Products and ideas to help you remember to switch off
Need a little help remembering to switch off? There are several options to help make your life easier – have a look below to see if some of these products might steer you in the right direction.
Not a fan of the dark, or need to see where you’re stumbling on your way to the loo at silly o’clock in the morning?
There’s no need to leave a landing light on; a plug-in nightlight may be just what you’re looking for. This one turns on at dusk and off at dawn so you don’t accidentally leave it on all day long. They use very little electricity and a decent one will last you years!
If you’re looking for something snazzy yet cosy for the children’s bedroom, could work a treat. It claims to create a calm environment, whilst promoting the natural sleep response. It sounds so good I’d like one. Falling asleep to a natural sunset every night? Yes please!
Socket plug timers
These are great for putting a lamp and other electrical items on a timer. This is useful if you are likely to be home late or when you’re away. Gone are the days of keeping the landing light on 24/7.
To make life even more convenient, you can now control your electrics from the comfort of your sofa. You can even control them from the comfort of someone else’s sofa. Yes, you guessed it, there is a smart plug!
Working with smart speakers for voice command or by the touch of an App you can turn your lights or appliances off wherever you are! This is great if you have forgotten the lights or left the iron on in a mad dash to leave for work.
Phillips have a whole host of smart goodies to make switching the light off easier – they even have a starter kit!
Dimmer switches reduce the amount of electricity used and are great for gaining some light when eyes are sensitive without having to go full beam!
You can get them fixed in by an electrician or built into your lamps. You can also dim down on a smart bulb!
Motion sensor light bulb
Let’s not forget outdoors. We all hate being stuck on the doorstep, looking for our keys in the dark, but no need to leave a light on permanently. A means you don’t have to change your perfect light fixture, just the bulb.
Don’t want to switch your bulb? You can switch to a screw in motion sensor switch instead.
Keep on switching off!
I really hope some of these products might help remove some barriers to switching off. Some of them seem like a big initial investment, but think of all the money you will save by being able to switch all those lights off!