Energy efficient light bulbs use up to 80% less energy than a normal bulb. The may appear more expensive when purchasing, but last 10 times longer and can save £40 during their lifetime. Energy efficient lighting comes in a surprisingly wide range of shapes and styles.
LED Lights are more expensive, but may last even longer than energy efficient bulbs, typically up to 20 years.
Always allow natural daylight into the rooms by keeping the windows clean and unobstructed. Sunlight can also contribute to heating your home, particularly in stone buildings such as those in the New Town. The sun warms up the fabric during the day and this heat is later released during the evening.