Saving energy with good lighting design - In the past, flipping a switch would flood a room with light, regardless of what you were going to do in the space. Today, good lighting design includes options for fixtures, controls, and bulbs - based on how the space will be used.
Lighting a typical Minnesota household accounts for about 10% of the energy needed to operate the home. There are many opportunities to affect that energy use, such as selecting efficient products and using them appropriately.
Types of lighting
Lighting falls under one of four general categories, based on the use of the space to be illuminated. Well-designed lighting incorporates components of all four types in many rooms within a home.