A quick guide to LED lights
It sounds obvious, but the best place to start saving money on energy is to work out which lights are on the most, and replace them first.
How much light?
As rough guide, if you want comparable light to the “old school” 100w light bulb, go for 10w LED, 60w – 6w LED, 40w – 4w LED. For downlights and spotlights, replace a 50w GU10 with a 5w LED lamp.
Light temperature (colour) is measured in Kelvin (K) the lower the number, the warmer/yellower the light output. If you like a traditional warm light, 2700K are akin to the light from an old-fashioned bulb. At around 4000K the colour is a more neutral white, as the number gets higher the light becomes cooler and whiter – anything approaching 6000k will be nearer to blue on the lighting spectrum. Manufacturer’s descriptions often use the terms ‘warm white’ or ‘cool white’ to help you distinguish.
If you want to dim your lights?
Look for the ‘dimmable’ symbol on the packet or lamp. Watch out, here’s something worth remembering when buying dimmable LED lights. Because they use so little energy, you may need to change your dimmer switches as well. But don’t worry we can help you with that.