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Until recently, there weren’t many options when it came to lighting up your Longboat Key, Florida, home. Incandescent bulbs and fixtures that used a lot of power were just about all you could find. However, those days are long gone. Today, you can find a bevy of eco-friendly light bulbs, fixtures, and other options that make your home appealing and warm. If you’re looking to upgrade the lighting in your home, here are some options you can’t afford to miss.

CFL and LED Bulbs

The easiest and quickest method to making your home lighting eco-friendlier is simply by replacing your light bulbs. CFL and LED bulbs are exceptionally efficient, often lasting six to 15 times longer than conventional incandescents. They also help reduce monthly energy bills, while providing the same wattage and brightness that you desire.

Solar Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting isn’t just important for accenting the exterior aesthetics of your home. It’s also a safety feature that allows guests to walk with ease on sidewalks and decks, as well as a deterrent for potential burglars. Unfortunately, some landscape lighting uses a high-voltage system that takes an excessive amount of electricity, but there is a solution. By replacing your current system with solar lighting, you can save some cash and the future of the planet.

Upgrade Your Fixtures

If you just bought an older home, or you haven’t made any upgrades to a home you’ve owned for a while, now is the time. What makes this time better than any other is that technology has ushered forth a new era in light fixtures. With ENERGY STAR-approved fixtures, you’ll enjoy the same lighting you get with older fixtures, but this time, with only a fraction of the energy usage. ENERGY STAR fixtures come in all the latest styles. No matter if you’re sprucing up the kitchen, foyer, or bathroom, you’re sure to find something that works for you.

Taking your lighting to the next level of eco-friendly isn’t difficult if you follow these steps. If you need someone to help you along the way with installation and wiring, that’s when it’s time to call Aqua Plumbing and Air today at (941) 306-3715.

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