Why Switching to LED Lighting is a Great Idea

Last year, I wrote a piece about an alternative heat and light source called ELIAH. While writing it I ended up doing quite a bit of research and found out a lot about LEDs, including how they work and why it makes such a good lighting option.  Hearing that UK energy bills have doubled over the past decade, I thought I'd share with you why gradually switching to LEDs makes a lot of sense.


Here are three reasons to make the gradual switch to LED lighting:

There is now far more choice available

If you click here you will be taken to a website that sells literally hundreds of different types of LED bulbs and fixtures. Gone are the days where if you wanted to use them you would have to buy a new lamp because the bayonets on LEDs were not compatible with all types of light fixtures. Today, you can find virtually any style of bayonet in a LED format.

Plus, they now produce light across a wide spectrum of tones, brightness levels, and colours. In the past, some people did not find reading or doing close up work comfortable in a room fitted with LEDs. This is because the quality and type of light produced by Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) was different from that generated by incandescent bulbs. Something the manufacturers have understood and addressed. They now offer plenty of choice making it easy for you to buy the right type for each room and situation. You can find out more about this, by reading this short article. It is now far easier to find the right lighting solution for each room in your home.


LEDs are far less power hungry

The fact that LEDs consume up to 75% less power than other types of bulbs is another reason why buying them makes a lot of sense. Now, I am not suggesting that you go straight out and buy LED bulbs for every fixture. Doing that would cost you a lot of money. However, what does make sense is switching out the bulbs for those fixtures that are on for much of the day or consume a lot of power. For example, outdoor lights, which are typically left on for between 8 and 12 hours. Swapping those bulbs out straight away makes a lot of sense. You can always keep the old bulbs and use them in other light fixtures around your home. That way, they will not end up in landfill before they are spent.

LED bulbs last longer

LED bulbs really do last far longer than other types of bulbs. How much longer varies considerably. It is very important to buy them from a well-established supplier who has a reputation for selling the genuine article. A proper, branded, LED bulb will typically last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs would. They also last 10 times longer than a Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) does.

As you can see, LEDs have gone from being an expensive luxury to a great option. They last longer, consume less power and are highly controllable, so now is definitely the time to switch to using them.


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  1. LED's definitely sound like a better option for the environment and it is great that they use 75% less power. How is that for saving on energy bills? I definitely need to consider LED lighting.

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