One LED company is encouraging householders to invest in quality LED lighting in 2013 to offset any increases not just in the short term but potentially to 2033.
“Even with our most expensive LED spotlight that costs £35.99, during it’s expected lifespan it could save well over £2700 in electricity usage & replacement bulb costs” said Chris Stimson, Managing Director of Energysavingled.com. “In a simple 12 bulb kitchen that’s a saving of over £150 a year. Many customers will replace their entire property with LED bulbs to increase savings further.”
The Government is committed to investment in low carbon sources to meet the goal of supplying 30% of electricity from renewables by 2020. Tim Yeo, Chairman of the Commons Energy & Climate Change Committee, told Today that he personally believed that a couple of pounds a week was a reasonable price for householders to pay for such investment.
“We absolutely recommend that people buy quality LED bulbs to start saving for that increase today” Chris commented. “Over 20 years, every single Halogen bulb could be expected to be replaced around 20 times. That’s a big light bulb bill plus all the travel to buy them increases carbon footprint, not to mention time wasted climbing up and down ladders. With quality LED bulbs you might only need to change them once every two decades!”
Switching from a standard 50w Halogen to a high quality LED alternative, which on average consumes 89% less energy, benefits the environment by saving 14 tonnes of C02 from being released and substantially reduces the number of failed Halogens sent to landfill.