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Home Safety & Security - Timed Lights & Savings

The school holidays are fast approaching and within the next few weeks, schools and colleges across the country will break up until September. This is traditionally the time when many families plan their summer holidays so as not to miss out on any term time; be it the customary two weeks in a family-friendly resort, or something more spectacular like a safari or skiing holiday. Whilst families are away, homes are left unattended for long periods of time, and many homeowners like to put their lights on a timer whilst they’re away, to make it look as though the house is in use and deter burglars from breaking in. For anyone intending to use this method of home security, it is worth investing in some energy-saving light bulbs, which can be left on for long periods of time whilst reducing electricity bills and minimising harmful gas emissions. BLT Direct’s extensive selection of lighting solutions includes many low-energy alternatives to the conventional halogen bulbs, and come with a range of bases to accommodate all fittings and fixtures.

One of the most popular energy-saving lighting solutions, and one which is perfect for this kind of task, is the Energy Saving GU10 Light Bulb. Generally considered to be the direct and most practical alternative to the halogen bulbs which are still used in many homes, these GU10 bulbs manage to be highly luminous whilst consuming comparatively small amounts of energy. Energy savings when using these bulbs can reach 80% on standard electricity bills, making them perfect for adding to a timer in a lounge or a hallway for the duration of a holiday. The bulbs start at just £3.99 each, or £34.99 for a box of ten.

Many people have already contemplated the switch to energy-saving lighting solutions, but are put off by the idea that they may have to re-wire or replace their existing lighting fixtures. This myth is put to bed with the popular Energy Saving GLS Bulbs, which all come fitted with the traditional Edison Screw or Bayonet Cap bases. The majority of homes are already completely kitted out with fixtures that will accommodate these bulbs, making the switch to these inexpensive and environmentally-friendly alternatives easier and cheaper than remaining with the expensive incandescent range. With prices starting at just £1.49 per bulb, and savings over the lifespan of a bulb estimated at around £45.00, there is no time like the present to start saving and prepare for the holidays.

Using a dimmable bulb is also a great way to save money when planning to use bulbs for a long period of time. As illumination won’t be an issue when the family are on holiday, setting a dimmable bulb to be turned on at quite a low level is still a great way to deter burglars and ensure the safety of an empty home. Dimmable Energy Saving Light Bulbs need no additional fixtures or fittings, and are compatible with any existing dimmers that a home may have. Based on 7 hours of usage per day, these bulbs can last for a fantastic 25 years, and over the course of this incredibly long life span, the estimate saving on electricity bills can reach almost £200.00. These bulbs are available to purchase from BLT Direct priced at just £14.99, and are a sound investment for this summer holiday and many to come in the future.

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About BLT Direct:  BLT Direct are an online supplier of lighting solutions.  They provide a wide range of lighting products, as well as light fittings and lamp disposal services, and are committed to offering energy efficient solutions to meet a wide range of home and business lighting needs.

Created by Steve Ellwood on 13th July, 2012


Steve Ellwood

Steve Ellwood

Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct