Here is a quick and cheap way to cut the electricity you use for most of your household lights by over 80%
Step 1: Identify locations
Step 2: Install the Socket Adapter
Most hardware type stores will have them. We bought one from Rona Cashway for $6.76
Step 3: LED Christmas Lights
You can use any size of string, the one we used was a 4 watt multi-colored one. We are going to be picking up some of the 2 watt white ones though.
Arrange the string of lights around the base how you want, perhaps in a star pattern or spiral.
Step 4: CFL Bulb
Again, the size is up to you, we are using 13 watt ones ourselves.
Step 5: Enough light to read a book!
This gives you enough light to see as you are moving around and such....
In our first conversion (our bathroom), you can read a book while sitting on the toilet with just the LED's going.
If you need more light....
Step 6: When you really need to see...
When you are finished, pull the chain to turn it back off, and then the light switch as you leave the room.