Low Energy Light Bulbs

The division of feeling with regard to low energy light bulbs (low-E) is amazing! Whatever you may think of the EU ban and its implementation, there are now many new low E lighting products available to effectively help make the switch. Yes, they can be more expensive to buy initially, but remember; they last up to 12 times longer, and can save approximately £7 per year, on your electricity bill, per bulb.

Fitting low energy light bulbs

As opposed to the traditional 60 or 100 watt light bulb, which waste a lot of their energy by turning it into heat, low energy bulbs can have a major impact on helping you cut your electricity consumption, and are now distributed via suppliers and outlets that can access CERT funding, which often makes them free or subject to a negligible cost.

In most homes, lighting can account for approximately 20% of a typical electricity bill. It is calculated that, if every UK household installed at least 3 energy saving light bulbs, there would be enough electricity saved in a year to energise all the street lighting.

Why you should use energy saving light bulbs?

  • They use less energy than standard bulbs.
  • They will save you money on your electricity bill.
  • They produce just as much light as standard bulbs.Energy saving light bulbs last longer, so don’t have to be replaced as often as standard bulbs.

So I want to replace my light bulbs with low energy lighting, what low-E bulb wattage is comparable with my traditional bulb?

  • 25W Ordinary light bulbs = 6W Energy saving bulb equivalent
  • 40W Ordinary light bulbs = 8-11W Energy saving bulb equivalent
  • 60W Ordinary light bulbs = 13-18W Energy saving bulb equivalent
  • 100W Ordinary light bulbs = 20-25W Energy saving bulb equivalent