DIY Projects

Project File #23
Do It Yourself
Sooner Or Later
Immediate energy savings

Adding more high-efficiency lighting is an easy way to save energy fast.

Upgrading the lighting in your home can be a simple, immediate way to save energy—not to mention improve the look and feel of your home’s living spaces. And the best way to make sure your new bulbs are energy efficient? Look for the ENERGY STAR® label.

Project Overview

Tools and Materials:

  • Energy-efficient light bulbs


  • Always use caution when working near electricity
  1. Take a look around your home and evaluate where you most often use electric lighting. Once you’ve identified some high-use areas, take a tally of how many you feel ready to replace with a more efficient option.
  2. Choose the type of bulbs you’d like to use in your home. There’s more variety than you might expect, and you can choose color temperatures that meet your needs and fill your home with light you’ll love.

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