The LED Revolution

Following the LED revolution, it can be argued that the lighting industry has played a significant part in meeting the necessary targets to decarbonise our economy. LED sources can offer two to three times the energy efficiency of their fluorescent counterparts, and significantly more against the most inefficient sources such as halogen and incandescent.

The longevity of LEDs compared to traditional sources eliminates the need for periodic lamp replacement further reducing the carbon footprint of LED luminaires over their lifetime by eliminating both the lamp wastage and the manpower historically invested in continuous lamp replacements around the country.

Given that lighting is estimated to consume 15% of all electricity globally it is no surprise that inefficient light sources are often targeted by governmental bodies as a key aspect of energy saving and carbon reduction. Phase out of traditional light sources can however be an inconvenience for users with a high percentage of fluorescent or halogen sources installed on their estates so it pays to be aware of the dates at which spare lamps will no longer be available, and what the options are to update lighting both to gain the efficiency savings of LED and to ensure that your lighting can be easily maintained in future.