ENERGY SAVING LED LIGHTING
Go green and reduce your carbon footprint, while saving on your energy bills.
LED lighting is currently available in a wide variety of home and industrial products, and the list is growing every year. The rapid development of LED technology leads to more products and improved manufacturing efficiency, which also results in lower prices. Below are some of the most common types of LED products.
Kitchen Under-Cabinet Lighting
LED Replacement Bulbs
LED strip lights
How LEDs are Different
LED lighting is very different from other lighting sources such as incandescent bulbs and CFLs. Key differences include the following:
Light Source: LEDs are the size of a fleck of pepper, and a mix of red, green, and blue LEDs is typically used to make white light.
Direction: LEDs emit light in a specific direction, reducing the need for reflectors and diffusers that can trap light. This feature makes LEDs more efficient for many uses such as recessed downlights and task lighting. With other types of lighting, the light must be reflected to the desired direction and more than half of the light may never leave the fixture.
Heat: LEDs emit very little heat. In comparison, incandescent bulbs release 90% of their energy as heat and CFLs release about 80% of their energy as heat.
LED is a highly energy efficient lighting technology, and has the potential to fundamentally change the future of lighting in the United Kingdom. Residential LEDs use at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting.
Widespread use of LED lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United Kingdom. By 2027, widespread use of LEDs could save about 348 TWh (compared to no LED use) of electricity: This is the equivalent annual electrical output of 44 large electric power plants (1000 megawatts each). If all 28 million homes in Britain switched to 100% LED lighting, we could save 1.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.
Commercial LED Lighting
Commercial LED Lighting helps your business to reduce running costs, improve energy efficiency and help your business be more eco-friendly. Switched live electrical LTD understands exactly what it takes to help a company reduce energy and save money, and commercial LED lighting is a big part of that.
You might be surprised to know that by 2025 lighting could account for 45% of the average energy bill. With this being such a large part of your energy bill, it’s worth investing in commercial LED lighting now to start saving money as soon as possible. Whether you are looking to add new LED ceiling lights to your office or update every light in the building, we can help you.
FINANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR COMMERCIAL INSTALLATIONS
The benefits from financing commercial led upgrades are being able to pay monthly for the service. The money you save on your energy bills would pay for your installation, meaning zero extra outgoings.
Example of costings based on a small office with
existing fluorescent lighting.
Existing lighting –
Existing lighting compromises of 9 No 4 x 18w T8 fluorescent modular light
Existing power consumption –
Total wattage of existing lighting is 648 watts, cost of running lighting for a year, 5
days per week, 12 hour per day based on a tariff of 18.54p per kWh is £374.40
Proposed LED lighting -
Proposed LED lighting to be 9 No 36W 600 x 600 modular LED panels.
Proposed LED lighting power consumption –
Total wattage of existing lighting is 324 watts, cost of running lighting for a year, 5
days per week, 12 hour per day based on a tariff of 18.54p per kWh is £187.40
Energy and cost saved –
Total energy saved per year following LED upgrade is 84.24Kw
Total cost saved per year following LED upgrade is £187
Installation and finance costs –
Cost for supply and installation of LED lighting including finance interest is
With the costs included spread over a 3 year finance plan at 172.80 per year this
would of set against your savings on your energy bills as well as saving you
money on maintenance costs associated with fluorescent lighting, and in 3 years
own the lighting outright and save 187.40 per year.
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