Have you ever asked yourself, ‘Why is my electricity bill so high?’ Don’t worry, you’re not alone, with many South Africans asking themselves the same tough question.
The answer is really quite simple. Change your lightbulbs. The best and possibly easiest way to improve your energy efficiency is by replacing old light bulbs with LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes)
Once you make the switch, you’ll be amazed by the difference it will make to your electricity bill.
Here are just a few of the advantages we’ve identified by changing out those power guzzling incandescent bulbs with LED lights.
LEDs have gone down in price and can cost often fairly the same as the old fashion
LED lighting is up to 80% cheaper to run than halogens.
LEDs last alot longer. The upfront costs of LED lights is slightly higher but their energy efficiency and durability more than compensate for this.
Less than 10 percent of the power used by incandescent lamps is actually converted to visible light; the majority of the power is converted into infrared (IR) or radiated heat. Excessive heat and ultraviolet radiation (UV) presents a burn hazard to people and materials. LEDs emit virtually no IR or UV.
Leds come in many types of globes. Downlighters – Gu10 (220v) and MR16(12V), Edison screw, bayonet, small Edison screw, 500w flood light halogen, fluorscent tubes, rope lights, Par38 garden light to name a few