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Upgrade to LED lighting to save as much as £240.00 Hastings Electrician

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It makes sense to say goodbye to fluorescent, halogen and other technologies. 

LEDs are becoming more and more popular for many reasons, firstly they last so much longer than conventional light bulbs meaning less maintenance and then there is the reduced energy consumption. With the cost of bulbs continuing to fall the option of upgrading your lighting to LED is being opened to a wider audience than ever before. Following are eight advantages to consider when thinking about upgrading your lighting:

 

1 | Energy efficiency

LED lights consume 50% less electricity than their halogen, fluorescent or traditional incandesant counterparts. This means a significant saving on energy costs for the consumer, especially for households who have lights on for long periods of time. LEDs also emit light in a more energy efficient manner. Rather than the traditional lightbulbs which emit light spherically leading to wasted light and energy the LED emits light hemispherically due to the fact the diodes are mounted on a flat surface.  This also means that the light from an LED can be directed exactly where you need it it.

2 | Extended life

The life of an LED bulb is usually between 30,000 - 50,000 hours or more, the better quality the LED you buy the longer it will last and the more consistant its performance. Compare that to a traditional lightbulb which has an expected lifespan of approximately 1,000 hours.  

3 | Cold temperature operation

LEDs perform exceptionally well in the cold, whilst fluorescent lamps require a higher voltage to start and the light intensity is affected, LEDs flourish and actually perform better in the colder temperatures. This makes them the lighting of choice for outdoor areas, gardens security lighting, outbuildings and in a commercial setting, car parks, signage and cold storage spaces.  

4 | Durability

In the durability stakes the LED bulb wins hands down. There are no filaments or glass to break unlike traditional bulbs so their resistance to impacts and vibration is superior compared to its predecessors. Without filaments or glass enclosures LEDs are breakage resistant and largely immune to vibrations and other impacts. T

5 | Instant on

With LED lighting you will get 100% brightness the second you flick the switch. Most fluorescent and low energy light bulbs can take a few minutes to reach their full brightness. Not only is this inconvenient it can also be dangerous. 

6 | Rapid cycling

Traditional light bulbs can be affected by the action of turning them on and off and therefore tend to have a shorter lifespan as a result. Inrush currents can affect the filament causing thermal shock which can ultimately lead to the failure of the bulb. LEDs however are completely unaffected by this and make them the ultimate choice for any lighting which will be turned on and off regularly such as sensor activated lights.

7 | Controlability

LEDs are compatible with standard dimmer controls and often have a wider range of dimmability than fluorescent lights. LEDs can be dimmed to 10 percent of their maximum output compared to 30 percent of fluorscent lights.   

8 | No IR or UV Emissions

The majority of electricity used by conventional lamps actually produces infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) radiation, whilst as little as 10% of electricity used is converted to light. This increases hazards such as fire from the heat produced.  LED lighting produces hardly any IR or UV making them a safer option as well as an environmentally sound option.  LED lighting is constantly improving and this will continue to improve reliability and lower the cost of LED lighting to the consumer. 

BONUS | Smart Lighting

With the desire for smarter homes lights can do so much more than illuminate a dark room, it can make our world a safer more enjoyable place to be. Connect lights to smart controls and they can minimise our impact on the environment whilst improving security or the comfort of our spaces.