Energy Saving Lighting
Energy is essential to the comfort of our homes and offices to provide heat and electricity. We also use energy to run our cars and for personal transport. However, there are lots of ways we can use energy more efficiently while still meeting our energy needs. This section of the website we show a few ways to save you money on your energy bills, increase the comfort of your home and help to reduce climate change in the process! Shops- Office and Homes can all become more energy efficient and cut the cost on you electricty bills. we will call to you and give you the best advice to help you become more energy efficient and Save Money.
Fluorescent Light Upgrade
Also called compact fluorescent light, energy-saving light, and compact fluorescent tube, is a fluorescent lamp designed to replace an incandescent lamp. some types fit into light fixtures formerly used for incandescent lamps.
CFLs typically have a rated service life of 6,000–15,000 hours.
The life of a CFL is significantly shorter if it is turned on and off frequently.
(Light Emitting Diodes) are solid light bulbs which are extremely energy-efficient. When first developed, LEDs were limited to single-bulb use in applications such as instrument panels, electronics, pen lights and, more recently, strings of indoor and outdoor Christmas lights.Today, LED bulbs are made using as many as 180 bulbs per cluster, and encased in diffuser lenses which spread the light in wider beams. Now available with standard bases which fit common household light fixtures, LEDs are the next generation in home lighting.
Long-lasting - LED bulbs last up to 10 times as long as compact fluorescents Cool - these bulbs do not cause heat build-up.
More efficient - LED light bulbs use only 2-17 watts of electricity (1/3rd to 1/30th of Incandescent or CFL).
Cost-effective - although LEDs are initially expensive, the cost is recouped over time.
Sensors & Intelligent Lighting
Your building is occupied by people moving about at all hours of the day, doing different tasks and changing location. Often you'll find an empty room with the lights left on, or the lights ineffective and unnoticeable due to daylight pouring through the windows. Situations such as these result in wasted energy, which means wasted money.
Under EU Regulation (EC) No 244/2009 with regard to ecodesign requirements for non-directional household lamps (lightbulbs), inefficient incandescent lightbulbs will be phased out throughout Europe with effect from the 1st September 2009 and will be replaced by more energy efficient alternatives such as halogen lamps and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). This Regulation was agreed by Member States in December 2008.
Replacing 3 x conventional light bulbs with CFLs can save a household up to €37 per annum
Dimmers allow you to only use what level of lighting you require at any time and so control the amount of energy you use. Dimmers cannot always be used with CFLs so check the product packaging or manufacturers details before use.
Movement sensors, time delay switches etc. are all available to improve lighting efficiency, but good manual operation of lighting in the household is always vitally important.