Now Is The Time To Switch From Fluorescent Lighting To More Environmentally-friendly LEDs
Online lighting experts BLT are urging consumers to ditch their fluorescent lighting in favour of the more cost-effective and sustainable choice, LEDs.
LEDs are a highly-versatile option that can transform existing light fittings into a low-cost and energy-efficient light source, which will result in exceptional financial savings for those who choose to make the switch.
Steve Ellwood, Managing Director of BLT Direct said, “With so many lighting options now available to people, it’s time for consumers to realise the benefits that they can receive, both financially and environmentally, by making small changes. Fluorescent lighting is an outdated option that is much more expensive than LEDs. We have a great range of reasonably priced LEDs on our website for people to browse through and consumers will be able to calculate how much they will be able to save by using our Energy Saving Tool.”
With many businesses now choosing to make the switch to LEDs or pledging to do so within the next few years, individual customers need to also take the opportunity to get in the know about the merits of this type of bulb. LEDs are better for the environment, are much cheaper and also have a much longer lifespan, which will mean individuals and organisations will be able to reduce the amount of time they spend changing bulbs.
One of the main differences between the two types of bulbs is that fluorescent lighting contains a small amount of mercury, a poisonous substance that can be harmful if ingested. This also means that fluorescent lighting needs to be disposed of in a more thorough way that complies with certain guidelines.
Studies have also suggested that using fluorescent lighting in schools and other working environments can cause headaches and a lack of concentration amongst those exposed to the light source.
Written by Steve Ellwood on 19 Dec 2017
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