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Spotlight on LED lights

One of the questions we get asked the most by our customers is about LED lights – whether we install them (the answer is yes) and whether they’re really worth the hype (again, the answer is yes). Here’s the five questions we get asked the most about LED lighting; if you want to know more about LED lights, feel free to get in touch with us for a chat. 

What is LED lighting?

LED lights are the latest technology in energy efficient lighting. LED stands for ‘Light Emitting Diode’, a semiconductor device that converts electricity into light.

What are the benefits of LED lighting?

LED lights have two main benefits. Firstly, they’re super energy efficient, using approximately 85% less energy than halogen or incandescent lighting. The benefit for you is significant savings on your power bills. 

Secondly, LED lights have a much longer lifespan than other types of lighting, which means less outlay in replacing blown bulbs. Depending the manufacturer’s guidelines (this is important), a typical LED light has a life expectancy of 20,000 to 50,000 hours - roughly 30 times longer than incandescent lights. At eight hours per day, this equates to approximately 17 years.

Is LED lighting expensive?

LED technology is moving fast and it’s now cheaper to install LED lighting than it ever has been. Despite having a higher initial outlay than incandescent or halogen lighting, LED lights’ longer lifespan and energy efficiency means you’ll quickly recoup the costs – and continue to save for years to come. 

Are LEDs able to be dimmed and do they come in different colour systems?

Yes – we install LED lights that can be dimmed. You can choose between warm and cool lighting systems.

How complicated is it to upgrade our current lighting system to LED?

Not complicated at all.