What is LED Lighting?

What is LED Lighting?

Led Lighting is lighting which solely makes use of LEDs, small lights, often assembled in groups of 18, 21 or more in one led light bulb. More »

What is an LED Bulb?

What is an LED Bulb?

A LED light bulb is basically nothing more than a collection of small LEDS assembled in one bulb, but the long list of benefits LED bulbs offer compared to traditional light bulbs have made them popular More »

How Does an LED Light Bulb Work?

How Does an LED Light Bulb Work?

LED, or Light Emitting Diodes, Light Bulbs represent one of the recent inventions in science that is predicted to curb down the pollution caused by incandescent light bulbs or gas-based More »

The Advantages of LED Light Bulbs

The Advantages of LED Light Bulbs

Undoubtedly, LED light bulbs are the future of household as well as industrial lighting due to the many advantages they have over the infamous incandescent light bulbs. More »

Energy Efficient LED Light Bulbs

Energy Efficient LED Light Bulbs

We seem to have destroyed everything Mother Nature has bestowed upon us. It’s awful just to think about what the next generation is going to be born into – total mayhem created by mankind More »

 

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Why LED Light Bulbs?

Over the past few years, there has been a huge switch from traditional incandescent light bulbs to new LED light bulbs. This comes as no surprise, since LED bulbs are much more cost efficient, using just 10% of the electricity that traditional incandescent bulbs use. Furthermore, they are more environment friendly, as they can be fully recycled and are free from mercury and other hazardous substances.

Although the initial cost of LED light bulbs is relatively high, they have a much longer life expectancy than other bulbs, making it an investment that pays off. Only having to replace bulbs every 5 years or so is also a convenient benefit.

While traditional bulbs can produce a lot of light, they are very inefficient and actually spend around 85% of their energy generating heat. By contrast, LED bulbs remain cool, so very little energy is wasted. This means that electricity bills can be greatly reduced by switching to LED light bulbs, with savings up to several hundred pounds per year.

LED bulbs use the same light fittings as other bulb types, so there are no issues with compatibility. One of the most common bulb types is the GU10 LED bulb. This is the most common light fitting in UK households, and although the initial cost is several times that of a halogen light, low running costs and a long life ensure that it is money that is soon recouped.
In this day and age, there are always news articles discussing global warming and what we can do to reduce our carbon footprint. Switching to LED light bulbs is one way to help, and if we save a few quid in the process, who can argue.

More information on LED light bulbs will follow soon… In the mean time, you might like to check out this LED Light Bulbs website, which contains more information on low energy light bulbs.