Do Your Part: 5 ways to lower your lighting costs
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Looking for ways to lower your utility bills? Lowering the amount of energy you use to light your home is one place to start. About 20 percent of your monthly energy usage goes toward illuminating your home, and slashing that bill takes a little more effort than simply turning off the lights. Here are my top five ways to cut your lighting costs so you can Do Your Part and turn on instant savings.

1. Pick the Best Bulb

There are more energy-efficient light bulbs to choose from than ever. Start by migrating to more efficient bulbs as your old ones burn out. Newer bulbs can outlast traditional ones by up to 10 times and can save you up to 75 percent in lighting costs. However, you really need to know which kind of bulb is best for the various fixtures throughout your home. For example, Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) shouldn’t be used in a dimmable or 3-way fixture unless it is specifically designed for that use. Choosing the wrong bulb will drastically shorten its…………… continues on MiamiHerald.com
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Lighting Science founder shapes company from beachside base
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C reative wizard, quirky inventor or shrewd businessman?

Since he first took apart a television as a child, Fred Maxik’s curiosity about electronics put him on a trajectory that landed him in Satellite Beach, where the company he founded designs the next generation of lighting.

The products of Lighting Science Group could help reduce energy consumption worldwide, shave dollars off power bills and reduce U.S. dependence of foreign energy sources.

“We are going to change the way the world does something that is so fundamental to what the world is in ways that we can’t imagine yet,” said the 51-year-old Maxik.

So, is he a wizard, an inventor or a businessman?

“All the above.”

That’s often Maxik’s answer to multiple-choice questions.

Will Lighting Science create mass-market LED light bulbs, focus on complex street and building lighting, or do research to invent new forms of lig…………… continues on Florida Today

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