Since LED technologies were introduced the general public has largely grasped the concept and need for change. Long term carbon savings are well documented, but there is likely to be confusion on where we as a nation are heading now we are not constrained by EU laws.
For common-or-garden lighting around the home and commercial premise new innovation has been in circulation for years. It is interesting to read this is now seeping into wider areas where the lumens per watt has lagged. In particular, the below article highlights that a spot light powered by halogen of 50 watts can now be powered by its LED equivalent for around five watts. Lifetime differences (as is the case in domestic products) is also quite staggering.
The latest leg of the EU's lightbulb phase-out spells the death knell toll for halogen spotlights. Project Manager Stewart Muir (pictured) explains the ins and outs of the change – and what's on the horizon for lighting in the UK. He said: “Publically, this one has been very quiet, compared with the incandescent bulb phase out in 2012. I think people are much more used to energy efficient lighting alternatives such as LEDs and have now had some time to actually experience the benefits they offer.”