LED Lights save up to 85% on the cost of running conventional lights. Lighting accounts for over 7% of a typical household’s energy bill.
– changing to low energy lighting will save you money.
Reducing your lighting bill is the easiest ways to save money.
Houses tend to use a mix of standard light fittings, down lighters and halogen spotlight fittings. You can replace all these fittings with new high efficiency bulbs.
The primary types of energy efficient light bulbs available are Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
CFLs are a cost-effective option for general lighting needs. Replacing a traditional light bulb with one of our compact fluorescent light bulb will save around £3 per year, or £45 over the lifetime of the bulb.
LEDs are particularly good for replacing spotlights and dimmable lights. They are more efficient than CFLs and will save you more money in the long term. By replacing all halogen down lighters in your home with LED alternatives, you could save around £40 a year on your electricity bills.
Turn lights off
- Always turn lights out when leaving a room.
- Be conscious of how many lights you have on.
- Arrange light switches so that its convenient to turn them off.
- Use a sensor and timer on external lights so they are only in use when they need to be.
- Use appropriate lightings. By having a range of lights in a room with separate switches will make this easier.
AmberGreen Lighting Quality & Efficiency
AmberGreen will help you upgrade your bulbs as part of our EPC / Energy Saving assessment of your property.
We will deploy efficient LEDs or CFLs, i.e the best technology available.
It’s important to remember that not all LEDs are created equal.
There is a multitude of products on the market, therefore AmberGreen has undertaken the appropriate due diligence to ensure you only get A+ rated European designed product.
How much could LED lighting save you?
When looking for LED bulbs and spots, AmberGreen recommends at least an A+ rating. There are bulbs on the market that are achieving the A++. For CFLs, a bulb achieving an A-rating makes a good secondary choice.
The Colour Rendering Index (CRI) refers to how well a bulb will illuminate a given colour. Two bulbs can have the same ‘soft white’ light colour but the bulb with a higher CRI will show colours more accurately than the other.
Any energy saving bulb with a CRI of 80 or over, the current EU legal minimum, will work for most households.
Purchasing a quality bulb from AmberGreen will automatically come with a long lifetime, this is key to achieving max energy / cost savings. High quality LEDs last for around 25,000 hours, or 25 years. A good CFL bulb should last 10,000 hours. In comparison Halogen bulbs only last around 2 years.
The number of on-off cycles a bulb can be subject to before failing. AmberGreen recommends lights capable of more than 50,000 on-of cycles.