Sense justifies the decision.

Outside garage lights are six 60 watt candelabra bulbs. When I first got Sense they weren’t detected but I saw that when the lights came on it was about 350 watts. I was leaving them on dusk- dawn but cut back on that schedule after seeing the usage (Thank you Sense!). At the time, replacing them with LED bulbs, based on cost, didn’t make financial sense- as the bulbs blew out I would replace them. A couple months later Sense identified the outside garage lights, I put the Sense app on my wife’s phone and she saw the 348 watt bubble and made a comment on how much energy the outside garage lights used (Thank you again Sense!). Sense estimates $81 per year to run those lights. Since I had a recent reminder about usage from my wife, was in Home Depot and they had the LED lights on a sponsored NH Saves deal. Two 3-Packs cost me $15 ($7.50 each). Each LED light is estimated to use .67 cents per year. Bye-Bye incandescent outside garage lights….

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Without Sense I would never have thought the six candelabra lights would use that much power and cost $80 per year. Sense provided awareness and the information that justified it made sense financially to replace those lights.

One Reply to “Sense justifies the decision.”

  1. LED bulbs make a massive difference. We have two light fixtures in our kitchen, one over the food prep island and the other over the sink. Each one has 4 pendants that needed a GU10 50w Halogen bulb. Turning on the kitchen lights was 400w. Replaced them with compatible LED GU10’s read at 4.5w (36w total). Dimmable too.

    From 400w to 36w! Inspired us to do the whole house & garage converting about 6400w of incandescent lighting to 682w of LED lighting and knocking 7 – 11 kWH off our daily wintertime consumption.

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