COOPERSBURG, Pa., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- If every home in the US installed two dimmers in place of two standard light switches, the potential annual savings could be $1.2 billion in electricity and close to 25 billion pounds of CO2.
Here are some Lutron tips for saving energy:
Installing dimmers is an easy green home improvement, saving energy and providing longer lasting bulbs.
Lutron dimmers work with all types of light sources: incandescents, halogens, dimmable compact fluorescents (CFLs) and dimmable LEDs.
Lutron's full line of occupancy/vacancy sensor turns lights on automatically when you walk into a room and turns them off when you leave, ideal for a child's room, garage or laundry room.
Automated shades help lower cooling costs in the summer by blocking direct sunlight. Shades can also help reduce heating costs in winter by welcoming light during the day and provide additional insulation at night.
Small appliance control
The Lutron plug-in appliance module allows for switching control of small appliances and other non-lighting loads. It receives commands from sensors or keypads to turn off standby power when not in use.
Lutron's seeTemp™ can be mounted in locations like exterior walls and sunny spaces. An accompanying wireless remote temperature sensor allows the temperature to be measured in the optimum location. It comes with an "eco" button for energy savings.
Lutron products are available at home improvement centers, lighting showrooms, electrical distributors, online and from local electrical and audio/video professionals.
About Lutron Electronics (www.lutron.com)
Lutron Electronics, headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, designs and manufactures energy-saving lighting controls, automated window treatments and appliance modules for both residential and commercial applications. Its innovative, intuitive products can be used to control everything from a single light, to every light, shade and even stand-by power in a home or commercial building.
SOURCE Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.