Design & Technology
Our lighting collections have been designed to maximise the benefits of LED technology.
The main advantage of LEDs is their efficiency. Traditional filament lamps (bulbs) need to generate a lot of heat, to warm the filament and create light. Creating this heat wastes a significant amount of energy.
In LED lamps, a far higher percentage of the power they use goes directly to generating light. In simple terms LEDs produce more light (measured in lumens) per watt than regular incandescent lamps, therefore they use less energy. This light can also be directed efficiently.
Premium Light, an initiative bringing together a consortium of 12 pan-European organisations with expertise on energy efficient lighting, estimates lighting accounts for 7% of the typical household energy bill, and that that the average household can save around £40 per year by switching from incandescent and halogen lamps to LEDs.
As well as being extremely efficient LED lamps have a long life span, lasting up to 25,000 hours at their full performance, and 50,000 hours before their performance drops below 70%.
LEDs do not burn out like filament lamps, but they are usually replaced when their efficiency drops below a certain level and they become less bright.
LEDs do not contain any chemicals such as mercury and their long life span means a reduction in the need for materials and production of new lamps.
More information about LED technology and its benefits and applications can be found here:
A straightforward guide to understanding LEDs and using them in the home.