Have you thought much about the way you are lighting your home? I have, and in fact in the new year we will be changing all of our bulbs to LED ones as part of a project I am going to be involved in. Why you might ask? Well for me it’s because I can be more energy-efficient and save money on my household bills, without compromising on style!
I’ve done my research on what energy-saving measures there are, and started to make lots of changes to my home already, with better insulation (cavity walls) my boiler is regularly serviced and plans for more efficient draft proofing. I would love to fit solar panels, but they are beyond my budget, so I wanted to look at other easy ideas of saving energy.
Did you know that LED s use up to 85% less energy that traditional incandescent bulbs? With this simple change, and one that I can do myself, I am going to be saving money for very little money in comparison. LEDs offer high-quality, energy-efficient lighting that can help both save money and the environment. As lighting on average makes up around 25 % of a families energy bills, it can really make an impact I think. LEDs also last far longer than incandescent bulbs, at least 50,000 hours, compared to 1,000 hours. So I will also be buying them less frequently.
My home has approximately 20 bulbs fitted, and I think I would spend £38 per year using LEDs, in contrast to £272 using traditional lighting, a saving of £234 per year. So I will very quickly recoup on the initial outlay.
I must admit though, I don’t know much about LED’s and whether there is something for all of my lighting in my home, as an interiors blogger I do have a lot of them! So I have been doing my research on a which LEDs will be the best for me on the WhichLEDLight.com site, which compare quality, performance and price. It’s definitely come up trumps! So come the new year I will have all LEDs, I shall report back on my savings!