Outdoor energy-efficient lighting tips

Add a touch of glam to your yard without increasing costs

Click on the images below to get must-have tips to use when shopping for outdoor lighting to brighten your home.

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Replace bulbs with LEDs

Using only ENERGY STAR® outdoor rated LEDs in fixtures or decorative light strands can add up to savings. Here is how:

  1. LEDs can add up to $135 in savings over their lifetime.
  2. LEDs live up to 25 x's longer than incandescent bulbs.
  3. SRP offers LED discounts at participating Valley retailers.
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Set it. forget it. and save.

  1. Timers: Schedule outdoor lights to turn on or off at appropriate times.
  2. Motion sensors: Install these to save energy and as an added security feature.
  3. Solar lighting fixtures: Place photovoltaic (PV) or solar lights in your yard. The most common use are for pathways and accent lights to help improve safety.
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Think differently

  1. Glow sticks: Drop glow sticks in a balloon to float in your pool or in mason jars/vases to add drama.
  2. Candles: Brighten walkways or tables with candles. For added safety use battery-powered ones for lighting without the risk of fire.
  3. Outdoor fire pits: If you choose to have a fire pit in your yard, install and use it safely. Read these tips from HGTV.
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Don't forget these tips

  1. Look for the ENERGY STAR® label.
  2. Visit sites like Pinterest for inspiration.
  3. Motion sensor lighting and timers help make homes more secure.
  4. Think safety. Light up steps or other accident-prone areas of your yard.
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Find discounted LEDs

SRP offers discounts on several types of LED lamps at participating Valley retailers. These LEDs are labeled and the markdown is given at the register.

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Get indoor lighting tips

On average, lighting can add up to about 8% – 10% of your energy bill. Don't brighten your home by darkening your energy savings. Use these energy-saving tips for indoor lighting from SRP.

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