HOMEOWNER'S GUIDE TO QUALITY OUTDOOR LIGHTING
The guide is designed as a compilation of materials for quick reference for residential lighting.
The IDA Homeowner's Guide to Quality Outdoor Lighting is now available as Practical Guide 3: Residential Lighting, the Good Neighbor Guide.
General tips on household efficiency:
For more general tips on energy efficiency for the home, please refer to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Online Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings. A complete paperback copy is available by clicking here.
Also visit the Practical Guide for Lighting to Reduce Light Pollution and Save Energy by ASTROLab du Mont Megantic.
Quick Outdoor Lighting Tips:
Remember when switching to Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs, you will not need the same wattage as when using an Incandescent. Help preserve dark skies by not over lighting an area because of a simple miscalculation.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency's EnergyStar program have contributed the following table to assist in CFL conversions.
More information is available at the EnergyStar Web site.
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