Lighting and Phantom Loads

Lighting and Phantom Loads Offer Opportunities for Energy Savings

UPDATED 10/21/2011

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Non-appliance plug loads are easy targets for conservation

Look for opportunities to cut consumption
Both lighting and non-appliance plug loads are easy targets for conservation. Lighting accounts for nearly 9% of residential energy consumption. Getting rid of incandescent bulbs, which produce mostly heat, and switching to compact fluorescents or light emitting diodes (LEDs) means instant savings.

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