In the lead up to nationwide energy standard changes for residential and commercial properties across the UK, leading lighting provider BLT Direct has refreshed its range of T8 tubes to offer landlords and agents even more choice. With products from Osram, Crompton and Kosnic, the site is the UK’s go-to retailer for energy efficient T8 tube replacements, at some of the best prices on the market.
By 2018, all new commercial landlords will be legally required to upgrade the energy efficient standards of their properties to a minimum Energy Performance Certificate rating of Band E. Furthermore, from April 2018 all residential landlords will be required to comply with new Band E energy efficient housing laws, or risk financial penalties. The new legislation has been hailed by UK Green Building Council John Alker as the “single most significant piece of legislation to affect our existing building stock in a generation.” According to government studies, the new legislations have the potential to save tenants up to £880 a year in utilities bills, as well as slash their CO2 footprint.
Steven Ellwood, Managing Director of BLT Direct said, “Working towards a greener Britain is incredibly important, and the new government legislations regarding the residential and commercial property rental markets are a significant step forward. Of course, landlords and letting agencies will be preparing for the deadline and to make the switch easier, we’ve rolled out a more extensive range of energy efficient LED fluorescent T8 tubes.”
To help landlords and letting agents prepare for the upcoming changes BLT Direct has expanded its range of leading brands in this area, including Osram, Crompton and Kosnic. Together, the trio manufacture a comprehensive range of standard T8 fluorescent tubes and the more efficient LED T8 tubes.
Making the switch to LED fluorescent tubes is a straight retrofit process, and they’re available in all standard lengths. Designed with safety and convenience in mind, the T8 range of LED fluorescent tubes are available in 10W, 20W or 30W versions, as well as lengths ranging from 600mm to 1800mm.
The existing benefits of using fluorescent tubes are well-known, and the tubes offer great energy savings. For those who want to make even further savings to their energy bills, the LED tubes are an excellent retrofit product which are ideal for lighting large spaces like offices, classrooms, corridors and hospitals. Both types are available from BLT Direct, so those with commercial premises have plenty of choice when they’re deciding which lighting solutions to buy.
Created by Steve Ellwood on 6th May, 2015
Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct