We have some LEDs in our home which my husband purchased from LEDHut. They stock a whole range of lightbulbs in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you don't need to go out and buy a new light fitting you can just change the lightbulb!
LEDHut also has a handy online calculator where you can work out how much you will save based on your typical light usage. The idea is that although you might spend more on them in the first place, you will quickly save yourself money.
LEDHut states that:
- LEDs are far more heat efficient than traditional lightbulbs and use up to 90% less energy
- LEDs last 50 times longer than traditional bulbs - lasting 50,000 hours or 25-30 years!
- 'A home replacing just 12 standard 50W halogen bulbs with LED equivalents could be making monthly savings of £9.15 - a total of almost £2550 over the lifespan of the bulbs
- 'Unlike some CFL and halogen bulbs' LEDs do not contain 'harmful substances like mercury. This means they are far safer to use around the home and can be recycled without damaging the environment.'
When buying LED lights you get the choice of two colour options - warm white and cool white. Warm white lights are typically suited to living areas and bedrooms. Cool white lights are generally used to light areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.
Have you made the switch to LED lights? How much energy and money have you saved?