Low Energy Lighting

Safelec Services can provide advice on energy-saving lighting solutions not just to the domestic market, but also to commercial and industrial sectors. We can design full lighting schemes to reduce your electricity bills and reduce maintenance costs significantly.

Saving Money Through Low Energy Lighting

Lighting accounts for 8% of a typical household's energy bills and cutting your lighting bill is one of the easiest ways to save energy and money in the home. If you replace just one traditional light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb of the same brightness you will typically save around £3 per year, or £55 over the life of the bulb. Energy-saving lighting If you replace just one 50W halogen downlighter with a 6W LED you will typically save around £4 per year, or £70 by the time you have to replace the bulb.

Whether you rent or own your property, or live in a house, flat or bungalow, you can save money today by changing the way you use your lights and by fitting new energy-saving lights. Many homes today use a mixture of standard light fittings and halogen downlighters or spotlights (mainly in kitchens and bathrooms).

Low-energy alternatives for both these types of light:

  • Compact fluorescents (CFLs) – these are what most people think of as an energy-efficient light bulb. A cost-effective option for most general lighting purposes, and now widely available.
  • LEDs – even more efficient, and the ideal replacement for halogen downlighters. More expensive than CFLs but save even more money in the long term.
(Source: DECC)