Want to save power?

Are you looking for ways to cut your power bill? Changing inefficient incandescent and halogen globes to efficient LED could save you up to 90% of your lighting energy costs.

Advances in LED technology now make the change to new energy saving technology easier and more affordable.

There are now LED retrofit options for most old technology incandescent and halogen globes, most of them offering similar light output for a fraction of the power cost. A 7 Watt LED “conventional” globe produces over 600 lumens – that is what an incandescent 60Watt globe used to produce. That is using almost 90% less power for the same light output.

The life of most LED globes is rated above 30,000 hours, lasting 30 times longer than the old technology 1000 hour globe.

Most importantly the cost of quality LED globes is coming down – 5 years ago a 7 Watt “conventional” style LED globe would cost close to $20, last year they were down to $12, by the end of this year they will be well below $10.

Remember, that there are always “cheap” options available, and often quality is compromised. We recommend Allume LED globes, as they offer a 3 year replacement guarantee when used domestically – giving you peace of mind.

LED globes

The range of LED retrofit globes continue to expand. The latest arrivals are the fancy round and candle LED retrofit globes.

The light output is excellent, the colour rendition is excellent – overall they are great globes.

Light Bulbs

Light bulbs, or lamps, are the central component in every light fitting. Whether the light bulb is the most basic incandescent bulb, or a sophisticated electronic LED chip, all are performing the same task – turning electrical energy into visible light.

The selection of the correct light bulb is as important as the selection of the light fitting itself. A fantastic light may not perform well without the correct bulb and this applies equally to decorative pendant lighting as it does to spotlights or down lights.

There are many features and functions of individual light bulbs, but for the purpose of this article we will focus on three only; light output, energy efficiency and colour temperature.
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