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Home Living : June 28th 2011
4 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Save with the right lights Switch off when you leave the room The ban on incandescent light bulbs is under way and there are now energy-efficient alternatives to help you save up to $100 per year on energy bills. Ausgrid's energy efficiency expert, Paul Myors, said lighting wasn't the biggest energy user in the home but easy to make improvements on. Standard incandescent light bulbs were banned in February, 2010, but you might still have some in use at home. ''They're very inefficient so it's best to have a quick look around your home and replace them with newer globes that will save you up to $80 per year and reduce greenhouse emissions,'' Mr Myors said. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) shine just as bright as standard bulbs, last up to 10 times longer and use 80 per cent less energy. The lamps are available in a range of wattages and designs, and some are dimmable. Another option is the halogen energy saver bulb which is 30 per cent more efficient than the banned bulb and lasts twice as long. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are the newest development in lighting. They can be expensive but have a maximum life expectancy of up to 50,000 hours. That's about 50 years for the average household light, and LEDs can use up to 75 per cent less energy than the standard incandescent. It's a myth that switching lights off and on uses more energy than leaving them running. The simplest way to save on lighting is to switch them off in rooms that aren't being used. This will save up to $40 per year. Details: www.ausgrid.com.au; Follow Paul on Twitter: @PMyors---Ausgrid HOMELIVING www.designarobe.com.au • FREE Measure & Quote • 10 Years Guarantee CUSTOM MADE BUILT IN WARDROBES firstname.lastname@example.org Unit 2, 68-72 Derby Street, Silverwater 2128 Showroom Open 6 Days We await your visit to our showroom! p 9748 0844 f 9748 0546 BUILDING LIC NO 204289C 2080543i 31/5 Phone: (02) 9986 3802 Mobile: 0414 223 814 Website: www.gazebodirect.com.au 2115900 28/6 DISPLAY ADDRESS: 18 Myoora Road, Terrey Hills NSW Gazebos with a difference Kitchens Bathrooms Doors Laundries Toilets from $19 5 full ceramic 4 panel solid timber maple Doors Crazy! $135 30% off Custom Made Kitchens SALE Vanities from $199 Solid timber maple French Doors Crazy! $169 AusLux Stainless Steel Sinks from $110 24 Bridge Street, RYDALMERE - off Victoria Rd Ph 9898 1200 www.auslux.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS Mon - Fri 9.00am-5.00pm Saturday 9.30am-2.00pm Sunday 9.30am-1.00pm Bathroom Accessories from $15 Taps from $45 Shower Screens from $375 Home Improvement 2247034i 12/4 SYDREALBMAR21_2 Master Licences: VIC No. 65201491P | WA No. SA37852 | SA No. ISL152299 | NSW No. 405187443 | ACT No. 17501009 | QLD No. 3258669 *The $200 discount is available only to persons entering into a 3 year Initial Term alarm monitoring contract. Total monitoring price for the Initial Term is $1150.20, payable in 36 monthly installments of $31.95. Price for alarm installation is $790.00, $200 off RRP of $990.00. This price includes installation of 1x Alexor Panel, 1x Keypad Prox Tag, 2x Wireless PIR, 1x 2-Way Outdoor Siren and 1x Power Supply & Back up Battery & Telephone Lead. Offer valid until 30 September 2011 and is subject to the customer signing ADT s standard Customer Service Agreement, a copy of which is available at w ww.adtsecurity.com.au What s the real cost of a break-in? Anxiety, sleep loss, insurance costs and loss of precious memories can last long after a break-in. Get peace of mind knowing ADT Security is helping to protect those things that matter the most to you. With full installation, fast alarm response and 24/7 monitoring, wherever you are, rest assured ADT Security is Always There. Contact ADT Security now on 131 238 or adtsecurity.com.au 200 $on your new alarm installation* SAVING
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