LED lamps have gained a reputation for being the most energy efficient form of lighting.1

The cost of LED lamps has dropped significantly over the last 4 years to a price that makes the switch to this greener, safer, energy efficient lighting solution very attractive.2

led-lightingLED lamps have a number of benefits when compared to other light sources:

  • Lower energy consumption reducing carbon footprint and energy bills
  • Low maintenance costs with typical lifespan of 25,000 – 40,000 hours
  • Don’t contain mercury or lead pollutants found in other types of lamps, making them safer and recyclable
  • Contain no delicate or moving parts making them more robust against vibration and impact
  • Instant light & intelligent control combining dimming, motion sensor and occupancy zone control that reduce energy usage
  • Perform very well in any environment, hot or cold
  • Less heat more light, better conversion of energy use
  • Very compact, almost point sources of light making them good for directional or spotlighting applications
  • Available in a wide range of colours and contrasts

The following table lists key differences between the most common light sources.

LAMP EQUIVALENTS LED FLUORESCENT INCANDESCENT HALOGEN HIGH PRESSURE SODIUM
TYPICAL LIFE EXPECTANCY (Hours) 25,000 – 40,000 15,000 1,000 2,000 15,000
LIGHT EFFICIENCY (Lumens Per Watt) 30-90 45-75 12.5-17.5 16-24 85-150
RECYCLABILITY RECYCLABLE SPECIAL DISPOSAL LANDFILL LANDFILL SPECIAL DISPOSAL
DURABILITY DURABLE FRAGILE, BREAKABLE FRAGILE, BREAKABLE FRAGILE, BREAKABLE FRAGILE, BREAKABLE
HEALTH EFFECTS NO UV, NO IR UV RAYS, IR EFFECTS, STROBING EFFECTS NO UV, NO IR UV RAYS, IR EFFECTS, SAD SYNDROME UV RAYS, IR EFFECTS
HEAT EMITTED LOW MEDIUM HIGH HIGH HIGH
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS NONE MERCURY NONE NONE MERCURY, SODIUM & LEAD
INSTANT ON YES SLIGHT DELAY YES YES SLIGHT DELAY
DIMMABILITY YES NO YES YES NO
COLOUR

RENDITION

WIDE RANGE OF COLOURS RESTRICTED COLOUR OPTIONS OR FILTERS REQUIRED RESTRICTED COLOUR OPTIONS OR FILTERS REQUIRED RESTRICTED COLOUR OPTIONS OR FILTERS REQUIRED RESTRICTED COLOUR OPTIONS OR FILTERS REQUIRED

 

LED lighting can be installed as a new installation or in most cases a retrofit installation re-using your existing fixtures, which will keep installation cost low.3

The cost savings achieved by switching to LED lighting will vary according to usage. To understand how you can benefit from switching to LED we have put together some working examples for different scenarios: domestic retro-fit and install, commercial office lighting install and industrial warehouse lighting install.

We provide electrical services across Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Surrey, Sussex and the South of England. We also work in other areas within the UK please contact us for more details.