Light Up Your Life

Light Up Your Life
August 21, 2013

Thanks to the governments excellent RightLight adverts and the EECAs ubiquitous TV commercials, many of us are now aware that swapping out our old inefficient incandescent lightbulbs for newer, greener and more energy-efficient bulbs is the smart choice to make. As a result halogens and, particularly, LED Lighting have now become a mainstream option when we consider lighting for our homes.

LEDbulb ES We’d all love to swap out all of our old incandescent bulbs as soon as possible, the problem is, the initial upfront cost to go out and buy a whole bunch is often too prohibitive for most of us. So Philips has recently come to the party and launched a new range of LED bulbs for the home at significantly lower prices. So now you can have the best of both worlds; the increased power savings from LED bulbs greater energy efficiency, the much longer life of an LED bulb, and now the low upfront cost as well.

The new Philips LED bulb range includes bulbs that provide similar lighting output to standard incandescent bulbs (25W, 40W, 60W and 75W). But Philips’ LED light bulbs use up to 80 per cent less energy and can last up to 15 times longer than an incandescent bulb .

According to the EECA lighting makes up around 12 per cent of the average New Zealand home’s electricity bill, so converting to energy efficient lighting is one simple and effective way for householders to reduce overall energy consumption and costs.

LED bulbs are mercury-free and do not require consumers to compromise on quality and style. They produce an instant warm, white, glare-free light and have been designed to resemble a traditional light bulb.

LEDbulb BCKey benefits of the new LED bulb range include:

  • Up to 15,000hr lifetime – change bulbs less often.
  • Instant start – have maximum light output when you need it.
  • Energy saving – save money on your energy bill every year over lifetime of bulb. Up to 80% energy saving vs incandescent bulbs.
  • Simple replacement – designed to work with many existing sockets for ease of replacement.

With LED lighting becoming increasingly accessible to mainstream consumers, Philips expects at least 50 per cent of global lighting to be LEDs by as early as 2015, and 75 per cent by the end of this decade.

You can find out more on the Philips LED bulb range here, and they are available nationwide from retailers and electrical wholesalers.







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