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Lighting accounts for 40% of your energy bill

Mr and Mrs Lawrence always lit their kitchen and other rooms of their home with 50W halogen GU10 spotlights, but became concerned about the large increase in their lighting bill after they retired. They asked Greenvision Energy to replace their lightbulbs with LED energy-efficient alternatives and were delighted to find that the Which? BEST BUY Integral GU10 Glass 4.4W LED bulbs were direct replacements for their halogen bulbs. That meant a quick, no fuss and no mess installation that was completed in under two hours. After replacing all their halogen bulbs with advanced, energy-efficient LED bulbs, Mr and Mrs Lawrence saw their lighting bill drop by £326.22 per year, and their new lighting system paid for itself in just over one month.

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“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.”

- Dave Lawrence, Nottingham

Why Greenvision Energy?

The Lawrences chose Greenvision to carry out their LED lighting replacement and installation because we supply quality products at competitive pricing. We are an LED lighting ‘one stop shop’, taking you through the entire replacement process from your free survey to installation, including calculating your potential energy savings and the estimated return on investment. Easy and simple. And with our unique ‘Pay As You Save’ scheme, you can replace all your old lighting with energy-efficient, durable LED bulbs without the huge upfront cost.

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Our Product Range

  • GU 10

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    • ‘Halogen replacement bulb’
    • Perfect lighting in any room of the home
    • Which? BEST BUY (GU10 Spotlight) 2016
  • GLS

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    • Replaces old-fashioned ‘household bulb’ – same size and shape
    • Ideal for living rooms, bedrooms, hallways and all other living areas
    • Which? BEST BUY (GLS Lamp) 2016
  • Candles

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    • Found in lampshades, chandeliers and mounted lighting fixtures
    • Little heat emitted: do not cause lampshades to fade or become brittle and minimises fire hazard
  • Filament

    filemant led bulb
    • Appearance, feel and weight of a traditional lightbulb
    • A++ rating
    • Super-wide beam angle of 300° or more

Greenvision's Pay As You Save

Though LEDs are extremely energy-efficient and are guaranteed to reduce your lighting bill, we understand that upfront costs can be daunting. That’s why we created our unique ‘Pay As You Save’ scheme, which allows you to replace all your old lighting with energy-saving, durable LED bulbs without the large upfront cost. You can then choose to spread the cost of your LEDs over 6, 9 or 12 months and the savings made by installing LEDs will cover the repayment costs!

 

  • LED Striplights

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    • Change the mood and look of any space, indoors or out
    • Ideal under kitchen cabinets, in floors and ceiling coving & for bathroom mood lighting
  • Decorative

    vintage leds
    • Vintage-style for a classic aesthetic in traditional or modern settings
    • Very warm glow – 1800K
    • 2.5W for 85% energy efficiency over incandescent lamps
  • Reflectors

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    • ‘The original GU 10’
    • Mostly used as kitchen ceiling lights
    • LED equivalent of old kitchen reflectors
  • Night Lights

    led night lights
    • Ideal for hallways, bedrooms and nurseries
    • Automatically switches on at night and off at dawn
    • Costs less than 2p per week to run

 

 

Not replacing old lighting now is costing you money – installing LEDs guarantees savings immediately. Money kept in a bank account is likely to be accumulating little or no interest. Why not invest the money you’re not using into LEDs? Energy savings equals smaller bills and more money to spend on your home and family.

 

 

Return on investment

Due to their immense energy savings, most Domestic LEDs pay for themselves within a matter of months. With huge life expectancies ranging from 15,000 to 50,000 hours, our selection of home LEDs are guaranteed to cut your energy bill by up to 90% for years after their return on investment. And with our unique ‘Pay As You Save’ scheme, you can even replace all your lighting energy-efficient LEDs with no upfront cost. Want to find out how much your property could save by installing Domestic LEDs? Request a Free Survey.

 

 

Why switch to Domestic LED lighting?

tick 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

tickEfficient 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)

tickLEDs are direct replacements for older, inefficient bulbs so there is no need to change fittings – cheap and quick installation

Incandescent and halogen bulbs are being phased out under EU regulations, ensuring that people replace their old bulbs with energy efficient alternatives like LEDs. This one simple step is set to reduce our CO₂ emissions by up to 15 million tons a year!

Exceptionally quick return on investment

tickThe advanced thermal management of LEDs, such as their thermoplastic heat sinks, drastically reduce lumen depreciation, prolonging the life of the bulb – some LEDs have an expected lifespan of 50,000 hours

tickCan 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

tickLEDs do not contain toxic materials like mercury and lead, which were common in old incandescent and halogen bulbs

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.

tickAbsence of heat makes LEDs safer to handle - cool to the touch

Reduces your carbon footprint

 

“LEDs now offer a real alternative to conventional lighting, with luminaire efficiencies exceeding traditional technology. This will help to reduce energy use for lighting, or help to facilitate higher lighting levels, but without increasing energy demand…there is no doubt that all major lighting manufacturers are investing in an LED future.” – World Green Building Council

 

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How easy is it to install Domestic LED lighting?

LED light bulbs are designed as a direct replacement for older, inefficient lighting systems such as halogen or incandescent bulbs. This means that there is usually no need to change light fittings – installation is easy, quick and cheap.

Whatever your current lighting system, Greenvision Energy can help. Our approach to LED lighting is to keep it simple. There are so many different types of Domestic LED lights, so we will walk you through the entire lighting replacement process; we will conduct a lighting survey, calculate your potential energy saving and return on investment, and install all your new LEDs in a short, simple and painless process. In some cases, you won’t even have to pay for your LED lighting upfront; using our unique ‘Pay As You Save’ scheme, you can spread the cost of commercial LED lighting over 6, 9 or 12 months, allowing the savings made by installing LEDs to pay back the loan.

 

Pitfalls of LED lighting

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Though LEDs are an excellent energy saving alternative, buying poor quality LEDs can be more than just an expensive mistake; the technology in early LED strip light replacement tubes was very rudimentary and there have incidents where installing cheap, faulty LED strip light replacement tubes has led to fires. Though these are unlikely to be found in homes, the widespread consensus from leading LED manufacturers and professional installers is clear: do not buy cheap LED alternatives and make sure you are buying a good quality product. All of the products offered by Greenvision Energy are extremely good quality and are safe to use, as shown by Integral LEDs being awarded seven Which? "BEST BUYS". Though not as cheap as some online alternatives, the prices of our LEDs are actually extremely competitive for the quality of our products.

;Something else to watch out for with LEDs is the number of LED chips in the light (which often look like small yellow or orange squares). Counterintuitively, more LED chips does not mean that an LED bulb is better quality. In fact, it is often the opposite; a larger number of LED chips in a bulb reduces the distance between the chips, preventing the heat emitted by each chip from dispersing and instead allowing the heat to damage the chips. This reduces the lumen output of the bulb and so, also the bulb’s lifespan. It is therefore much more cost effective to invest in an LED with a smaller number of LED chips but with a larger lumen output. Remember: with LED chips, less is definitely more.

Want to find out more about LEDs? Check out our Domestic LED Lighting Guide.