everything you need to know about LED

everything you need to know about LED

LED lighting is the most energy efficient light source available. As technology improves, so does LED lighting. Options include dimmable and emergency as well as sensor, which are all available when it comes to choosing the right LED fitting for you.

How long to LED bulbs last?

LED lights supplied by ESL can last up to 63,000 hours, which is over 5 times the lifespan of the average fluorescent bulb. If you were to run an LED bulb for 8 hours a day, It would last nearly 22 years. This is enough time for 21 Pancake Days, 6 Olympic games and 2 decades.

Can LED bulbs be dimmed?

As LED lighting becomes more advanced, more LED bulbs are becoming dimmable. Since LED lighting consumes a lower wattage, not all dimmers function with LED lighting the same as they would with high wattage incandescent bulbs. Those bulbs that can be dimmed have a trailing edge dimmer which is designed to work with low voltage LED lights. For questions about dimmable LEDs, contact someone from the ESL team on 01344 883399.

Is retrofit an option?

Retrofit refers to the replacement of traditional bulbs to led bulbs, rather than changing the whole light fitting. You will still receive the same benefits but with little work. What is the reason for retrofitting? If your building is older and has Artex ceilings, this often contains asbestos which can be dangerous when interfered with. Retrofitting allows the lighting to be upgraded without having to disturb the Artex ceiling. If you are unsure whether your building has asbestos, our team are fully asbestos trained so we will be able to help.

Benefits that come with LED lighting:

  • Cost effective: LED lighting uses up to 80% less energy to run compared to traditional incandescent bulbs, making them much cheaper to run.
  • Energy efficiency: LED lighting is capable of turning 70% of energy into light rather than heat. Whereas, traditional bulbs emit 85% heat and 15% visible light.
  • Reduces eyestrain and headaches: LED lighting is flicker-free which helps reduce headaches & eyestrain and increases productivity.

How do I know what light fittings best suit my workplace?

As part of our service, ESL offers a free site survey. This entails a walk around your site noting down the replacements and upgrades which will take place in order for you to make a huge savings on your electricity bills. We will ensure the recommended lux levels and adhered to, and you will benefit from the lighting upgrade.


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