LED Lighting Upgrades

LED Lighting Replacements

The UK Government has recently taken a commendable step towards promoting a greener planet by devising a plan aimed at ending the sale of halogen lighting, which will be implemented this year. This move is in line with the UK’s broader initiatives in battling climate change and reducing energy usage to cut down on harmful emissions that pose a significant threat to our planet. The new legislation is extensive and includes the removal of fluorescent lamps from the shelves by September 2023, implying that consumers will no longer be able to buy old-style lamps and will have to switch to advanced and more energy-efficient lighting.

Whilst the UK started phasing out higher energy lighting back in 2018, the new legislation means that consumers will not be able to purchase replacement lamps for older-style lighting. However, LED lamps have several advantages over the obsolete filament/halogen lighting, such as long-life lamps, higher energy efficiency, flexibility in lamp colour and higher output per Watt of energy.

The ban means that some individuals may have to replace the lighting in their homes or workplaces, and this is where we can be of assistance. We can help you choose the right lighting and can also do you a return on investment calculation to provide an estimate of what you could potentially save on your energy costs.

Although LED lamps have several benefits, some dimmable LED types may cause problems. Additionally, because LED lamps have low wattage, some dimmer switches may not be compatible and may need swapping out for a compatible type.

It should be noted that while replacing lights one-by-one may seem like an easier option, paying for all the lights to be replaced could be more cost-effective in the long run. Moreover, buying a better quality LED lamp that lasts a long time is more efficient than purchasing cheaper alternatives that may need replacing 2-3 times more often than higher-priced alternatives.

Fluorescent tubes fall into the category of hazardous waste because of their composition, and disposing of them correctly is crucial. We highly recommend handing them to a waste recycling company for proper disposal or taking them to a retailer who accepts the old lamps as part of a replacement lighting schedule.

If you’re looking to upgrade your home, office, workshop or warehouse lighting, our services can provide greener, brighter and more energy-efficient lighting at a time that suits you or your business. For a free lighting design and energy-saving estimate, get in touch with us via the contact page or the button below.