Roll over the images to find out some great electrical facts and some energy, electrical and lighting saving tips for your home...

A bolt of lighting can measure up to three million (3,000,000) volts and it lasts less than one second.

Lighting your home accounts for 18% of the average person's electricity bill so it's easy to see how savings can add up. Remember to turn off lights in rooms you are not using.

Don’t Leave Electrical Appliances on Standby…switching off at the main power button will save you energy and money.

Voltage means electrical pressure. The higher the voltage the more electricity there is flowing through the power line.

Voltage means electrical pressure. The higher the voltage the more electricity there is flowing through the power line.

A 600 megawatt natural gas plant can power 220,000 homes.

Electricity travels at the speed of light, more than 186,000 miles per second!

Electric current is measured in amperes (amps).

Items left on standby use up to 85% of the energy they would use if fully switched on. An extra million tonnes of carbon will be released into the atmosphere through this power wastage.

Changing traditional light bulbs to
energy-saving equivalents can make a big difference to your bills.

Lightning is a discharge of electricity in the atmosphere. Lightning bolts can travel at around 210,000 kph, and reach nearly 30,000 °C in temperature.

Thomas Edison invented more than 2,000 new products, including almost everything needed for us to use electricity in our homes: switches, fuses, sockets and meters.