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  • Paul @ Bring It Ohm

The ban on fluorescent tubes.

LEDs are taking over the lighting market, but what may seem like a passing trend, here we make a strong case for why LED's are here to stay. 

Since the governments ban on halogen lightbulbs in 2021 and the ban on compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFL's)

in September 2023, the shift to LED bulbs will cut 1.26 million tonnes of CO2 – the equivalent of removing over half a million cars from UK roads

Currently around 2 thirds of lightbulbs sold in Britain are LED lights.

This is making a considerable impact in improving the energy efficiency of the country's buildings. 

LEDs are more efficient than fluorescent and incandescent bulbs which means they can provide a lot more light and consume a lot less electricity. They also have a much longer lifespan and are capable of lasting for years without any loss in performance.

Their colour temperature is also widely adjustable for different applications and atmospheres. Warm yellow at home, Bright white for offices or Cool blue for kitchens.

Incandescent bulbs are the traditional type we have all grown to know. They typically have a short life span and aren't very efficient. 

Compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFL's) are more energy efficient than the above but LED's have been proven to last upto 50 times longer. CFL's are considered hazardous waste due to their composition of mercury.

An LED bulb can cost anywhere from between £4-£12 depending on which type you need but can last upto 5 years and consume less than £2 worth of electricity however a similar incandescent lightbulb might cost a fraction of the price but will only last a matter of months. 

LED's also have a much better performance in regards to Environmental Performance. 

They don't give off heat, they don't need to be cooled and also consume a lot less power than incandescent bulbs whilst being able to last a lot longer without the need to be replaced.

This means a reduced demand for electricity and reduced costs for you, the consumer.

LED's are also a lot more flexible in the design process making them ideal for a wide range of applications. They can be designed to fit into any size or shape fixture. They are even available in a wide range of colours and styles meaning you'll have no problem finding a light that matches your home decor.

So are LED's right for you ? 

While the initial outlay may be a higher cost over traditional light bulbs, they should also be treated as an investment. The savings in energy costs and the positive contributions towards the environment can provide a benefit in the long run and therefore a return on your initial investment. 

If you're thinking of making the switch or have outdated fluorescent fittings in your home or business, then please don't hesitate to get in touch with us for a chat and a free quote. Let us help to bring your ideas ohm!

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