02 June 2017
LED LampsMany individuals are looking at ways of cutting costs in the current economic climate. On top of this, people are becoming more aware of their environmental impact on the future of the planet. One of the main topics that bridge these two important issues together is energy. By saving energy, you are lowering your environmental impact and lowering your outgoings.
There are a number of current trends in energy saving such as sourcing renewable energies such as wind and solar power. But not everyone has the room for a wind turbine or a roof large enough to house solar panels.
It is however, very simple to install LED lamps into any home. There are LED versions of the majority of regular lamps and bulbs and many people are currently making the change over. Although the initial cost of an LED lamp may well be slightly higher, you will be using 90% less energy on average, and therefore long term savings are guaranteed.
But there are other benefits to using LED lamps on top of the financial gains and resulting environmental improvements. LED lighting presents many other advantages over incandescent light sources such as improved robustness, much longer lifetime, faster switching, they produce less heat loss and they are very versatile.
Whether it’s a replacement for the regular 50W bulb, a 2D wall lamp or candle shaped lamp - there is a direct replacement in the form of LED now available.
LED technology has really moved forward in the previous decade and it is now possible to buy halogen replacement lamps. This type of lamp is commonly used in dropped ceilings in kitchens and bathrooms, and in track lighting throughout the home.
LED lamps have a lifespan of over 30,000 hours whereas incandescent bulbs have a typical life of around 1,000 hours. By having a bulb switched on for 5 hours per day, you would have to change your incandescent bulb every 7 months – with an LED lamp you won’t have to do a thing for 16 years!