“With warmer weather and longer days ahead, it’s important you take the time to change any garden lights that run on timers. Make sure you switch off those you don’t need to keep on before you go to bed too, as two outdoor 60W lights left of overnight could add up to £63 to your yearly bill.”
“Better still, use solar lighting as much as possible in your garden. As well as being the most environmentally-friendly option, it’s also cheap, safe and emits a dim glow which is less likely to disrupt wildlife than brighter lights.
“If you need security lighting, you can get great wire-free, motion-activated solar security models that work all year long, even in the winter when there is less sunlight. For wired lights, opt for those with motion sensors to avoid wasting electricity by keeping them on permanently overnight. It’s also vital to check they’re working properly – oversensitive halogen security lights could mean an extra £25 on your bill every year.”