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The enhanced improvement of LED lighting in recent years is shifting the way we light our homes and businesses. LED is the efficient clean technology of the future. If you would like advice on how this revolutionary technology can benefit you, we have collated the best reasons for switching your current lighting to LED

  1. Energy efficient

LED bulbs are 80-90% more energy efficient than incandescent lighting and will significantly reduce your energy bills. They are up to 50% more energy efficient than fluorescent lamps. Lighting normally accounts for 20-40% of electricity use in a home or business.

Moving to LED bulbs also reduces your carbon footprint, which means less fossil fuels are burned to produce your electricity, and less carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.

A 2014  report written by the IPCC (Intergovernmental panel for climate change) scientists outlined an urgent worldwide need to reduce carbon emissions and limit global warming. This urgency stems from an internationally accepted 2°C global warming target. Not meeting the target invites dangerous climate change, which could affect human life and supporting ecosystems.

  1. Longer life

LEDs have typical 20,000 to 50,000 hour lifespans, which easily outcompete the 1,000 to 2,000 hour lifespans of filament bulbs. They also have up to 3 times longer life spans than fluorescent light sources.

  1. Money saving

Though they require a higher initial investment, LED lamps or luminaires will usually pay for themselves within a year to 18 months due to the vast reduction in energy consumption and a huge decrease in maintenance and lamp replacement costs.

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4. Commercial installations

A typical commercial building for example a school with 300 luminaires can save up to £7235.00 on current energy rates after switching to LED has taken place, and as energy costs increase this saving will also increase. Making LED an extremely economically and environmentally sensible choice for any commercial enterprise.

 

  1. Dimmable

An increasing number of LED bulbs are fully dimmable.

Most fluorescent lighting is either non-dimmable or inferior in dimming capability.

  1. No UV emissions

LEDs produce little or no UV, which is especially useful when lighting artwork, or textiles.

  1. Instant light

Fluorescent lamps often take 2-3 minutes to warm up and reach full brightness. This is not the case with LED lighting, which achieves maximum power instantly!

  1. Easily focused

LED lighting is naturally directional, which is especially useful in spotlighting applications.

  1. Colour temperature

Unlike filament bulbs, LEDs are widely manufactured with warm or cool colour temperatures.

This has particular benefits in display lighting, where the natural colour of display items or art can be accentuated by a warm or cool light source.

Cool light LEDs are also ideal for lighting in kitchen areas.