Without electricity, it is difficult to imagine a moderna life. But for this pleasure you have to pay, and quite a lot. We decided to share simple tips that can help reduce energy consumption and at the same time not lose anything in brightness. Of course, no one wants to live in the gloom or be content with only daylight. But everyone wants to save, starting with those who need to reduce the economic impact of lighting on the purse, and ending with environmentalists. The easiest advice is to switch off the light more frequently and pull out electrical appliances from the sockets after using them. Such attentiveness allows you to save up to 20% of energy. But beyond that, there are even simpler ways, by using which, you can achieve much greater benefits. Tip 1. "Scientific" Conduct a study by comparing the meter reading in the past and the current month. You can even draw up a graph and indicate the main peak of the load. And if it turns out that at night there is more consumption, then it makes sense to think about installing a two-rate counter. Because the night rate, which operates from 23:00 to 7:00, costs four times less than a day rate. Having installed such a counter, you can very well save. Method 2. "Replaceable" Special energy-saving lamps - one of the most useful inventions in the field of lighting products. Let their price is 10 times more than usual, but there will be a gain on the time of work, and energy consumption will decrease by 5 times. One such light bulb can give much more light, replacing a few pieces of the old sample. And if we compare the incandescent lamp with a power of 60 W and energy-saving, then with an equal intensity of light, the latter consumes only 12 W! Another alternative is the LED lamp, which saves up to 80% of energy, and the service life can exceed 100,000 (!) Hours. Method 3. "Adjustable" There is a huge number of devices that can change the degree of illumination. For example, to save money or to create a cozy environment use dimmers, rotating which you can smoothly reduce the amount of light. And in order to save energy without changing the level of illumination, use motion sensors, digital switches, impulse relays. This allows the lamps to be used only for their intended purpose and does not create inconveniences due to the need to constantly switch on or switch off the light. Method 4. "Natural" Use more natural lighting! Open the curtains, giving access to the light in all corners of the room. To do this, you need to remove all the massive furniture or flower pots in the path of the light stream, and often wash window panes and frames. The cleaner they are, the less electricity you will need to spend in the room, as dust and dirt reduce the level of illumination by 20%. Method 5. "Cozy" is a beautiful unit that gives light and warmth. It is very suitable for any interior due to the variety of options that are offered on the market. Let the light he gives not bright, but comfort and comfort provides in full. Method 6. "Designer" If you repaint walls and ceilings, then additional lighting will be of no use. Light output will be much higher than in the case of black shades, which can reflect only 9% of the light. While the white wall "gives" up to 75% of the rays. In addition to the color solution of the problem of lack of light, for economy, you can use mirrors in the interior, which will bring the level of reflection of the light flux to the maximum.