Brits are wasting £4.4 billion every single year by leaving lights on at home

Are you guilty of unnecessary electricity use?

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You may shudder when you find out how much money you've been wasting by leaving lights on in your home, whether you’re in the property, at work or sleeping.

New research by , the contemporary homeware and furniture retailer, has revealed that Brits are wasting £4.4 billion every single year by leaving lights on at home.

Around 21 per cent of Brits admit to leaving lights on when going to work which produces enough carbon emissions to match 45 flights around the world, while 10 per cent regularly do so when leaving a room and 7 per cent keep a light on when going to bed.

But unnecessary electricity use isn’t just having an effect on Brits’ pockets – it’s also causing arguments, according to the national survey, which was informed by 1,000 members of the UK public. Leaving lights on was the top reason for couple arguments when at home, with 67 per cent of respondents admitting to this.

In terms of locations, the worst culprits for wasting electricity include Newcastle, Manchester, Nottingham, London and Cardiff.

Take a look at the infographics below for more information...

Whilst in the House - leaving lights on - infographic - Utility Design
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Whilst at Work - leaving lights on - infographic - Utility Design
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Whilst Sleeping - leaving lights on - infographic - Utility Design
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Richard Skelton, brand and e-commerce director at Utility Design, said: ‘Lighting can make or break an indoor or outdoor space, and here at Utility we recognise the importance of well-designed, functional lighting. However, this study goes to show that it’s worth being conscious of our energy consumption and switching off unused lights, from both a personal finance (saving money) and an environmental point of view.

‘It was interesting to find out that the bathroom is the main room where people accidentally leave on the lights – perhaps we are slightly too bleary-eyed after our morning showers to make sure that we are being responsible with our energy consumption.’





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