Created on Thursday, 07 November 2013 23:28
Written by IES Edinburgh
Replacing an incandescent or compact fluorescent bulb for a new LED unit is the way to go: they're extremely energy efficient, operate cool, contain no mercury, cast pleasant warm light, and are now finally within the realm of "affordable". The current batch of LED bulb offerings can provide comparable brightness to previous lighting options, but unlike compact fluorescents, LEDs provide instant light without needing to warm up, with even lower energy requirements. Depending on what type of LED’s you go for they can save you a massive 80% of you lighting bills. You would be mad not to use them as they would pay for themselves in the first year!