You can save on your monthly energy bills and reduce your impact on the environment by choosing more energy efficient lighting in your home.
Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) can save you a lot because a large percent of your overall monthly energy usage is lighting. CFLs contain mercury and should be disposed of properly. Contact your local waste management center for info.
Also, some people don’t like the light that fluorescent bulbs put out especially for the living space areas. However, with incandescent standard bulbs, if you use a dimmer and keep the lights dimmed down you can still reduce your energy usage.
Consider using high pressure sodium lights for outdoor lighting. Sodium lights use 50% less watts to get the same light, and have 10 times the bulb life.