Halogen Lighting Bows Out

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hotelledThe race for an increasingly eco friendly world is gaining pace, as new technology continually emerges in a bid to ensure a bright future for coming generations. The impact made so far by LED light bulbs and systems has already gone a long way [literally] towards this ‘bright future’. With many councils, official bodies and large businesses and organisations investing in LED conversion over the last few years, confidence has grown in this dynamic source of illumination.

One of LED lighting’s competitors has been the Halogen bulb, classed as an energy saving bulb, though only marginally superior to traditional incandescent bulbs. Certain types of Halogen bulb are being phased out from 1st September 2016, with others in the coming years. This is believed to be a step in the right direction, as halogen bulbs are somewhat inefficient and will push up your energy bill. They are typically expected to last less than 2 years, and use a similar amount of electricity to incandescent bulbs.

Halogen spotlights will be first on the list for phasing out, with other types like traditional or candle shaped halogen bulbs following in 2018. As the crack down has begun, it is probably a good idea to start replacing your halogen bulbs with energy efficient LED’s. A little pricier, although coming down steadily, these are less likely to fail for several years and will save you money in the long run.

Good quality LED light bulbs have been shown to last longer than 15,000 hours. Six halogen spotlights in your kitchen will cost roughly £28.80 per year to run, with the equivalent LED lights costing around £7.

Most people are happy to ‘do their bit’ when it comes to saving the planet by insulating the home, using green energy sources where possible and making sure appliances etc comply with government legislation. LED light bulbs are rapidly becoming the illumination source of choice, with exciting advances in design and functionality. Turn Key Electrical Ltd, have an impressive record when it comes to installation of all lighting and electrical systems, and have carried out projects for London Science Museum, BUPA/Spire Health Care and Lab Sports Group. Call them for advice on 01302 719800

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