Are you looking to save money, reduce electricity consumption and CO2 emissions and help the environment? Then look to lighting the way with energy saving light bulbs from BLT Direct. Our exhaustive collection of energy saving lamps offers lighting solutions that will not compromise on light quality or style.
In a comprehensive choice of shapes, styles, wattages, colours and brands the only difference you will notice when running these lamps is the cost! From GU10s to reflector spotlights, dimmable bulbs to sensor lamps and so much more besides you will find it here.
Wattages; 5 watt to 200 watt
Lamp Types; CFL, GU10, Spiral, Candle, GLS, Reflector, Par, PLEQ, PLET, Golfball, Blacklight, Dimmable, Striplight, G9, Plumen, R&s and Low Voltage
Colour Temperatures; 2700k, 3000k, 3500k, 4000k, 5000k, 6000k and 6500 kelvin
Colours; Warm White, Cool White, Very Warm White, Daylight, Blackilght, Blacklight Blue, Blue, Green, Red and Yellow
Voltages; 220-240v, 110-130v and 12 volt
Cap/Base Types; E14/SES, E27/ES, Ba15d/SBC, E40/GES, G9, GX53, R7s/RX7s, S15, BC-3, GU10(TP24) and GU10
In a bid to reduce our energy consumption incandescent lamps have been phased out resulting in reduced energy bills in every home and work place where the lamps have been replaced. By phasing out these inefficient bulbs, we can make a real difference to our national energy consumption and well as our individual consumption. Inefficient light bulbs have been disappearing from the shelves - they're all being replaced by energy-saving light bulbs. Low-energy lighting is fast becoming the norm. New technology is developing quickly and there's a wide range of products to choose from.
Energy saving lighting is one of the most viable eco-friendly, cost effective lighting options for domestic, retail, commercial and business applications. But what are the advantages and benefits? Here is an outline of what makes it just so cost efficient and energy saving and some interesting facts;
Compared to traditional lamps less energy is used to generate the same amount of light (less than a quarter of the power required to light up a filament bulb, resulting in 75-80% energy savings).
Energy saving bulbs need far less electricity to light the same amount of space.
Fitting just one energy-saving light bulb can save you on average £3 a year - and by swapping all the inefficient bulbs in your home for energy-saving alternatives you could save around £55 per year.
By saving energy over the life of the energy-efficient light bulb you also help save and protect the environment.
If every UK household installed 3 Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs enough energy would be saved in a year to supply all street lighting in the UK.
Energy saving light bulbs use different technology that enable them to produce a highly efficient and compact light using a fraction of the energy.
The British public walks to the moon and back twice every year to change light bulbs. CFLs last on average 12 times as long as standard bulbs; go for a healthy walk outside instead!
Do energy saving light bulbs flicker?
No they don’t. This is a myth. Some of the older designs did flicker on start up, but the latest technology includes electronic rapid start circuitry to ensure the lamp lights in less than 1 second.
Are these lamps bigger than traditional incandescent bulbs?
When they first went into production energy saving light bulbs did seem cumbersome and often protruded from a light fitting. Nowadays this is not the case. Many compact fluorescent lamps, for example, are the same size or smaller than ordinary bulbs.
What shapes and styles of lamp are available?
Whatever the style, design or shape of lamp you require it is now nearly always available as an energy saving lamp. From standard GLS bulbs and golfball lamps to GU10’s and reflector lamps, striplights and PAR lamps you will find the type of bulb for your light fitting.
Do they fit directly in existing fittings?
Yes, they are retrofits for existing fittings and available in a diverse choice of caps and bases, from standard ES (Edison Screw) and BC (Bayonet Cap) caps to the more unusual 2 pin R7s/RX7s base.
Are dimmable energy savers available?
Traditionally no, but a new generation of dimmable energy efficient lamps has been on the market for a while. As direct replacements for standard dimmable light bulbs you can still create the atmosphere and ambience in your home or business whilst reducing energy costs. We stock dimmable energy efficient light bulbs in a range of shapes such as candle, GU0 and spiral to name but a few from well-known and respected brands that include Megaman, Omicron and Kosnic.
Is the light output dull or pale?
Nowadays energy savers radiate light of consistently high quality in a wide choice of colour temperatures and lumens to match the light output of traditional lamps. From a soft warm white to a bright daylight you can recreate the effect you desire.
Are energy saving lamps safe?
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) contain very small and safely contained amounts of mercury. However, mercury is not emitted and therefore they are completely safe to use.
Why are they more expensive to purchase?
The purchase price of energy saving light bulbs has traditionally been more expensive than "traditional" incandescent lamps because they are more complex to produce. However, over its lifetime an energy saving lamp can save around £70 just by replacing a 100 watt incandescent with a 20 watt energy efficient light bulb!
A broad and diverse range of lamp types!
It may surprise you to learn of the comprehensive choice available these days. Here is an explanation of the lamp options available to you.
With high power and low energy consumption, GU10 light bulbs are one of our most popular energy saving lighting solutions. The GU10 range is now considered to be a direct substitute for standard high energy consuming halogen bulbs. The bulbs we supply will fit any GU10 light fitting with a retractable back. Arguably one of the best things about Energy Saving GU10 light bulbs is that they can last a lifetime. In fact, the average light bulb lasts up to 14 years, even if you use it for 10 hours every day! If you're looking to cut costs while getting an optimum lighting solution, the GU10 light bulbis perfect. It can provide up to an 80% reduction in running costs which amounts to a noticeable saving on electricity bills each year.
A direct replacement for standard reflector lamps that gives an 80% saving in running costs, 70% reduction in heat output and 90% decrease in UV output.With a life span of between 5000 and 15000 hours (depending on the product) these reflector/spotlights are a great solution for a multitude of lighting applications. In domestic, retail, restaurants, display, and foyer spotlights these lamps are a win/win for your electricity bills and the environment.
Standard/Candle/Golfball and Mini Globe;
A choice of classic shapes suitable for utility as well as for decorative use. The clear versions provide very bright light and the soft coated versions offer high light intensity while still being gentle on the eye.
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s);
One of the most common energy saving lamps available, they are now come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes including candles, golf balls and spotlights. What’s more, CFL bulbs have been improved in recent years so that they now give off a far better quality of light, with the same warmth as incandescent bulbs. With screw or bayonet fittings, in traditional shapes and sizes, as stick or spiral bulbs and more besides the latest compact fluorescent lamps “warm up” very much faster than older designs, and include electronic rapid start circuitry to make the lamp light in less than 1 second with virtually no flickering.
Most compact fluorescent energy savers available on the UK market cannot be dimmed using a standard domestic dimmer. The latest technology “Dimmerable” energy savers started to be introduced in October 2007 and can be dimmed simply by rotating a standard dimmer switch. Please check to ensure that you are ordering the correct item before using an energy saver with a dimmer switch. Our dimmable bulbs are direct replacements for standard dimmable light bulbs but with the advantage of being energy efficient. We stock Megaman, Omnicron, Kosnic and Philips dimmable energy savers.These smooth dimming lamps have a 10000 hour lifespan and save 80% on running costs. Megaman Dimmerable Light Bulbsare dimmable from 10% to 100% and have a flicker free operation. Applications include lounges, bedrooms, hotel rooms and restaurants. Omicron dimmable lamps will perform at 100% and dim down to 40% light output andare suitable for general domestic, retail and commercial applications and have a lamp life of 8000 hours making them a win/win yet again for your pocket and the environment.
Designed to directly replace traditional striplights and lasting 5 times longer than the incandescent filament lamp they replace these lampsare generally used in cabinets, display units and for under shelf/pelmet lighting. With a lifespan of 5000 hours frequent lamp replacement will become a distant memory!
Prismatic Light Bulbs;
The prismatic outer glass bulb on these durable light bulbs gives added weather resistance, sparkle and reduces glare. For outdoor applications in a weatherproof holder with a lifespan of 8000 hours they are a cost and energy efficient alternative to traditional incandescent light bulbs.
Dusk to Dawn Sensor lamps;
A direct replacement for traditional incandescent sensor lamps you will really notice the reduction in running costs with this energy saving version. With a life span of 8000 hours and an 80% saving in energy consumption these are a great security lighting solution that costs next to nothing to run.
Energy saving light bulbs are now available in shapes and types you may not have considered. From blacklight lamps that create dramatic lighting effects in bars, night clubs to low voltage lamps for site applications and caravans to Plumen lights that are the world’s first "designer" energy saving light bulb. The plumen light bulb benefits from all the energy saving advantages while also looking fantastic in most fittings!
Our exhaustive collection of energy saving light bulbs gives you, our customer, a wide choice of energy saving, environmentally friendly, cost effective alternatives to traditional lighting in your home or business. With no need to compromise on light quality or style you can take your pick from our products. If you are seeking a like for like lamp, such as a clear candle light bulb in a warm white colour, then you will find it here. Likewise with spotlights or designer lights. With an 80% reduction in costs and energy use, infrequent lamp replacement and high quality light output and colour choices energy saving lighting is the way forward.
Although energy saving light bulbs are more expensive than their energy-wasting counterparts, they make use of modern technology to reduce your overall electricity costs and consumption over time. To calculate these savings please click here. This chart highlights cost savings per light bulb you could be making in your home or work place. With government initiatives to reduce carbon emissions are you doing your bit to save the environment?
Confused about Equivalent Wattages? To replace an incandescent bulb with a CFL, you'll need to know what wattage to purchase because they are not equal.