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Even if you're going to be gone for just a few minutes, turn off the lights when you leave a room. Seems simple, but if you look around your house or workplace, you'd be surprised at how many lights are left on for no reason.

 Should I Turn Off Fluorescent Lighting When Leaving A Room?

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Some people will argue that there is a downside to switching off the lights too often. If you have certain fluorescent bulbs, there are some situations where its better to leave the lights on if you'll be gone for less than 15 minutes (see article below)

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