Buying your first house, it can be the most exhilarating and stressful time of your life, not to mention expensive! With so many hidden costs that you may never have thought about, you will be looking to save money at every place you can. Your new homes lighting may not be top of your priorities list in your first few weeks, but it something you really should consider. By using energy saving bulbs such as LEDs you will not only reduce your carbon footprint and improve your homes efficiency, but you will be saving massive amounts of money from day one!
Where to start?
- The first thing to do is go around your home, look at the bulbs currently in place and identify what bulb type/ fitting they are. Use our handy LED fittings guide to match your bulbs. Then find the matching bulbs on our website.
- Turn your lights on and think is the current bulb bright enough? Too bright? Do you like the colour or would you like to change it?
- When you know what you want from your light, look through the bulbs specifications to find the exact right one for your home. If your unsure remember you can always contact us to help clarify any confusion.
Why Choose LEDs?
LEDs at first may seem like a large expense, but with the savings you will make with them you will see your initial outlay returned to you in a matter of a year or 2, and you will continue to save for long after. LEDs use a very small amount of power to work, so for example your standard Bayonet Cap incandescent bulb will use 60 watts of power to run. Our LED B22 equivalent uses only 12 watts, and has a life span 25,000 hours. Swapping your bulbs over to LEDS you will make massive energy savings and once in place you won’t have to worry about replacing it for many years to come.
To work out the savings you will make use our Money Saving Calculator. This will show you how much money your home will save using LED bulbs.
Where Can I Use LEDs?
LEDs can be used to replace almost any bulb. We do a massive range of retrofit bulbs, simply remove your old one and replace it with your LED bulb. Alternatively create new lighting styles in your home using LED lighting. There are multiple ways to use our LED Flexible Strip Light kits. From lighting under your kitchen cabinets, to along to top of a wardrobe. They are available in white or multicoloured so you can create an array of different effects with them.
See what you could do in your home with Coloured LED lights, they look fantastic in any room and you can be really creative with where you place them and how they are used.
LEDs will save you those all-important pounds in your new home, plus their long life span gives you one less thing to worry about. Not only that but they look fantastic to their strong bright light will give a fresh new look to your home, perfect for any first home!