LED Lighting: The Benefits

Why do my light bulbs blow all the time????  As electricians, it’s a question we get asked all the time.

Are you sick and tired of changing your halogen lamps every other day? It’s about time you experienced the beauty of LED lighting!!

LED lighting is very energy efficient compared to all other lights. There are two things that make LED lighting the most energy efficient lighting; very low energy usage and a very long lifetime. LED lighting means sustainable lighting in so many ways.

For example, most conventional recessed down lights will have a 50 watt halogen GU10 lamp fitted. Let’s say you have ten of these lamps in your kitchen – that’s 500 watts of power being used every time you turn on that switch. With LED lighting you can reduce that dramatically and at the same time, achieve a better quality of light. Swap them over to 7 watt LED lights and instantly you’re only using 70 watts. That’s a big difference and some houses we’ve worked in have 50 watt halogen lamps in every room!!

Reducing the watts that you’re using on your lighting is only one benefit of switching over to LED lighting. The lifespan of these fittings is remarkable too!! Suppose you were to use a light fitting all day, every day for a year – it would be in use for 8760 hours. That’s a lot! Well, the LED recessed down lights we use have a lifespan of 50,000 hours and for that reason the manufacturer is willing to offer a seven year warranty!  That’s how confident they can be with the lifespan of their LED lighting! Now you can see why people refer to them as fit and forget fittings!

There is loads more to benefit from when it comes to LED lighting and wattage isn’t the only thing to look out for when selecting the right type of LED lights or lamps: lumen output & light temperature is also well worth knowing about.

If you’re looking for an electrician in Norwich and would like us to provide a free quotation on any lighting design, just contact Stanton & Stubbs on 01379 788274. Why not take a look at some of our previous projects!!