LED lighting is no longer the lighting of the future. It’s the lighting choice right now.
LED lighting has significantly advanced over the last few years. I’m sure we all remember the days when energy saving light bulbs first made an appearance. There was very little variety. Now, if you go into a DIY store, there’s so many options to choose from, you might not know where to start.
Making the right choice
When purchasing a bulb, we’ve all been used to looking for watts, commonly known as an indication to the brightness of the bulb. However, watts are actually a unit of power and this determines the rate at which energy is consumed. For example, a 100 W incandescent bulb uses energy at a higher rate than a 60 W incandescent bulb. LEDs are different and far more economical. LEDs draw less energy, but they can still be just as bright. For example, an LED bulb with comparable brightness to a 60W incandescent is only 7 to 12 watts. LEDs are measured in lumens rather than watts. The table below makes the comparison.
As you can see from the table above, there is a significant saving on energy when converting from lamp types listed to LED bulbs. The LEDs still offer the equivalent level of brightness.
As well as brightness and energy consumption, there are also other factors you need to consider when choosing an LED bulb such as the right type of bulb and the right colour. Energy Saving Trust has some information on this which you might find useful when making these choices.
LED bulbs are more expensive although the price has come down over the last few years. But the investment will pay off with longer bulb life and lower running costs.
So if you’re looking to cut costs and move to more energy saving options in your home or business, LED lighting is a good choice.
Whether your property is large or small, traditional or modern, good lighting design can help transform your home or business at the flick of a switch. Norcroft Energy professionally installs kitchen and bathroom lighting, garden lights, outside lighting and security lights at domestic and commercial properties.
For more information on LED lighting, visit our LED lighting webpage or call us on 01226 763127. We’d be happy to visit your property to provide a free, no obligation consultation.
Getting the best out of LEDs – what you need to know (Energy Saving Trust)