Making the most of LED lighting in your home

May 8th 2017
By: Melanie
Making the most of LED lighting in your home

LED lighting is not new but taking a fresh look at the lighting scheme of your St Albans or Harpenden home with a bit of technology behind you could transform it. Lighting also uses a lot of power but it is also one of the easiest things to change and therefore make more energy efficient.
 
LEDs might still be the most expensive type of light bulb you'll see in the shops, but they do have advantages over the other types of bulbs, over time they use 90% less energy than traditional incandescents and can in some cases pay for themselves through energy savings in just a couple of months. LEDs aim to be ultra-long lasting in some cases claiming to last for 25-30 years, depending on which one you buy and how you use it.
 
LEDs give out their light almost instantly when you flick the light switch, so you don't have to put up with dim light while they get going. But the main thing to work out with LEDs is how to gauge the right light 'temperature' for you. This is measured in Kelvin and it should be clearly marked on the packet of any light bulb.  If you like a warm white, much like the old-fashioned tungsten bulbs that is about 2700 Kelvin (K). In colder climates like norther Europe we tend to favour a warm light, while the inhabitants of hotter climates prefer more white or blue in their colour temperature.
 
LED lights are low energy, generate low heat and are very versatile. These mood lights can be used in the bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, outdoors anywhere you would like to add interest and flair well worth revisiting.
 
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/28/led-lights-information