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How To Save Money On Your Electricity Bills With LED Lights

Jonathon Gregory

So, as you may have heard, LED lights are the new and upcoming biggest thing to help you save money on your energy bills. With the banning of incandescent light bulbs and the expectant phase out of halogen light bulbs due to their high energy usage (1), there are even more reasons to be in favour of a new, great quality, energy efficient product available.

LED lighting is simple and can be fitted without an assessment or pre qualifying hassle. The majority of new LED lights now also have no special or snazzy fittings to change from old non-led lights, so the switchover will be relatively easy.

Not only this, but you could save up to £412 a year on your energy bills prices as LED lighting actually uses up to 90% less electricity than a typical non- energy efficient bulb, meaning you could pay back your LED lights in just 6-9 months (2).

Switching is easy – and here’s how you do it in 5 simple steps:

1) Browse the lights that best suit the look you want in your home.

To begin your saving money and energy journey, similar to any journey really, you need to do a bit of browsing beforehand. There are a variety of CE certified LED lights on offer, ranging from spot lights to strip lights to vintage look bulbs. The best thing to do is have a think about which bulbs would best suit the look of your home, as After all, you want them to match the character of your home and comply with the effect you are going for.

Second of all, think of the light shading you would like in your home. New LED bulbs come with a shading option consisting of warm light (a cosy darker light) to cool light (a brighter whiter light) depending on your personal preference. A day light shade is also offered which is a happy medium between warm and cool to bring the best effects to your home (or if you just can’t decide between the two!).

All bulbs now light instantly, just in case you were worrying, so you don’t have to wait for half an hour anymore until you can see the person in front of you– hasn’t technology come on a great deal!?

2) Choose your favourite bulbs –

Now you’ve chosen what type of bulbs to go for, have a think about how many bulbs you will need in your home and when you order, do you want someone to fit them for you, or can you fit them yourself? Tempo now offer a light bulb fitting service, for those of you who wish to have the lights fitted.

Another thing to think about is if you want your lights in dimmable form, if so then this would require an adapter and this can be arranged to install at a time most convenient for you.

Once you have chosen the bulbs you think would best suit your home, paying for the bulb and delivery can be done with one simple click.

Yes, LED bulbs are slightly more in price than normal halogen bulbs, however you could see yourself saving the money through your electricity bill savings in comparison, and as mentioned before you could be paying them back in just 6-9 months.

3) Switch easily

When the LED bulbs arrive, switching is easy and there are no special adapters needed (unless you opt for dimmable). The life of the LED lights can last for up to 12 years, meaning you will not have to worry about changing them for a good while.

4) Start saving money!

Now you can sit back, relax and enjoy your energy efficient light bulbs and watch the money saving straight away! You’ll be very surprised how much you can save.

5) Think of other ways to save money on your energy bills

Now that you’ve mastered some savings on your lighting, why not look at other simple ways to save energy and money on your bills. There are lots of grants and funding available to help you along the way too – follow the link to our website and take a look at how else you can save money and become an energy saving pro in your home!

For more information or to buy LED lighting, visit the Tempo online LED store at www.ledhut.co.uk/tempo and type in the code TEMPO 15 at checkout for a 15% discount

References

1 – which.co.uk

2- the energy saving trust

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