Energy Efficient Lighting

Light Emitting Diode (LED) and compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) have revolutionized energy efficient lighting. Electric lighting burns up to 8% of the average home energy budget and the electricity used over the lifetime of a single incandescent bulb costs 5 to 10 times the original purchase price of the bulb itself. Light Emitting Diode (LED) and compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) have revolutionized energy efficient lighting. CFLs are simply miniature versions of full-sized fluorescents. They screw into standard lamp sockets, and give off light that looks similar to the common incandescent bulbs – not like the fluorescent lighting we associate with factories and schools.

LEDs are small, very energy efficient solid bulbs. New LED bulbs are grouped in clusters with diffuser lenses which have broadened the applications for LED use in the home. LED technology is advancing rapidly, with many new bulb styles available.

Reasons to Choose LED:

  • Long-lasting – LED bulbs last up to 10 times as long as compact fluorescent, and far longer than typical incandescents.
  • Durable – since LEDs do not have a filament, they are not damaged under circumstances when a regular incandescent bulb would be broken.
  • Cool – these bulbs do not cause heat build-up; LEDs produce 3.4 btu’s/hour, compared to 85 for incandescent bulbs.
  • Mercury-free – no mercury is used in the manufacturing of LEDs.
  • More efficient – LED light bulbs use only 2-17 watts of electricity (1/3rd to 1/30th of Incandescent or CFL).
  • Cost-effective – although LEDs are initially expensive, the cost is recouped over time and in battery savings.
  • Light for remote areas and portable generators – because of the low power requirement for LEDs, using solar panels becomes more practical and less expensive than running an electric line or using a generator for lighting in remote or off-grid areas. LED light bulbs are also ideal for use with small portable generators which homeowners use for backup power in emergencies.

We can help to enhance your indoor and outdoor environment with superb energy efficient lighting systems. Ask us for a free appointment to discuss LED lighting for your home or garden. Call us today on 01884 235800.