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Lighting - energy saving tips

Here are some simple tips to help you reduce the amount of electricity used for lighting your workspace when working from home:

Arrange your workspace to allow maximum daylight

Arrange your workspace to allow maximum daylight

For example, try to work near a window or in the brightest room read more

For example, try to work near a window or in the brightest room read less
Make use of task lighting

Make use of task lighting

Only use the lights that are required for the task and avoid lighting the whole room read more

Only use the lights that are required for the task and avoid lighting the whole room read less
Don’t switch on the lights unless you need them

Don’t switch on the lights unless you need them

Hold off switching on lights in the evening until necessary read more

Hold off switching on lights in the evening until necessary read less
Turn off the lights

Turn off the lights

Switch them off after leaving a room and where you don't need them read more

Switch them off after leaving a room and where you don't need them read less
Clean your windows regularly

Clean your windows regularly

especially the windows in your workspace. This will ensure that you take full advantage of maximum sunlight read more

especially the windows in your workspace. This will ensure that you take full advantage of maximum sunlight read less
Clean your lights, bulbs and shades

Clean your lights, bulbs and shades

This will help increase their brightness read more

This will help increase their brightness read less
Avoid net curtains or blinds

Avoid net curtains or blinds

These reduce daylight penetration of the room read more

These reduce daylight penetration of the room read less
Switch to energy saving light bulbs

Switch to energy saving light bulbs

LED lightbulbs can usually be found in larger supermarkets read more

LED lightbulbs can usually be found in larger supermarkets read less