Guide to LED Lighting and energy efficiency

Saving money, and saving electricity, are goals that are becoming increasingly important for commercial business owners as well as homeowners. For this reason LED lighting is one of the best options available on the market. Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical professionals, and we are also lighting experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to LED lighting and energy efficiency.

Why do you need energy efficient lighting?

When it comes to your homes energy budget, lighting can eat around 25% of the total electricity consumed. This is a fair chunk of your monthly bill, and so reducing this can be great for your savings. In commercial settings, this percentage is even larger. For this reason, LED lights can be a fantastic and easy switch to save you money.

What are LED lights?

LED lights are a solid bulb that used to be restricted to electronics and gadgets. However, developers learnt that these can be clustered, and then enclosed in diffuser lenses. This means that the light will spread in all directions with wider beams. As a result, they are perfect for home and business lighting, especially as they have been designed to fit standard light fittings.

LED Lighting and energy efficiency

Incredibly, LED light bulbs only use around 1/3 to 1/30th of an incandescent bulb or compact fluorescent bulb. This means that they are extremely long lasting, and also energy efficient.

In addition, the fixtures and fittings will stay cool, because of the lower amount of electricity needed, and they too will last longer.

LED lights make use of heat sinks, to remove heat away from the fragile internal components. As a result, the lumen takes a much longer amount of time to degrade than in any other lighting type. Consequently, the highest quality LED lights can stay lit for around 50,000 hours.

For more information or advice about LED lighting and energy efficiency, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.