It seems the popularity of LED bulbs is constantly on the rise and more people have started to understand the benefits and are overlooking the cost. Councils across the country are deciding to make the change from incandescent to LED streetlights noticing the savings that could be made and also the safety aspect. Somerset was one of the first British towns to make the investment and it seems more councils are following in their footsteps, including Scunthorpe.
In some towns and cities, streetlights are turned off after a certain time in order to save money and to be eco friendly. However, it has been recognised that this could be extremely dangerous and the solution seems to be changing the streetlights to LED. The lighting is extremely low in terms of running cost, however, they are at present costly to buy. Therefore, they seem to be a more popular option with councils and the Government rather than homeowners.
The lights were trialled in Brigg last year, on several residential streets. The resident’s opinions were taken into account and it was decided the lights should be put in place in more areas across the town. Using LED bulbs will result in a large saving on the town’s electricity bill and will also help them to reduce their carbon footprint. Energy saving is a high priority matter at the present time and making the change will help them save considerable amounts. The lights are set to automatically change in brightness, depending on the time of day, making them as cost effective as possible.
Councils that have already made the switch are seeing the full benefits of using LED lighting and taxpayers are expected to save over £4,500 every year. The lack of mercury in the bulbs makes LED lighting a very popular option, making it safer for the environment. The long life expectancy of over 22 years means labour costs may also be reduced and the streetlights will no longer have to be turned off at times throughout the day. The LED’s allow for better illumination making it clearer for road users throughout the night. The life span is 5 times more that of the traditional street lamp, making them the perfect option.
LED lights are also being advised to homeowners who wish to save money and can afford the investment. With the looming energy crisis, it is important to make as many changes as possible to keep the money of your bills and conserve as much energy as possible.Astute Lighting is a company based in Blackburn, specialising in LED lights. They offer an unbeatable service and competitive prices mean they are hard to beat when it comes to lighting your home.