How much will I save using low energy bulbs?

Will energy efficient bulbs will save you money?

Aren’t low energy bulbs really expensive?

What are the facts?

The truth is that due to the price of energy, the amount of energy that halogen and incandescent bulbs use and their life-span, a low energy bulb will save you more money than you think.

Savings calculator - how much will you save?
Savings calculator – how much will you save?

If you don’t just want to take our word for it you can calculate how much you will save using low energy bulbs – try the energy saving calculator.

We have already entered the average price of electricity (according to the Energy Saving Trust) and the average number of hours a light bulb is used in a main living room or kitchen.  You simply enter the purchase price, expected product life and wattage of your bulb and an energy alternative and it will calculate the amount you will save per bulb per year.

Example – 60w incandescent replacement – save £9.46 per bulb:

A 60w incandescent bayonet bulb (average life 2000 hours, purchase price £1.50) vs A 20w t2 helix (average life 8,000 hours, purchase price £4.53) - save £9.46 per bulb!
A 60w incandescent bayonet bulb (average life 2000 hours, purchase price £1.50) vs A 20w t2 helix (average life 8,000 hours, purchase price £4.53) – save £9.46 per bulb!

Bulbs compared: standard 60w GLS incandescent vs 20w T2 Helix bulb

Example – 50w halogen GU10 replacement – save £10.69 per bulb:

A 50w halogen GU10 (average life 1000 hours, purchase price £1) vs A 3w LED (average life 20,000 hours, purchase price £8.50) - save £10.69 per bulb!
A 50w halogen GU10 (average life 1000 hours, purchase price £1) vs A 3w LED (average life 20,000 hours, purchase price £8.50) – save £10.69 per bulb!

Bulbs compared: 50w halogen GU10 dichroic vs 3w L1/GU10 LED

As you can see, the savings are evident – but feel free to try it for yourself!

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