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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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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