lighting in your home in all areas, remember to check the outdoor lighting as well.

Use dimmer and dimmable LED lights

Adjust the light to your needs with dimmable LED lights. Not all activities require a full-lit room. A dimmed LED light can save up to 80% energy compared to a non-dimmable bulb.

Use task lighting

Direct the light to focus on your activity, for example when you're reading a book or preparing food. Bedside lamps, under-cabinet lights, and reading lamps are a few examples of good task lighting.

Outdoor lighting

Put a timer on your outdoor lighting to only light up during the darkest hours of the day. Remember to adjust the timer after the current daylight. You can also add a motion sensor that turns on the light for a few minutes when it catches movement.


Connect a motion sensor to Garden 24.