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Home Living : June 28th 2011
HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, June 28, 2011 3 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 1300 887 438 www.cleverseal.com.au DEAL DIRECT WITH THE MANUFACTURER Tilt Door Bottom Seal $88.00 (up to 3000mm wide) Panelift Side Seal $99.00 (up to 2500high) Roller Door Top Seal $88.00 (up to 3000mm wide) GST and Delivery included SEAL YOUR GARAGE DOOR Eliminate Draughts, Dust and Pests 2157402i 31/5 Save Energy Alexandria . Chatswood . Seven Hills . Penrith . Newcastle . Wollongong Winter Clearance Sale 131913 accentblinds.com.au Normandy Shutters 15%off Venetian Blinds off 40% 20% Roller Blinds off 40% 20% Call for a free measure and quote Conditions apply. Not valid with any other offer CLADDING PATIO COVERS CARPORTS ALUMINIUM WINDOWS * All prices are subject to a deposit. All prices include installation. Metropolitan areas only. Not to be used with any other promotion. All estimates are based on 24 month term. A retail payment option provided by Certegy Australia Limited ABN 68 050 021 513. Conditions apply. &2%% "!2 2!$)!.4 (%!4%2 &OR FIRST CUSTOMERS #ONDITIONS APPLY -INIMUM PURCHASE MAY SPECIAL ONLY WHY WAIT TILL SUMMER? (AVE YOUR PATIO BUILT NOW AND ENJOY THE COMFORTABLE 2ADIANT 7ARMTH WITH YOUR FREE BAR HEATER 2336506 24/5
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