The Christmas season is here, and so is that time where our neighbourhoods are to be lit up with as much as 30% – 50% an increase in Christmas lighting. As much as they can be a spectacle to attract the masses and bring joy to the season, these novelty lights cost money and consume a whole lot of energy. Powering the lighting will warrant burning more oil, coal and natural gas which is wasteful, since the lights aren’t that essential, and produces more gas emissions and pollutes the environment.
Keep in mind this blog isn’t intended to act as a deterrent to embracing the lighting displays over Christmas; as a lighting company it’s our MO to ensure we keep the lights on every year. As everyone is in the holiday mood and full of celebration, one can still change stance and focus on saving lighting and consuming less energy. Traditionally, the holiday season is a time for more energy use but as a company which wants to ride the tides and change the trends on the use of energy during the festive periods, here are ways on saving lighting during the festive periods.
THE APPLICATION OF LED CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
These Christmas led lights are the ideal replacement for regular Christmas lights, and they are known to consume up to less than 90% energy than standard incandescent lights. They are cheap and more efficient. They offer durability and are safe to use around the home or office.
THE APPLICATION OF SOLAR ENERGY
Solar power is another form of energy which can serve as a substitute for our natural form of light energy. Solar serves as a breakthrough in the lighting industry and would be a great option towards saving energy during the festive period. Solar is natural and does not require burning other forms of energy to generate lighting.
Another highly efficient form of energy that reduces the amount of electricity consumed during the Christmas holiday is the use of fibre optic materials. It is touted to be the ultimate form of energy and very efficient. They make use of a single light bulb found at the bottom of the electric unit to light up whatever they’re placed beneath, reducing energy consumption and saving cost.
NOTE TO COMMERCIAL BUILDING OWNERS
Make use of an energy checklist during this festive period. This reason saves your company and business from consuming much electricity than necessary. The list should have every segment of the energy absorbing device in your company so you can monitor their usage and the amount of energy it consumes along with the time it takes to consume such power.
Make use of rechargeable batteries and power strips for your decorations. Rather than having your decorations plugged directly to where it’ll consume a vast amount of energy, why not plug in a power strip which can be used to turn off an appliance when it’s not in use or make use of rechargeable batteries which are cost-effective or even battery powered decorations, which removes the dependence on electricity entirely.
Holidays are a joyous and fun time, but we must continue to remain conscious of how much energy we consume during this period. To save energy during the festive periods, turn to LED or solar powered forms of energy to keep up your lights up and reduce power consumption.