What’s your energy usage?

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     yamasculia says:


    [attachment=0:28c7fny7]graph_image.png[/attachment:28c7fny7]Hi All,

    I’m particularly interested in energy saving and was drawn to Lightwave as both a way of monitoring and controlling my energy usage.

    I’ve been gathering energy data for a couple of days now and my average over the last 24 hours is: 367 Watts, with a minimum of 160w when we’re out of the house and a max of a whopping 7.83kw in the morning due to a combination of showers and electric hobs.

    Now that I know this, I realised I have no idea if this is good or bad. I know a few of you have other types of energy monitors which may have more active communities, can anyone point me towards somewhere I can compare my electricity usage with other people?

    Alternatively we could use this thread to post our electricity usage. I’ll start. <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />

     Bubble says:


    Hi, also very interested what are you using to gather data as in the chart you have posted

     yamasculia says:


    Hi Bubble,

    Sorry I didn’t see this until now.

    I’m using Cacti, which is an open source graphing app aimed at Network Administrators. The actual graph is made by RRDtool, but I couldn’t be bothered to write my own RRDtool wrapper and I’m already pretty familiar with Cacti.

    Instructions are here: http://www.lightwaverfforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=556&sid=fef51b00f3c40676ab8537aa75cc3325 .


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