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Published on October 22nd, 2007 | by Stephanie Evans

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Light Your Green Kitchen

Anyone who loves to cook knows that a kitchen needs good lighting.  Yet light costs money—and energy.  If you’re designing or remodeling a kitchen, leave room for windows so natural light can reach your work surfaces.  Use motion sensors to detect when people are in the room (and turn off the lights when it’s empty).

Design task lighting so that you can turn on only the lights you need and install energy-efficient light bulbs.  Consider using compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), or, better still, Light-Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs to provide bright lighting with less energy use.



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