Switching to energy saving bulbs
Its a great idea to switch to LED light bulbs in your home. Not only will you save a small fortune through the year on your electricity bill but you also get a better quality of light. Some people mistakenly believe that cost of these light bulbs is really high, this is simply not true. The cost of an LED light bulb was high when they first hit the electrical market but due to mass use they have dropped dramatically and are not any more expensive than the old fashioned and inefficient light bulbs.
How do they save you money?
Your old lightbulb would be about 40 watts and an LED equivalent is around 4 watts. This means that you are using ten times less electricity than you would have been.
Lets work out what you will save!
40 watts (old bulb) – 4 watts (new bulb) = 36 watts (wattage saved).
That figure for an hour on an electricity plan of 17 pence per kWh equates too 6 pence saved. Now i know that’s not really motivating you too upgrade but try this equation.
The average house has 10 light bulbs running for an average of two hours per day. That is 2 hours x 10 light bulbs = 20 hours. Now multiply it by the days in a year. 20 x 365 = 7300 hours. The total savings over the year can be work out as 7300(hours) x £0.0612(pence per hour saving) = £438.
That is £438 a year you could save and that is just from changing your light bulbs to LED.
Cost to change
LED’s really have dropped in price and can be bought for as little as a pound now. Potentially a whole house could be changed over for much less than £50. With the savings you could make why wouldn’t you change to LED.
If you would like to make the change we offer a lighting service. Our fully qualified electricians will come to your home and change any lights you desire.
You can book your appointment here.