Edwards can save energy with holiday lighting

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  • By Jeanette White
  • 95th Civil Engineer and Transportation Directorate
The holiday season is upon us, and many housing occupants enjoy decorating their homes with lights. 

Holiday lighting is allowed in base housing as long as it does not cause damage to the house. In order to conserve energy, occupants need to ensure lights are not left on during the day or after 10 p.m. 

For maximum efficiency, energy cost savings and safety, please remember:
  • Smaller bulbs use less energy. 
  • Make sure bulbs are Underwriter's Laboratory approved, and cords are not frayed or bare wires exposed.
  • Don't string together more lights than directed on the packaging.
  • Make sure any extension cords are capable of handling the lighting electrical load.
  • Unplug lights during the day and before you go to sleep at night or use a timer.
Exterior holiday lights and decorations including attachment devices must be removed by Jan. 15. With everyone's cooperation, we can safely enjoy the holiday while minimizing energy usage. 

For energy-related questions, send e-mail to Eddie Kilowatt at eddie.kilowatt@edwards.af.mil.