Landlords, have you ever spared a thought for the lighting in your properties? Because if you haven’t, then you should do!
Do you even know the type of lighting that you have installed for example? Are they energy saving bulbs like LED inbouw spots or are you still burning old fashioned incandescent bulbs?
Because if you are, read on and see why you should make the switch to LED fittings…
Today, there is quite a lot of choice of bulbs and where to fit them. Did you even know that you could get inbouw led spots keuken or built-in LED spots for the kitchen?
This is not all, they come in many shapes and sizes including badkamer spotjes (bathroom spots) and LED inbouwspots dimbaar.
So LEDs really are an option for the home, whereas in the past they may not have been.
Once upon a time, LEDs didn’t really work that well with a dimmer switch. But that has all changed.
As long as you check the LED fitting spots you buy are firstly dimmable and that the dimmer switch definitely is compatible with LEDs, they work just fine.
It might be an idea to buy these at the same time, from the same retailer and brand, to avoid any potential problems though.
As well as creating a great ambience in any living room that you might want to install them – the good news is that now there are even special dimbare LED inbouwspots badkamer, perfect for creating a relaxing mood in the bathroom.
These dimmable LED spots can be built-in to any bathroom to give it the wow factor, that your tenants will surely love.
Another advantage of installing dimmable bulbs is the further saving that these represent in energy consumption. Give your tenants the option of turning down the lights and you should see a proportionate reduction in your electricity bills.
The main advantage of LED bulbs – although there are many – is the simple advantage they offer in terms of lifespan.
An LED bulb can reasonably expect to live for up to a whopping 25,000 hours of use. They might power on for longer and could even go on for 100,000 hours.
How does this compare with the alternatives, though?
Well, take the average LED lifespan at 25000 hours (conservative estimate). This compares with 8000 hours of a CFL and only 1200 of life from the poor old incandescent.
This translates as three standard CFLs per LED and a staggering 21 incandescent bulbs!
Once you consider these statistics, it is a total no brainer to install LEDs in all your properties!
ENERGY SAVINGS WHICH TRANSLATE INTO HARD CASH
The LED bulb doesn’t only last longer than its competitors. It also uses significantly less electricity than the other types of bulb.
Let’s imagine you change ten incandescent bulbs for LEDs, in one of your properties. Here’s how the energy consumption and savings could stack up.
This is based on the supposition that you are burning the bulbs for a standard eight hours per day and that your electricity tariff is 13.75 per kilowatt hour. The number is then multiplied by 365 days of the year.
Ten incandescent bulbs of 50 watts would use 1460 kw/h with a resultant cost of £200.75.
But ten LED bulbs of 3.3 watts only cost £13.25.
This is a potential saving of £187.50 every year, per ten bulbs!
On top of the electricity savings, there is also the extended lifespan of the LED. As we have mentioned. One LED could replace over 20 incandescent bulbs.
This in itself represents a significant saving, even without taking your much lower electric bills into account.
And if you think that LED bulbs are still far too expensive – well, now the price has reduced significantly making them much cheaper initially to install.
Even if they do cost a small amount more to buy initially, they more than make up for it, very quickly!
You might be wondering how LED bulbs manage to create the same amount of light, with considerably less electricity.
This is because compared to a traditional bulb it does not waste 80% of the electricity in creating heat. It nearly all is turned to light. This means that significantly less electricity is needed to provide the same amount as light.
With no mercury or any other toxic components present in LEDs, this is yet another reason why these are environmentally friendly.
LEDs can also be recycled easily.
Putting LED lighting inside your properties is great for the environment and saves you cash. But putting them on the outside of your homes also has its advantages.
These are the number one choice for outdoor and security lighting.
The reason LEDs make such good external lighting is because they are not affected by the extreme of heat or cold and they can also work well in wet and damp conditions.
And these are just a few of the reasons for you to fit LEDs to your properties today!