E.ON’s small and medium-sized enterprise manager Siân Evans urges homeowners to invest in the latest LED technology, and ensure bulbs are fit-for-purpose.
How can homeowners and business users ensure they maximise the energy-efficiency gains with LED light bulbs?
According to one energy supplier, the type of LED bulbs the customer buys has an impact on the amount it costs to light their home.
Writing for the Guardian, E.ON’s small and medium-sized enterprise manager Siân Evans described LED lamps as being “efficient devices for producing light”.
“[They are a good solution to many lighting applications,” she noted.
But Ms Evans explained that some LED light bulbs will enable homeowners to save more on their lighting bills than others.
So consumers have a choice to make when selecting their GU10 LEDs or MR16 LEDs, according to the type of lighting effect they are trying to achieve.
“The amount they will save you depends on their rating and what you’re replacing them with,” Ms Evans stated.
She urged homeowners to go for the “newest designs” when selecting LED light bulbs.
“Older types tend not to be quite as efficient,” Ms Evans noted. However, she reminded customers to ensure they choose LED light bulbs which are suited to their intended purpose.
They need to choose bulbs with an output that is adequate for specific lighting needs, Ms Evans added.
The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) describes LEDs as being a “special” lighting technology. “LEDs are extremely efficient and can generate more light per unit of electricity than most technologies,” the organisation stated.
“They don’t need mercury to generate light and last up to 50 times longer than a conventional incandescent lamp and around five times longer than a compact fluorescent energy-saving light bulb.”