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Energy LED Light Bulbs are the future

Posted on May 19, 2014 by Chris

INTRODUCTION TO LOW ENERGY LED LIGHTING

Traditional incandescent bulbs work by passing an electric current through an extremely thin filament which becomes very hot, thereby emitting light. Of all the electricity that goes through the filament, only a small proportion is given off as light, the remainder is wasted as heat (approximately 90%), so these are grossly inefficient, and waste electricity. In September 2012, the UK Government implemented an EU directive to ban the commercial sale of any incandescent light bulb over 40 watts to homeowners.

THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF ENERGY SAVING LIGHT BULB

Energy saving light bulbs convert a far higher proportion of the electricity supplied to them into light (rather than heat) and therefore require less electricity to operate, saving the consumer money on their electricity bill. There are two types of energy saving light bulb, the more modern LED (Light emitting diodes) bulb and the older CFL (compact fluorescent lighting) bulb – as you shall see shortly we are much more interested in promoting LED bulbs as we feel these are the future of low energy lighting

WHY USE LED ENERGY SAVING BULBS?

Lighting accounts on average about 8% of a household’s energy bill in the UK and therefore cutting this part of the bill is one of the easiest ways to save energy and money in your home. If you look at our 5 watt LED versus 50 watt halogen comparison you will be able to see the kind of savings you will be able to make. In addition LED bulbs last about 20 times longer, so gone will be the days of having to get the ladder out to replace a kitchen bulb every other week!

ANOTHER KEY MESSAGE – USE LIGHTS LESS!

As discussed earlier, energy saving light bulbs will save you money within your house as they use less electricity to produce the same amount of light. Another really simple way to save on your electricity bill is to turn lights off when you are not using them!

Here are a few tips that will help you achieve this:

    • If you are leaving a room, turn off the lights – even if only for a few minutes you will save energy.
    • Have a range of different lights within your rooms with different switches, this will allow you to achieve the lighting you need.
    • If you have external lights, use a movement sensor that will activate the lights when people approach. This means that they will not be on all the time, and save you power.
    • Try and arrange the switches so it’s easy to turn them off, for example have a switch at the bottom and top of a flight of stairs, enabling you to turn them on and off easier.


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