Most homes use regular light bulbs and spotlights that are halogen. The option for using less energy would be to replace these lights with either LEDs or compact fluorescents.
Compact fluorescents are typically thought of as “energy-saving” light bulbs and are available practically anywhere. You can purchase compact fluorescent bulbs that have the exact brightness as a typical light bulb and save several dollars annually, which adds up significantly during the lifetime of a bulb.
Accent lights for outdoor use can be solar powered and floodlights for the garden can be energy saving as well.
Many people tend to leave the light on if they plan on returning to an area or a room in the near future. However, it can save energy by turning off lights whenever you do not require them.
Finding ways to reduce your lighting cost not only cuts back on the money you spend on your home but the energy you save as well.