LEDs - 10 times less energy*
Why wouldn't you switch?
LED Lighting for Home disy
About LED lighting
LED lighting is the easiest way to save money on power bills. Not only does it provide a super quick payback (around 1.5 years), it lasts 5-10 times longer.*
Given that lighting consumes between 8 and 15 per cent of the average household electricity budget, why not switch to a more efficient and longer lasting type of light that pays for itself in no time at all?
LEDs (which stands for ‘light–emitting diodes’), are a more efficient, versatile and longer lasting type of light, compared to compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), incandescent lighting and halogen downlights.
How Much Can LED Lights Save?
When you understand how much money LEDs can save you, it’s a wonder that the world is still catching up with installing them. LEDs not only use 10 times less energy than conventional lighting and last 10 times longer).
Example: compared to a halogen downlight, which consumes 50W and requires a transformer that uses 10W (total: 60W), an LED downlight which emits the same amount of light, only uses a fraction of the power (just 6W). Best of all, a quality LED will last 10,000 hours, whereas incandescents and halogen downlights usually only last for 1,000 hours.
Why Make the Switch?
LEDs use 50%-90% less energy
they emit very little heat (this reduces your load on air-conditioning)
their lifespan is 5–10 times longer than CFLs and incandescent/halogen lighting respectively. This means less waste going to landfill and of course, less climbing up a ladder to replace failed bulbs.
good-quality LEDs offer comparable light output to CFLs and incandescent lighting
you can get a similar colour temperature (eg. warm white; cool white)
LEDs are way-cheaper when you factor in the lifetime energy use costs (ie. bulb replacements, time spent climbing up a ladder to replace failed bulbs)
Life Expectancy of an LED Light?
If you buy good-quality LEDs, you can expect them to last between 10 – 20 years. Over time, the amount of light produced decreases, compared to halogen downlights, for example which ‘burn out’ or fail.
Are LEDs as Bright as Halogen Downlights or Incandescents?
Yes – quality LEDs offer comparable and in some cases brighter light output compared to other types of lighting.
Is LED Lighting Dimmable?
Most LEDs don’t like being dimmed. That said, there are some types of LEDs that are designed to be dimmed, so let us know how many of your existing lights are on dimmer switches.
Do I Need to Replace the Whole Fitting or Just the Bulb?
We generally suggest changing the whole fitting, including the gimble and the bulb if:
your existing halogen downlights are dimmable; or
your existing transformers are at least 10 years old.
Otherwise, you can usually just change the bulb.
Do LED Lights Get Hot?
One of the reasons LEDs last so long is that they don’t radiate heat (this is one of the main reasons incandescents and halogen downlights fail). A ‘heat sink’ is built into the LED which absorbs the heat that’s produced and prevents the bulb or tube from overheating/burning out. This makes them much safer than halogen downlights for example, which pose a fire risk if they come into contact with insulation.
What Type of LED Lighting is Available for my Home?
TheEnergyExperts.com.au can arrange for the following types of LEDs to be installed in your home:
recessed LED downlights
LED tubes (to replace T8 or T12 fluorescent tubes
LED globes (to replace 40W, 60W and even 75W incandescent bulbs or 10W, 12W, 15W or 20W compact fluorescent globes, also known as CFLs).
It’s worth noting that poor quality LEDs are often not as energy efficient or as long-lasting as the packaging claims. Lower quality LEDs often provide insufficient light, may flicker when dimmed, change colour throughout their lifetime or fail prematurely. Like with anything you buy, it’s worth paying a little more for quality.
LED Lighting Quotes
TheEnergyExperts.com.au fast-tracks the LED lighting quotes process for you by sourcing multiple competitive quotes on your behalf from local, professional companies.
We’ve cherry picked installers in your area that have a reputation for excellence and who are very competitively priced. Please note, a minimum of 30 lights is required for change over.
NEED MORE HELP FINDING THE RIGHT LED LIGHTING?
We cover the following areas: St George and Sutherland Shire, Wollongong, Illawarra, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven, NSW South Coast, Macarthur, Wollondilly, Southern Highlands, Goulburn, Canberra, Capital Country, Central Coast, Newcastle, NSW Mid North Coast, New England and Blue Mountains.
* than compact fluorescent and incandescent lighting respectively