Energy efficient lighting
Switching your household light bulbs to light-emitting diode (LED) ones is a good way to save energy at home. LEDs are efficient, durable and offer a better quality of light than traditional bulbs. Find out more about the different types of light bulb using the tabs below.
Traditional, or ‘old’ light bulbs emit light as a result of being heated and are only able to convert around 5% of their electricity into light. Whilst they were one of the best inventions of their time, they are now considered highly inefficient and are being phased out.
Halogen light bulbs are often used in spotlights. They use similar technology to traditional bulbs and we recommend replacing them with LEDs.
Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) were the first energy-saving light bulbs on the market. They are often found in a coil shape and they create light when fumes inside a tiny glass tube react with electricity. There is often a short delay between switching the light on, and the light coming on, due to the time it takes for the chemical reaction to take place.
Light emitting diodes (LED)s, are currently the most efficient light bulbs on the market and we recommend replacing your household bulbs with these where possible.
LEDs work by creating lots of tiny light sources when electricity passes through a microchip. They require much less energy than other types of bulb but can still produce an excellent quality of light for all areas of your home.
If you’d like advice on upgrading the lighting in your home, please contact us for advice or speak to a qualified electrician.