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“Electricity Rate”: How to Make Your Light Units Last Longer in Your Home; Expert advice

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  • With the recent increase in electricity rates, some internet users have started looking for ways to make their light units last longer
  • A Nigerian girl said she has charged more than $20,000 in a month, and it’s worrying her
  • An electrical engineer, Uwem Jeremiah, explained five useful ways to make lighting units last longer than usual

An anonymous girl wrote:

“I am so concerned about this electricity tariff increase and I keep wondering how to deal with it. I charged with N2K and only got 9.4 units of light.

“This is so heartbreaking because I haven’t even lasted three days. Now I have to spend more than 20,000 euros on electricity in a month and that is unfair. How can I make my light units last longer?”

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Expert shares how to make electricity units last longer
Electrical engineer talks about how to minimize energy consumption. Photo credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/Getty Images. Depicted person has no relation to story. Photos for illustration purposes only.
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Uwem Jeremiah is an electrical engineer who has worked with a number of renowned companies including Mask Electricals and A-Tech Electrical Engineering Company Ltd.

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Minimize your use of electronics

With this new increase in electricity rates, if one is not careful with energy consumption, the cost of purchasing energy will compete with rent. As a smart person, weigh your options carefully before purchasing electronics.

Check your salary and your full income before purchasing your electronics. For example, you can’t make $50,000 monthly and then you want to use air conditioning.

Air conditioners consume so much energy and it costs about 50% of a person’s electricity costs. Be selective with the electronics you buy and only choose what is necessary.

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Turn off appliances when not in use

If you want to manage your light units, you have to use common sense. Why leave the lights on when there is daylight? If you’re buoyant enough, please go ahead. But if not, turn off those lights. Use it only at night and you will definitely see a change in your electricity consumption.

Buy rechargeable lamps

You can use rechargeable LED energy lights in your home. When the lamps are charged, turn off the power box and only turn it on when you want to use the refrigerator, charge phones or watch television.

By doing this you will save your energy and believe me, your light units will definitely last longer than usual.

Consider solar energy

Solar energy is a great option that has come to stay. If you purchase smaller capacity solar, you can use it for the smaller electronics in your home and only switch to electricity when you need to use your heavy electronics. No sound.”

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In the meantime, previously reported that a Nigerian lady opted for green energy after becoming frustrated with the poor electricity supply in her area.

She invested N3m in a solar system that could power her house and power her household appliances.