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3 Fall and Winter Lighting Tips

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  • October 01, 2018

Are you concerned about higher utility bills this upcoming cold season? Here are 3 simple lighting design tips to help manage your energy use during the darker days of fall and winter.


As the dark nights loom closer, it’s nearly the time of year when the only daylight you see is fleeting. Making sure that your home’s lighting design gives you the perfect mix of lighting for all times of day is more important than ever.

In fact, hiring professional electrical services to update your home lighting for the fall/winter can have many benefits, including:

  • lower utility bills
  • improved mood
  • more comfortable and convenient living space
  • better safety for you and your family
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    3 Lighting Design Tips to Lower Your Utility Bills This Winter

    Fall and winter in Calgary mean dark mornings and evenings and this shortage of natural light means that your home lights will be on even longer, greatly increasing your utility bills. If you want to keep your costs low, then it’s important to adjust your lighting design to minimise usage and ensure your bulbs are as energy-efficient as possible.

    Here are some simple tips to help get you started:

    1. Use Your Outdoor Lighting Only When Needed

    While outdoor lighting is absolutely essential to keep your home and loved ones safe, leaving them on unnecessarily can be very costly. Some of the ways to keep your utility bill down include:

  • turning off your outdoor lights before you go to bed
  • getting an LED retrofit
  • putting your lights on a timer
  • using motion detectors so your lights can automatically turn on and off only when you need them
  • installing solar light fixtures which will only come on when the sun is down
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    2. Dim Your Lights

    One of the biggest lighting design aspects you shouldn’t overlook during the winter is the importance of a dimmer. Not only do dimmers control the level of light needed for any given situation (eg. a medium light for watching TV and a low light for bed-time), they also reduce the amount of energy your light uses, saving you money on your energy bills.

    Don’t have dimmers in your home?

    Making the move from switches to dimmers is simple and easy when you hire a professional electrical service. In addition, this transition is relatively inexpensive considering your possible energy savings!

    Tip: Many designer lighting fixtures come with dimmers built in already, so make sure to talk to your electrician about all your options.

    3. Consider an LED Retrofit in High Use Places

    This single step will be one of the best you can take if you’re looking to save money on lighting this fall/winter. At FML, we offer affordable and convenient LED retrofit options, which involve renovating your existing lighting fittings to make them compatible with LED bulbs.

    An LED retrofit will:

  • save you time and money because you don’t have to replace all your existing fittings
  • allows you to keep your existing fittings, which is beneficial if they are expensive, high quality, or unique
  • allow you to create a customised atmosphere for any space in your home
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