Why Choose Energy Efficient Lighting?

Thursday, 16 March 2023

It’s been almost 150 years since the first incandescent light bulb was commercialised and now, they’re close to becoming a thing of the past. Especially with energy saving bulbs on the rise. These newer light bulbs shine brighter, last longer, and save more energy when powered.

An efficient solution to lowering not just your household electricity bills but your carbon footprint, too, and helping you save in the long-term.

If that’s not enough to convince you, we can tell you why you should choose energy efficient lighting.

What Are Energy Saving Bulbs?

Energy saving and energy efficient are both used to describe these types of light bulbs. They last much longer than traditional bulbs whilst using less electricity to produce the same amount of light. The most common energy saving bulbs are LED (Light Emitting Diode), CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp), and Halogen incandescent bulbs.

CFLs were actually one of the first energy efficient lighting options on the market. However these have been replaced largely by LEDs which are able to fit almost every light fitting in a home.

In the past, one of the criticisms of energy efficient lighting options was that the light itself was harsh and icy white. Fortunately, we’ve come a long way since then and, partially thanks to LEDs, energy efficient bulbs come in warm, soft white tones as well. Actually, you can get coloured LEDs now.

Though CFLs still take a couple minutes to reach full brightness, LEDs and halogens come on instantly.

Why You Should Choose Energy Efficient Lighting

In both businesses and homes, lighting is one of the easiest infrastructures to upgrade and with LEDs on the rise, becoming more energy efficient is a great solution. Because why not?

With the mass adopting of energy saving measures, everyone collectively reduces their carbon footprint and their energy bill. And in a time of both a climate and energy crisis, that’s quite a hard deal to say no to.

Longer Lifespan

LED bulbs are now the most efficient option on the market today. They last ten times longer than any CFL bulb and up to 50 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs so they’re great long-term investments.

With their longer lifespan, they require less maintenance over time than other types of bulbs.

Reduced Energy Costs

Light is emitted as soon as electric currents pass through the LED, reducing the amount of wasted heat and energy. As LED lights require less energy when powered than traditional lamps, they will help to lower any energy bills of a home or business.

Improving Cash Flow

Having a longer lifespan means less maintenance and fewer replacements. At least in comparison to any other bulbs, and especially compared to traditional bulbs.

For businesses that use significant amounts of energy every year, or homes that are felling the increased cost of living, this is quite an important factor.

A Green Solution

By using less energy, energy saving light bulbs can help to reduce carbon footprints and do their part for the environment. Plus, LED specifically are the greenest solution on the market currently.

Better Quality of Lighting

With a higher lumen output, energy efficient lighting is capable of providing a quality of light that is far superior to traditional bulbs. And in plenty of workspaces, good lighting is essential for the productivity of staff and the completion of work.

How To Make The Switch

It’s quite easy to make the switch to energy saving light bulbs, and it’s a simple way to reduce your business’s energy usage and costs!

Tips for switching to energy saving light bulbs are:
  • Assess Current Lighting Needs: Are there any areas within your business or home where you can make the switch to energy efficient lighting? You should consider the type of light bulbs you currently use and seeing how energy efficient ones will benefit you.
  • Making The Switch: Finding the right bulbs for you can be done quite easily, it just depends on your lighting needs and preferences. All you have to do when you’ve found the right bulb for you is to swap out the traditional bulb for your new, energy efficient one.
  • Practice Other Energy Saving Counters: Don’t just rely on energy saving bulbs to help you reduce energy usage and costs. Think of other, simple methods you can do in your home or business that would help, too. For instance, turning lights off in unused rooms or turning appliances off at the mains socket.

What Searchlight Electric Offers

So, how do you feel now about choosing energy efficient light bulbs?

And with more than 75 years under our belt collectively, Searchlight Electric promises experience and knowledge to meet all needs, including those diverse and constantly changing ones.

We receive hundreds of products each year and have more than 3,000 lighting products in our catalogue so we can guarantee 90% availability of our products at all times. Additionally, we cover all major categories, design, styles, and lamp types to provide a ‘one-stop solution’ for our worldwide training partners’ decorative lighting needs.

If you would like to register an account with us or have an inquiry about Searchlight, please get in touch by completing our contact form.

Alternatively, pop down to our showroom. Want a direct method of contact? Call us a ring on 1061 203 3300.
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