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BLT Direct Calls on Brits to Make Eco-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

Britain’s number one lighting solutions retailer is calling on the UK to ring in the New Year with an eco-friendly conscience and make the switch to LED bulbs.

“2016 has finally arrived which means New Year’s resolutions are kicking off across the UK. In 2016, we’re encouraging clients to think about the bigger picture. LED bulbs are an easy way to reduce energy usage and up the eco credentials of any home or business,” says Steven Ellwood, Managing Director of BLT Direct.

Widely acclaimed for their efficiency, LED bulbs use around 85% less energy than their halogen and incandescent counterparts. They also run circles around CFL lights, with 30% less energy consumption. When it comes to helping the UK reach its ’20-20-20’ targets, a nationwide switch to LED bulbs is set to play a key role. From domestic homes to commercial businesses, LED bulbs lend themselves to a myriad of applications.

The US Department of Energy has hailed LEDs for their eco-credentials, asserting that “Widespread use of LED lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States.”

With growing concerns over the UK’s rapidly depleting landfill space, long life LEDs are a great way to minimise waste. Average lamp life ranges from 15,000 to 50,000 hours, an impressive lifespan that significantly reduces the need for replacements. Cutting down on replacements also reduces wastage from manufacturing, packing and shipping. Unlike mercury laden alternatives such as HID bulbs, LED bulbs contain no toxic metals. This makes them water supply and sea life friendly.

As well as minimising environmental footprints, LED bulbs are also a guaranteed way to reduce energy bills in 2016. Not to mention a decade of maintenance free service. This means Brits can simultaneously cut overheads, and reduce CO2 emissions.

At the online store customers can browse a huge range of LED bulbs for a myriad of applications. With 10 cap/base types there’s a LED solution for every light fitting. Plus, the huge assortment of wattages, voltages, colours, colour temperatures, shapes, sizes, lumens and beam angles gives customers a huge range of choice.

Created by Steve Ellwood on 5th January, 2016


Steve Ellwood

Steve Ellwood

Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct