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Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), light emitting diodes (LEDs), and high intensity discharge (HIDs) are great energy saving lighting solutions for your home or business.
They provide increased efficiency, decreased heat emissions, environmental benefits and are significantly more economical than traditional incandescent light bulbs. CFLs and LEDs are transforming how businesses are being illuminated.
Whether you are looking to light a factory, a school, a medical facility or retail space, you can save energy by replacing your current lighting with new CFL, LED, HID or fluorescent lighting. Call Mr. Electric Gloucester on Gloucestershire to find out how you can update and advance your business today.
Benefits of Compact Fluorescent Lighting
CFLs are initially more expensive, but they run on 1/3 the electricity and last up to 10 times longer. Energy efficient bulbs only put out 25% the amount of heat a regular light bulb does, so this makes them safer to use and allows you to cut cooling costs as well.
Compact fluorescent light bulbs use 75% less energy than regular incandescent bulbs and they can last up to 10 times longer.
CFLs can be used almost anywhere you have an incandescent light bulb. They can be used in ceiling fixtures, lamps, track lights, outdoor fixtures, recessed fixtures, dimmers and more.
When you replace one incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb, you prevent an estimated half-ton of CO2 from entering the atmosphere over the life of the light bulb.
Premium Lighting Quality
CFLs give off a warmer light than the cool light of previous fluorescents. In addition, new ballast CFL bulbs don't flicker or hum.
What is not to love about compact fluorescent lights? They can help you increase your efficiency, decrease your energy consumption and help the environment.
Types of CFL Lighting
These bulbs are the equivalent to a standard incandescent bulb. Spiral CFLs come in similar sizes options of standard incandescent bulbs and they give off a warmer light.
Because traditional spiral bulbs are not designed to be used with dimmers, a special kind of CFL had to be created. Dimmable spiral bulbs have the ability to dim between 20-90 percent full light. Dimmable bulbs come in different shapes from the standard spiral type to the flame tip candelabra base type.
This shape can be used in chandeliers, lights, some ceiling fans and some smaller based lamp fixtures. Make sure that you buy a dimmable candelabra bulb if you are going to hook your fixture up to a dimmer switch.
Triple Tube Bulb
These CFLs have more tubing in a smaller space to create additional light in a shorter bulb. This type of bulb can be used in desk lamps, table lamps and open bulb applications, but not in enclosed or outdoor spaces.
These lights are specifically designed for indoor and outdoor use. They are also used in track and recessed lighting. CFL flood lamps are used in place of incandescent flood lights and halogen light bulbs.
This type of light was created for open spaces like vanity mirrors. This type of light will help you to significantly cut down on generated heat and energy consumption while giving off a soft white light.
These lights are spiral bulbs with a dome cover. Standard lights were created to look more like traditional incandescent light bulbs and they give off the soft white light of an incandescent bulb as well.
Benefits of Light Emitting Diodes
LED bulbs can last up to 10 times longer than compact fluorescent light bulbs and 10 to 15 times longer than typical incandescent light bulbs. Also, LED lights only use 1/30 the electricity an incandescent light bulb uses.
LEDs cost more upfront, but they require less maintenance, do not have to be replaced nearly as often and run much more efficiently. In addition, LED lights put out 1/30 the amount of heat an incandescent light bulb emits saving money on cooling costs.
LED lights are not broken as easily as standard incandescent light bulbs or CFLs. Because LED lights are constructed in a solid enclosure, they are able to withstand more bumping and jarring than traditional light bulbs.
LED lights require very little power. Because they require such little power they can easily be run off of generators, solar systems or low voltage systems.
Unlike CFLs, there is no mercury used in the making of LEDs. This makes LEDs safer if they are broken as well as safer for disposal.
Types of LED Lights
Track & Recessed Lights
These LED lights were created specifically to be used on tracks or recessed fixtures. These lights come in standard or pin bases. These lights have a great advantage of not being hot to the touch and run about 90% more efficient than an incandescent bulb.
Clusters of LED bulbs make up this dimpled bulb. A diffused LED light is great for lighting up small rooms, hallways, porches, lamps or other spaces where lights remain on for an extended period of time.
Spotlight & Floodlights These LED lights a diffusing lens to make light appear brighter. LED spotlights and floodlights are great for ceiling lights, display lights, landscape and outdoor lights and motion censored lights.
Benefits of Fluorescent Commercial Lights
Fluorescent light bulbs can be used as overhead lighting in gymnasiums, schools, offices, factories, hospitals, hotels, warehouses, retail shopping centers, and many other commercial settings.
Fluorescent lights are less expensive to operate than traditional incandescent bulbs because they run at a much cooler temperature. Because of this they do not have to be replaced as frequently and they are safer to use. With fluorescent lights you can cut cooling and electrical costs.
T8 tri-phosphor fluorescent bulbs are 20% more efficient that a typical T8 bulb. A T5 fluorescent bulb produces 45% more light output than a standard T5 and it is the most colour accurate fluorescent bulb on the market.
When you replace one incandescent light bulb with a fluorescent light bulb, you prevent unnecessary energy consumption and reduce the amount of waste in landfills because lights run more efficiently and don't have to be replaced as frequently.
Quality of Light
New fluorescent commercial lights produce a nice, comfortable light that is glare free. They provide brighter more natural light output than traditional fluorescents from the 70's.
Types of Fluorescent Lights
These fluorescent lights are among the most energy efficient. In addition, they run on less mercury than older bulbs. They have consistent light output, are quieter, generate less flickering and produce less heat than standard T12s. These lights are used in a wide variety of commercial and industrial settings.
These lights can be used for desk lighting, display lighting, indirect lighting, backlighting, task lighting, trade show lighting, medical lighting and more. These lights provide great natural colour, have little strike and restrike time, and are very energy efficient.
Benefits of High Intensity Discharge Lights
HID lights provide a natural pure white light and allows for a greater visibility distance. This type of lighting makes it easier to see and to do work.
Compared to the average halogen light bulb HID lights consume significantly less power and produce a much stronger and brighter light. HID light are three times more efficient than halogen bulbs.
HID lights will last anywhere from 3 to 8 times longer than traditional halogen bulbs. Because these bulbs last longer maintenance and replacement will occur a lot less frequently. In addition, because of their energy efficiency they can cut operational costs.
HID lights can be used anywhere you are currently using halogen lights or overhead fluorescent lights. HIDs are used for gymnasiums, warehouses, parking lots, standard street lighting, landscape lighting and more.
Types of HID Lights
These lights are commonly used in industrial and outdoor settings. Mercury Vapor HID lights are 3 times more efficient than incandescent lights and even have dimming capabilities with the use of special ballasts. In addition, these lights have a long life and give off a bluish light.
Metal halide lamps are 2 times more efficient that mercury vapor lights and 6 times more efficient than incandescent lights. These lights have the best colour rendering of all the HID lights. Metal halide lights are best used where distinguishing colours is important.
High Pressure Sodium
These lights are one of the most efficient HID lights. High pressure sodium lights are up to seven times more efficient than incandescent lights and give off a golden hued light.
Low Pressure Sodium
Low pressure sodium lights are the most efficient lights commercially available. These lights are very effective in providing uniform lighting across a large area.
Let the experts at Mr. Electric Gloucester provide you with the lights that best suit your needs. We can install, repair, upgrade and replace CFL, LED, HID or fluorescent lights in any commercial setting. To energise and illuminate your space give us a call today on Gloucestershire