Get Lit for the Holidays

Normally we encourage everyone to turn off the lights, but as it’s the holidays, we’re all for a little sparkle and shine … especially considering the cornucopia of LED lights and timers. With the winter solstice hitting at precisely 11:28 AM on Thursday December 21, even more reason to inject some light into these darkest days of the year.

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Funfact: LED lights use 80% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent lights.

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Funfact: Some LED lights can change colour, so you can go from elegant monochrome to festive multicolour in the same strand of lights.

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And while you enjoy all the lights of the season, don’t forget to power down everywhere else. If you’re taking a break from work for a while, turn off your lights, computer, printer … anything with a plug and a switch…

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“Turn it off before you go go” has been our catchy way to  encourage lights-off behaviour. We’ve kept it going for George.

Speaking of turning it off before you go go, I have to add Ed’s amazing poem…

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If you’re going somewhere sunny or snowy, turn down your thermostat, water heater, fridge and unplug small appliances to save energy while you’re away.

P.S. as a holiday present, check out these Smart Thermostat $100 Rebates for Ontario Homes. Starting December 13, 2017 purchase and install one of the qualifying smart thermostat models and receive a $100 rebate from Save on Energy and the Green Ontario Fund.

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