As reputable electricians, we are passionate advocates of implementing energy efficiency where possible. Helping businesses and households reduce their energy consumption, means we also aid them in cutting their energy bills, financially freeing them to spend money in more beneficial areas.
As part of our being compliant with Conservation of fuel and power- Approved Document Part L, we always aim to help all our clients be as energy efficient as possible. When it comes to domestic and commercial new builds this translates as us identifying any opportunities to use high-efficiency alternative systems prior to the construction of the new build, providing it is environmentally, technically and economically viable to do so.
High-efficiency alternative systems include, but are not limited to, decentralised energy supply systems based on energy from renewable sources and cogeneration, which involves jointly generating electricity and heat.
One area businesses and households can be more energy efficient in is in their lighting. Energy saving lights include mainly light-emitting diodes (LEDs) but also halogen incandescent and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).
Traditional incandescent light bulbs worked by using a wire filament/fibre that was heated to such a high temperature that it glowed with visible light. This process is called incandescence. The problem was that 90% of energy was given off as heat rather than light and therefore was wasted. Nowadays there are options available, which our qualified and experienced electricians can safely install, that enable you to illuminate your property with the same amount of light for less money.
Types of Energy Saving Lighting
Halogen incandescents are energy saving bulbs that have within them a capsule that contains gas around a wire filament to increase the bulb’s efficiency.
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are a type of energy saving lights that are basically curly versions of the long tube fluorescent lights many people have in their kitchens. They use less electricity than traditional incandescent lights, so effectively pay for themselves after a short while. They can and should be recycled at the end of their lifecycle.
Both halogen incandescents and some types of CFLs can be used alongside light dimmer features. These features are another smart energy saving technique, preserving electricity when utilised to lower lighting levels.
Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are semiconductors that work by converting electricity into light. Among the most modern energy saving lights, LEDs waste considerably less energy through heat and deliver a high performance in cold environments. This, coupled with their strong durability qualities make them great for outdoor as well as indoor lighting use and a popular choice, due to their longevity and low energy use. In short, they save you a significant amount of money in the long term.
For an efficient, transparent and reliable energy saving lighting service for your domestic or commercial property please contact us on 01422 356 222 today.