blueroomelectronics said:Easy. Turn stuff off.
Lighting is typically less than 4% of a home electric bill. CFL are largely a scam given their high-cost, really poor light output and short life.
Showers, washing clothes, heating, cooking are the main reasons for a high energy bill.
That deserves a rant.
We can't get CFL to last more than a few months, most less than that. Officially 240v here but I use lights a LOT (sometimes I'm close to nocturnal) and late at night the voltage here can measure 250v or slightly over.