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Switching to LEDs – True or False!

Posted on: 11th Apr 2015

Switching to LEDs – True or False!

LEDs – True or False?

 We get it, you hear more and more about LED lighting but you’re not sure whether switching will be a hassle, what the costs of switching will be, and wonder whether you’ll even notice the difference?

 With so much talk about LED lighting, it’s sometimes hard to decipher the facts, so we decided it was time to bust some myths about LEDs, to make it easier for you to make an informed decision about your choice of lighting…

 

“LED bulbs last longer”

 TRUE. Although you may pay more for a pack of LED bulbs, than a traditional incandescent, your investment will always pay off, as most good quality LED bulbs will last for years so you won’t be constantly replacing burnt out bulbs.

 

“LED bulbs will create that horrible bright white light, that makes a room look really clinical”

FALSE. Nobody wants to feel like they’re in a hospital when they’re sitting in the comfort of their own living room. LED bulbs actually come in a huge range of colours and tones, and warm tone LEDs are readily available.

 

“LED bulbs cannot be dimmed”

 FALSE. Dimmable LED bulbs are now widely available, and most of our LED bulbs are compatible with dimmer switches. We make sure we make it clear which ones will work with your dimmer in our online store so you’re under no illusion (get it?!) which ones are right for you.

 

“LED lighting can save you money”

 TRUE. A home with 10 standard 50w GU10’s, if used 6 hours a day at an average UK electricity rate, has a running cost of about £165 a year, whilst our LED GU10’s will cost only around £20 a year to run. Quite a saving!
LEDs can be employed in a wide variety of situations including factories and warehouses where the reality of a LED light bulb’s lifespan lasting somewhere around ten years can achieve a significant money saving impact.

  

“LED bulbs are super efficient”

 TRUE. LEDs use significantly less power than traditional halogen bulbs and switching to LED can reduce your lighting power consumption by as much 80%.