An extraordinary light bulb in Livermore, California has purportedly been continuously glowing for more than 110 years. The hand-made bulb was created in 1897 and was given to the local fire station by a businessman four years later in 1901. Only when Livermore was subject to a power cut has the bulb been dimmed, as well as the fire service’s 1976 move to a new building. The bulb’s low-wattage is believed to have contributed to the incredibly long life span, but nobody can quite explain how the century-old bulb has lasted quite so long.
Whilst BLT Direct, a UK provider of light bulbs and lighting solutions, cannot guarantee that any of their products will see out the century without breaking a sweat, they certainly have a fantastic range of energy-saving light bulbs that can last a lifetime. With GU10, GLS, LED lights and other more obscure types of bulb all available from BLT, there is a lighting solution for every purpose.
The low-energy GU10 bulbs are considered to be a direct substitute for the recently outlawed halogen bulbs traditionally used by many. With integrated cooling-tube technology, a high light efficiency is maintained throughout the lamp life, which can reach up to 14 years when used for 10 hours a day. BLT Direct has a great selection of these cost-effective and environmentally-friendly bulbs, from 7-watt (equivalent to 40-watt) right up to 13/14-watt (equivalent to 75-watt), and the bulbs come in a variety of colour temperatures to enhance any environment.
The LED versions of these bulbs have an even longer life span, with the LED GU10 Cluster 1.8-Watt boasting a reputed lamp life of 30,000 hours. Not only do these bulbs last longer, they also manage to save electricity along the way; for just one of these bulbs, the average saving in electricity bills over its entire life will equate to around £65. Available in a flattering warm-white shade and with an energy-efficiency rating of ‘A’, these bulbs are a worthy investment in the search for a long-lasting lighting solution.
GLS bulbs are also a popular alternative when searching for long-lasting illumination, and with estimated lifetime savings hitting highs of £76.80, they are surely the best value for money. The Energy Saving GLS 20-Watt light bulbs have a bayonet base, which fits thousands of existing fittings, and they greatly reduce useless heat and UV output in favour of more energy-efficiency. Using the latest breakthroughs in light output and colour rending, the bulbs ensure not only long life, but great brightness and luminosity.
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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 17th February, 2012
Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct