frequently asked questions

frequently asked questions

Here are some questions that we’ve commonly been asked.

1. Are LEDs harmful to the environment?

LEDs do not contain mercury or any other toxins meaning they will not contaminate the environment when they are disposed of. As with all electronic appliances, they should be recycled at an approved facility.

2. How does the installation process work?

When it comes to installing your new LED lights ESL will be completely flexible around your personal needs and requirements. We understand some establishments will need us to install during the evenings which is perfectly fine with us.

3. What is the design process?

One of our consultants will work closely with you during the design process. They will come and view the property and then help you decide which product is best suited for you and how you would like them to look when they are installed.

4. Is there Finance options available?

Yes we offer a variety of different Finance packages including Salix. Please contact us on 01344 883399 or alternatively fill out a contact form to discuss the finance packages with a member of our team.

5. Are LED Lights better for you?

LED lights provide an improved flicker-free natural lighting environment, this then provides a better environment for students and teachers within schools, NHS staff in theatres and home life.

6. Are LED lights as bright as traditional ones?

Here at ESL we use FLUX LED products these lights are as bright if not brighter than a standard bulb, they will also take less time to warm up so become brighter quicker. Less LED lights are needed to achieve the same level of brightness given off by fluorescents and incandescent lights. Fewer lights will reduce energy consumption and will therefore be a benefit to the environment.

7. Are they more efficient than traditional lighting?

LEDs’ work in a completely different way to traditional lighting as they typically use 75% less energy whilst producing more light. 95% of the energy within LED lights is converted into light with only 5% being wasted through heat whereas the traditional lightbulb will use 95% of energy for heat and only 5% will be converted into light. Less energy reduces the demand from power plants and decreases greenhouse gas emission.

8. Don't they take ages to get up to full brightness?

FLUX LEDs reach full brightness just as quickly as incandescent bulbs. If you want instant full brightness everywhere in your house, then you could consider LEDs throughout.

9. Do LEDs flicker?

No there is no flickering with LEDs, this is due to the lights not containing glowing filaments.

10. Are LEDs dimmable?

LEDs are dimmable. Please refer to individual product descriptions where it will confirm if they are dimmable.

11. Do LEDs fit into existing fittings?

FLUX LEDs fit most traditional fittings. Please see individual product descriptions to ensure you order the correct light bulbs.

12. Have they banned traditional light bulbs?

Old-fashioned GLS light bulbs are being phased out across the European Union and in many other countries. In the UK, the government has acted ahead of EU legislation, and most types of GLS bulb are no longer produced. Some may still be available in shops for a while until existing stocks run out.

13. How long do LEDs last?

FLUX LEDs last between 25,000 hours and 50,000 hours.
In a family home this may mean you may never have to change a light bulb again.
How long they last depends on individual usage which will differ from home to home.

14. I’ve heard the light is too cold for use in the home?

When buying LEDs, you now have a choice about the colour temperature the light will produce.
The colour temperatures can vary from cool white to warm white. If you are unsure of the correct look to choose please ask one of our specialist team to help you.

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esl is a leading and well respected Lighting Consultancy, specialising in LED Lighting and energy efficient solutions. Established in 2008 at the beginning of the new emerging LED market.