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Why switch to Domestic LED lighting?

LED lighting uses up to 90% less electricity than halogen or incandescent lighting which can mean much lower bills and big savings in energy. LED light bulbs also last much longer than standard halogen bulbs, often lasting up to 20 years so replacement costs are lower as well.

LED lighting is also safer; by working at lower temperatures than halogen bulbs, there is a much reduced fire risk. Further, LED light bulbs contain no harmful substances like Mercury which are often found in CFL and halogen bulbs. As such, LED light bulbs are safer around the home and are 100% recyclable.

As well as the financial and environmental benefits, LED lighting can give you much better control. LED lighting systems can be configured to give you control over individual LED bulbs allowing you to create an ambience to match your mood.

Can I save money by installing LED lighting?

  • Exceptionally quick return on investment. Can be less than 12 months
  • Outdated incandescent and halogen bulbs waste 95% of their electricity input by turning it into heat.
  • Efficient energy conversion technology enables LEDs to easily achieve the same light output of an incandescent or halogen bulb with a much higher wattage (a 5W LED bulb can emit a greater brightness than a 50W halogen bulb) 

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  • Outdated incandescent and halogen bulbs waste 95% of their electricity input by turning it into heat. An extremely efficient electricity conversion system means LED bulbs use up to 90% less energy than these inefficient bulbs
  • Efficient energy conversion technology enables LEDs to easily achieve the same light output of an incandescent or halogen bulb with a much higher wattage (a 5W LED bulb can emit a greater brightness than a 50W halogen bulb)
  • LEDs are direct replacements for older, inefficient bulbs so there is no need to change fittings – cheap and quick installation
  • Exceptionally quick return on investment
  • Can be used in conjunction with a Home Automation system, such as the MiHome Light Switch or Nest Indoor Cam, so improving the energy efficiency of your house and further reducing electricity bills
  • LEDs are not made of fragile elements such as glass tubes and filaments, contributing to their durability – most domestic LEDs do not need to be replaced for at least 7 years
  • Choose the ‘Colour Temperature’ emitted by LED bulbs – warm, yellow light makes living areas feel more comfortable and welcoming, but cool, white light is ideal for kitchens and offices as it can improve concentration by 37%. Light colour can affect everything from mood to the amount of sleep you get - visit our Case Study page to find out more.
  • Absence of heat makes LEDs safer to handle - cool to the touch
  • Reduces your carbon footprint

What is LED Lighting?

Light-Emitting Diodes (‘LEDs’) are undoubtedly the most efficient type of electronic light source currently available. Unlike conventional light sources like halogen, incandescent or CFL bulbs, LEDs are not made of fragile elements such as glass tubes or filaments and do not contain dangerous materials like mercury or lead, ensuring safer, more durable lighting. LEDs also use considerably less energy and emit less heat than traditional lighting systems, making them more energy efficient as well as less frequent to replace.

How much could I save with LEDs?

Since around 40% of the energy consumed in buildings is used for lighting, it’s extremely important that bulbs are energy efficient in order to minimise energy bills. LED bulbs use up to 90% less energy than an incandescent or halogen bulb and far less energy is wasted as heat, allowing you to light your home for less. Even though they use far less energy, LEDs do not compromise on brightness; due to the efficiency with which they convert electricity, LED bulbs can emit the same level of brightness as a standard bulb using far less wattage. For example, a standard 4W LED bulb would easily achieve the same brightness as a 50W halogen bulb. LEDs also last 25 times longer than a regular halogen bulb, drastically reducing replacement costs. The savings made by LED bulbs can mean a return on investment within five months..

If combined with a Home Automation system, the savings from LED bulb could be even greater. By only lighting your home when you really need you, you can minimise your lighting bill while improving the security and comfort of your home. Find out more about Home Automation in 'LEDs and Home Automation' (below) or check out our Home Automation Guide.

LED Jargon

  • LED Jargon Lumens - The brightness of LEDs is measured in Lumens (Lm). The higher the number of Lumens, the brighter the bulb. Since LEDs are still relatively new and unfamiliar to customers, most LED bulbs will say their equivalent wattage so that customers can replace their old bulbs while keeping the same brightness in their home. 
  • Heat sinks - Heat Sinks provide a path through which heat can escape the LED, reducing the depreciation of lumens and increasing the lifespan of the bulb. Usually made of aluminium, Heat Sinks can dissipate heat via conduction, convection and radiation. LEDs contain other features to help with ‘Heat Sinking’, such as metal fins and wings to increase surface area.
  • Kelvin scales are common to help customers get the right light colour for their rooms. Counter intuitively, the higher the number of Kelvins, the ‘cooler’ a light will look. 2700K is about the equivalent to the warm, yellow light emitted by a conventional lamp (most popular for homes) while 10,000K is what most people would associate with the light of a clear blue sky, which might be ideal for a more clean, modern look. There are no rules about which colour temperature you have in your home – it’s all personal preference. You can mix and match throughout the house to get a different feel for each room; you might want a warm, cosy 2700K bulb for your bedroom but a cool white, 5000K light in work areas like the office.

    Correlated Colour Temperature Chart


How bright are LED bulbs?

As with any light bulb, LEDs vary in brightness from anywhere between 50 to 1200 Lumens. Look out for number of Lumens to tell you how bright the LED is. As well as their number of lumens and wattage, most LED lightbulbs will also state their equivalent wattage to outdated halogen bulbs.

How efficient are LED bulbs?

LED bulbs use 90% less energy than old fashioned bulbs, which are why old, inefficient lighting systems such as incandescent and halogen bulbs are currently being phased out under EU regulations.

How long do LED light last?

Due to the advanced thermal management of LEDs, such as their durable ‘heat sinks’, the lumen depreciation of LED is extremely slow. This means that LEDs have an exceptionally long life span compared to outdated incandescent and halogen bulbs, with some LEDs lasting up to 50,000 hours. LEDs are also not made from the traditional, fragile materials that lightbulbs used to be made of, such as glass tubes and filaments. This means that they break far less easily, significantly reducing replacement costs.

Can LED's be used as part of my home automation system?

Yes – some ‘smart’ LEDs have Automated technology built into the bulb, allowing you to control the bulb directly from your phone. Unfortunately, these bulbs can be expensive. If you don’t want to buy LEDs pre-set with Automated technology, products such as the MiHome Light Switch give you full control over all your existing home lighting without need to replace any lightbulbs.

Are they dimmable?

Most LEDs are dimmable but check in the product specification before buying. To be able to dim an LED, you will either need to buy LEDs compatible with a traditional dimmer or replace your existing dimmer with a dimmer specifically designed for LEDs.

Can I create mood lighting with LED lighting?

Due to their versatility and range of colours, LEDs are one of the easiest ways to create mood lighting on the market. LED strip lights can be can be cut, curved and connected to any space in your home and the ability to dim LEDs mean that you can create any mood you wish. You can also choose LEDs for their ‘colour’ and ‘temperature’, helping your bedroom feel sung and warm or your office calm and bright. Find out more in the ‘LED Jargon’ section of this guide.

Do LED lights produce heat?

Outdated lighting systems like incandescent and halogen bulbs get hot because 95% of the electricity they use is wasted by being turned into heat. The electricity conversion system of LED bulbs is much more efficient, using 90% less energy and emitting far less heat. This means that the bulb does not get hot, making them much safer to handle. Some LEDs, such as the Integral LED Night Light, are specially designed to be extremely safe and are cool to the touch.

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Dave Lawrence Nottingham

“I had around 20 GU10 50W bulbs in my house which I replaced with 4.4W LED equivalents. The light from the LED bulbs is just as bright as my previous lights, but my lighting bills have dropped by nearly 90%! Plus, I’m not having to change bulbs every 5 minutes as they are much longer lasting. I’m so impressed I will be replacing all the bulbs in my house with LED lights.”

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