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Why switch to LED lighting?

LED lighting and its benefits have been discussed practically everywhere in recent years. At INUI, we know that making the switch to LED lighting is one of the best ways you can conserve energy and cash. But how does switching to LEDs save so much electricity and money, and what other benefits does LED lighting have?

Today, many households and businesses across the UK still think the question “Why switch to LED light bulbs?” must always be answered in terms of the money and energy they could save, and how ‘eco-friendly’ and sustainable LED lighting is.

If you run a business, you may be getting sick of hearing all the talk about how switching to LED lighting can help demonstrate your brand promotes ‘social responsibility’ and sustainability. The reasons to make the switch to LED light bulbs – whether they’re for your house, office, warehouse, showroom or street  – are more numerous and interesting than you might think.


Making the switch to LED lighting makes financial sense

From a ‘money-saving’ perspective, switching to LED light bulbs is indeed a better option and a smart investment that comes with heaps of benefits. We could cite tons of statistics to you on the wonders of LED lights that would probably cause your eyes to glaze over in boredom. So instead, we’ll present you with our LED Lighting Calculator so that you can see for yourself the benefits of the meaty savings you could get your hands on by choosing LEDs.

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OK, let’s provide you with one ace example of how you can save money switching to LED lights. If we go by the calculation of the Energy Savings Trust that the UK national average price per kWh for electricity is 14.05p, and we enter that into the relevant box of our calculator – together with five lamps, a bulb wattage of 100 and eight working hours per day – we can reduce our current £243.45 annual running costs to £146.07 switching to LED lighting.

This assumes, of course, that you are currently only using traditional incandescent bulbs, and that you switch entirely to an LED solution. It’s also only one of the many great ways to answer the question “Why switch to LED lighting?


Many of the benefits of LED lighting are less obvious

You may have previously read tons about why switching to LED lighting makes so much sense. You may be familiar with how much longer they typically last than traditional bulbs – approximately 20 times longer!

LED light bulbs use less energy, and also have an impressively high level of recyclability. By comparison, old-style CFL energy-saving bulbs contain mercury and need to be disposed of in a manner that prevents the contamination of a waste site. Indeed, you won’t find any hazardous solids, liquids or gases in an LED bulb.

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But were you aware that LED lighting has also been associated with less obvious benefits? Here are a few prime examples: 

  • Encouraging plant growth
  • Safeguarding the health of your skin due to the absence of UV light
  • LED light bulbs are cold to the touch rather than hot, and therefore they are less wasteful and conserve significantly more heat than traditional lighting
  • LED lighting is completely silent and doesn't produce the annoying 'humming' that is associated with other bulb options
  • LED bulbs don't attract pesky bugs and insects
  • You won't get any flickering with LED lights and they're almost impossible to break, thanks to their thick epoxy


The benefits of making the switch to using LED lights are endless

We could truly go on and on about the positives of using LED lights.. LED bulbs are far from gimmicky, and certainly aren’t only of relevance to ‘eco warriors’ or those obsessed with saving the pennies.

Switching to LED lighting is a suitable solution for every resident or business owner, and when you purchase yours from INUI, you can be sure of purchasing products that best suit your needs and at the right price. Call us on 01509 266355 or email us on sales@inui.co.uk to find out more about how INUI’s bespoke lighting options could help you.