LED Lighting – Is it worth the switch?

LED lighting has been around for a long time but has only become popular in the domestic market in the last 10 years. There are three key benefits to LED lighting over conventional lighting and these are:-

1. Normally 75% cheaper to run over conventional light bulbs. Also, better for the environment.

2. They last a lot longer, so no need to replace the bulb for years

3. They do not produce anywhere near as much heat and therefore reduce the risk of fire

History of Lighting

Numerous references from the past have illuminated the fact that lamps have been used to spread light, even before electricity was invented, and lighting was given a new meaning. The use of lamps can be broadly classified into two eras: The pre-electrical era and the post electrical era.

Lamps: The Pre-electrical Era

Electrical Hazards In The Home

Research available from the electrical safety body, the NICEIC, has found that the public are mostly unaware of the electrical dangers lurking in their homes. Householders that were questioned had electrical hazards in their homes including exposed bare wires, loose cables, old wiring and overloaded sockets.