FAQs

The minimum wattage figure on the dimmer switch is too high, typically the majority of leading edge dimmer switches are 60 watts which is way too high for operation with dimmable LED bulbs. This is why you need an LED compatible dimmer switch for use with dimmable LED bulbs.

5 reasons to get LED lights installed in your home:

LED’s are becoming more popular as a home lightening system due to its high-end benefits. LED is a versatile source of lighting now with much improved LED light quality. With the fast development of LED lighting, they are now available in very bright versions and different colours. Moreover, the quality and colour of light produced by LED’s is gentle on the eyes. If you’re looking forward to buying LED lights in the UK, then you need to do a lot of research for choosing the right service provider. Well, here in the below guide, we will be discussing some of the reasons to get LED lights installed in your home:

Energy saving

Being the most energy efficient way of illumination, LED lights contribute to saving on your utility bills. An estimated energy efficiency of 80-90% is gained by LED lights, whilst using just 10% of energy used the traditional bulbs. LED bulbs use literally 10 times less electricity than traditional light sources.

Long lifespan

Long life definitely turns out to be the number one benefit of using LED lights. An outstanding operational lifespan of about 30,000 hours is provided by the LED lights. Some very high-quality LED lights can achieve up to 50,000 hours.

Low maintenance

LED lights not only shine brighter but also last longer. Thanks to the low maintenance costs that makes it the most preferable choice in the lighting industry.

Fast switching LED lights can be frequently switched on and off without affecting LED’s lifespan. As traditional lighting takes a few seconds to reach its full brightness, but LED lights has a quick action to the ON and OFF process.

Environment-friendly

h2> LED lighting is a great way for creating an environment-friendly zone. They require less power to operate and do not contain any hazardous chemicals.

Why choose us:

We take pride in being one of the reputed and renowned LED lights suppliers in the UK. We pride ourselves in offering our clients with the best quality products. We offer a 2-year warranty on all our LED bulbs. Our online store is open 24/7 We aim at reducing CO2 emission and saving the planet. We offer reliable return and refund policy. You’ll be updated all the way through the delivery process. Well, the bottom line is that you should definitely look forward to giving our LED lights a try!

GU5 is another name for a MR16 bulb

A Light Emitting Diode (LED) is a device consisting of a semiconductor that emits light energy when an electrical current is passed through it. LEDs can be used for a wide range of lighting applications. It is predicted that LED lights are the future for energy-efficient home lighting.

Radflek Radiator Reflector Foil

Radflek Radiator Reflector Foil

Radiator reflector Foil is very easy to fit behind your radiator. It is especially effective in properties where you may not have very good wall insulation. It works by reflecting heat from the radiator into the room and reduces the amount of heat from the back of the radiator that goes straight out through the wall. This in turn helps your room temperature to reach a comfortable level quicker, and in turn, should allow your heating thermostat to turn off earlier saving you money.


UMAX Energy Saving Heating Additive

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This heating additive can be easily injected through the bleed valve of one of your radiators.

Simply turn off the valves on both sides to the bottom of the radiator, then this allows you to remove the whole of the nut at the top of the radiator, which holds the bleed screw in place

Inject UMAX into the radiator water, reassemble, and turn the valves back on. This heating additive will then circulate around your central heating system and enables a more effective heat transfer between the boiler and the water circulating around the system. Tests have shown that it can save 5 to 10% of your heating costs.


EPDM & foam draught proofing

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Rubber EPDM draught proofing is a quick and easy way of sealing old leaky windows.

Draughty houses are especially hard to keep warm when it is very cold outside combined with windy conditions. Good draught proofing should be maintained throughout all window and door openings which can help to save 15% of your heating costs. Rubber draught proofing has much longer lifetimes. Cheaper foam draught proofing can also be used as a quick fix, however may only be effective for 12 to 18 months.


Bryseal Around Door Seal

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You may wish to keep one room really warm within your house. Bryseal around door seal is great at getting a really good airtight seal around internal or external doors to keep really warm inside.


Door Bottom Brushes – draught proofing

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The bottom of doors can be especially draughty, whether it be an internal or and external door. There is often a 5 mm gap left at the bottom of doors to ensure that they do not come in contact with the floor. This can allow unpleasant draughts. We have a wide range of door bottom brushes, in different colours, and with concealed screw fixings.


Chimney Sheep/ Balloon

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Many houses, especially those built before the 1950’s may still have original fireplaces.

Many fireplaces have been sealed up over the years, but still, some houses prefer to keep open fireplaces with decorative open fires or real flame effect gas fires. It is very often the case that the fire is only used occasionally throughout the year, which means, all of the rest of the time you have a large draughty hole leading out through your roof. When your chimney is not in use, this will create a constant draw of warm air going up the chimney, which is effectively extracting your comfortably heated air up the chimney. This is known as a natural stack effect due to the nature of rising warm air. Fitting a Chimney Sheep or chimney balloon can solve this problem.


Double Glazing Film

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This product has been around for years. Double glazing film acts as a quick fix to help give some insulation to very cold and draughty single glazing. There are still many properties which may be located in a conservation area, or perhaps listed, or maybe, you are in a rented property where your landlord is unwilling to upgrade. Double glazing film is very easy to apply without any tools, simply using the double sided sticky tape provided and a hairdryer to shrink the film into place so that it becomes completely transparent to the inside of your window.


ETRV’s Electronic thermostat radiator valves & wall thermostats

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The vast majority of houses, where fitted with thermostatic radiator valves, have the wax filled expansion type thermostatic valves. Although these do generally work, they have limited accuracy, and are relatively slow to respond to temperature changes. You can now simply unscrew your old thermostatic radiator valves and screw-on one of our new digital electronic thermostat radiator valves (ETRV’s). Not only do these accurately control your temperature with a quick response, but they are also programmable which means you can turn radiators on or off at different times of the day, so long as your main boiler program has the boiler firing at that time. In larger houses, these have potential to give 20% heating fuel savings.


pipe insulation

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You may not think of pipe insulation as energy-saving. Pipe insulation is often used for frost/freezing protection, but it is also used to keep the heat inside pipes to ensure it is efficiently transferred to the location where it is needed


Garage Door Side and Bottom Seals, plus consider insulating

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Garages are normally unheated, but this does not mean it doesn’t matter if the garage gets really cold. Sometimes, you may have refrigerators or freezers in the garage which do not like to be situated in a cold location which can occasionally cause them to stop working.

Your garage may also be attached to your house. If you do some insulating and draught proofing to your garage, this means that some of the heat escaping from your house will become trapped in your garage. This helps to keep the contents of your garage dryer, but it also helps your garage to act as a buffer between the external cold air and the interior of your house. It is a scientific fact that the rate of heat loss through a wall is proportional to the difference between the internal and external temperature. If it is warmer inside your garage, therefore less heat will be lost through the wall between the house and the garage.

We have two length types of bulbs (58mm & 61mm) so yes these bulbs will retrofit into existing units but you will need to check which length is most suitable for your fitting.

Most PIR’s do require a neutral however we do have a non neutral 200w wall mounted PIR which can be found here

Ceilings provide an important barrier that helps to prevent the spread of fire and noise between the floors of a building. Installing recessed downlights punctures this barrier and can reduce the effectiveness of this safety barrier.

Installing fire rated downlights helps to protect your premises from the effects of both fire and noise pollution and aids compliance with new building regulations governing the installation of downlights. Made from intumescent materials, fire rated downlights seal the gap between the ceiling and the fitting to offer up to 90 minutes protection against the spread of fire into the void spaces within your ceiling / loft space.

Fire rated downlights are more expensive than non-fire rated downlights. However, the worst decision you can make is to buy cheaper models that look exactly the same only to find out from the electrician fitting them, that building regulations require fire rated downlights for that situation

Unfortunately not, for standard household dimmers you need a trailing edge or low voltage LED dimmer switch.

No. The majority of our LED bulbs are designed to be retrofit. This means that LED light bulbs are made to fit in existing light fittings but please check the product description prior to purchasing.

Yes but you will need to replace the transformer to a LED transformer.

See below ‘actual’ power consumption figures for some typical light fittings.  Where looking into energy efficient lighting replacement, you should also consider total consumption of existing fittings, including any transformers or control gear as below.  The wattage figure on the existing light bulb or tube many not be representative of the actual power consumption for the complete light fitting:

Current Power consumption figures 
Flourescent Tube LightsCurrent Power Incl Ballast where applicable (watts)
2ft 590mm T5, 14w, HF Ballast16
2ft 590mm T8, 18w, EM Ballast27
2ft 590mm T12, 20w, EM Ballast31
3ft 900mm T8, 30w, EM Ballast41
4ft 1200mm T5, 24w, HF Ballast28
4ft 1200mm T8, 36w, EM Ballast46
4ft 1200mm T12, 40w, EM Ballast50
5ft 1500mm T5, 35w, HF Ballast39
5ft 1500mm T8, 58w, EM Ballast72
5ft 1500mm T12, 65w, EM Ballast78
6ft 1800mm T5, 48w, HF Ballast53
6ft 1800mm T8, 70w, EM Ballast84
6ft 1800mm T12, 75w, EM Ballast95
8ft 2400mm T12, 85w, EM Ballast110
8ft 2400mm T12, 100w, EM Ballast135
8ft 2400mm T12, 125w, EM Ballast175
Compact Fluorescent 
2D Fittings, 28w lamp, EM Ballast34
Sodium Lighting & Streetlighting 
SOX, 35W, standard65
SOX, 35W, low loss48
SON, 70W, standard 84
SOX, 55W, standard 84
SOX, 55W, low loss76
SOX, 90W, standard130
SOX, 90W, low loss125
SOX, 135W, standard175
SOX, 135W, low loss159
SOX-E, 26W, standard59
SOX-E, 26W, low loss41
SON, 50W, standard62
150w High Pressure Sodium/Metal Halide158
250w High Pressure Sodium/Metal Halide265
450w High Pressure Sodium/Metal Halide480
650w High Pressure Sodium/Metal Halide635

The IP, or Ingress Protection rating of an electrical product is a guide that is used to detail the strength of the enclosure that surrounds the electrical components.
In the case of LED lights bulbs, the IP-rating measures the tolerance to the effect of dust particles and the level of protection against water or liquids. IP65 means that the LED bulb is totally protected against dust and can withstand low-pressure jets of water from all directions – with limited ingress acceptable.

Yes but it is very straightforward, we supply full detailed instructions of how to do the re-wire.

How does ambient temperature affect the performance of LED Lights?

The performance of LED lights can be adversely affected by severe changes in ambient temperature or operating the bulbs outside the recommended temperature range. LED bulbs are tested at an ambient temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, which is adequate for most domestic environments.
However, in more challenging environments, with extreme levels of hot or cold ambient conditions, there may be a decrease in light levels together with an adverse effect on the life span of the bulb. This is why there are specially designed LED lights for use in hazardous and extreme conditions.

The colour choice is down to personal preference. The most popular colour for indoor LED lights is Day White (6000k) as this is the closest colour we find to natural daylight.

LED light bulbs are highly energy efficient; resulting is significant electricity savings over the life of the bulb. Electricity costs are constantly on the increase. The average household lighting bill in the UK is around £300 per year. Replace your existing halogen bulbs with LED bulbs and you can cut your lighting costs by up to 90%. That is a potential saving of upto £270 a year.

In short, LED lights are the future of household and office lighting, with numerous fantastic features which include:

  • Significant savings on your electricity bills
  • Extremely energy efficient
  • Eco-friendly lighting
  • No IR or UV emissions
  • Much longer life-span than halogen bulbs
  • Low temperature operation
  • Directional light
  • Low profile and compact size
  • Breakage and vibration resistance
  • Life unaffected by rapid cycling
  • Instant switch on with no warm up time

Any fittings being placed within a bathroom/wet room/shower room should not only be Fire Rated but also be waterproof and hold a suitable certification of IP65 or higher to comply with current building regulations for bathrooms.

Loftlegs

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  • Coverage – 12 Pack of Loftlegs, approx coverage 1.7 to 2.4 square meters depending on your storage board sizes and ceiling joist spacings
  • Loftlegs raise the loft floor by 175mm for energy efficient loft storage
  • Upgrading your insulation from 75mm to 250mm thick could reduce your heating bills by around £35-£75 per year depending on the size of the property.
  • Loft legs avoid insulation compression maintaining U values with no loss of thermal performance
  • Allows for thick insulation below storage boarding trapping more air allowing insulation to work more effectively
  • Easy to install, ultra strong and made from lightweight PP resin . No cutting, drilling or heavy lifting required, screw loft led directly into position.
  • Can be retrofitted to your existing storage boarding by lifting the boards whilst installing additional insulation
  • Manufactured in the UK from recycled material.
  • Please note that we can not work out quotes for you, please use the information above/in the picture provided by Loft Legs.

ETRV’s

Traditional Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs) sense the air temperature around them and regulate the flow of water through the radiator which they are fitted to. They do not control the boiler. Inside the Traditional Thermostatic TRV Head is a sensor containing a wax or liquid material which expands as the room temperature warms up and contracts when it cools down. They have limited accuracy, hence why they typically only have 1,2,3,4,5 temperature settings.

This new 2017 Model Electronic TRV (eTRV), has digital temperature control so you can set your room temperature to 21 degrees centigrade or whatever temperature you desire. Its biggest advantage, is you can also use these eTRV’s to program on/off and temperature times for every radiator in your building which can lead to significant energy savings of 20-25%. For every radiator not turned on unnecessarily, this effectively reduces the length of your heating circuit which means the water temperature in the central heating loop returns to the boiler at a higher temperature. Most Modern boilers will then use their economy settings to prevent boiler firing until heating loop cools with in turn saves fuel. This eTRV allows for multi-room zoned temperature control of your house or workplace.

Setting a TRV to a higher temperature will not make the room heat up any faster. How quickly the room heats up depends on the boiler size and radiator size. Turning a TRV to a lower setting will result in the room being controlled at a lower comfortable temperature and saves energy. TRVs need a free flow of air to sense the temperature so they must not be covered by curtains or blocked by furniture.


Radflek

Radflek radiator reflectors, reduces your heating bill by reflecting wasted energy back into your room rather than heating up the wall and the street outside.


LED lighting

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LED spot lights use 90% less electricity than halogen or tugsten bulbs and last many times longer with great energy saving potential. Payback in only 2-3 months for long halogen light working hours


Chimney sheep/balloon

Chimney Sheep

Chimney Sheep Chimney Draught Excluders are designed to be pushed into the narrow part of the chimney above the fireplace, used when the fire is out and the central heating is on.

A huge amount of warm air is drawn up the chimney throughout the day which causes draughts in rooms and loss of heated air.

It has been calculated that for an average sized flue these chimney draught excluders can save you £23 per year off your heating bills for EACH chimney, with the added benefit of reducing draughts within rooms. If you have several chimneys then the savings will be much higher.

The Chimney draught excluder is made of Herdwick wool on a handle. The wool squashes into the shape of the chimney throat or flue, and holds itself in place. When you want to light the fire this design of chimney draught excluder can simply be pulled and put it in a bag. When the fire is completely cold you can put it back in again. It’s easy to use and can be used over and over again.

Each chimney draught excluder comes with a 300mm handle. If the distance from the top of the fireplace to the chimney throat is more than the length of a ruler then you may need to get an extension rod, available separately.

These chimney draught excluders have the huge advantage over similar products in that they can be easily taken out and re-fitted each time the fire is lit. There are many buildings where fires may only be used on special occasions such as only over Christmas.

Other advantages, Can stop noise coming down your chimney; saves money, sustainable material, stops cold draughts coming down your chimney for example during windy days, stops debris falling down your chimney like soot and hailstones.


Plug in thermostat

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Plugin Digital thermostat. The thermostat will stop and start your heater as the temperature rises and falls. Ideal for tubular heaters, fan heaters, oil filled heaters, convection heaters and electric radiators


Hot water jacket

Hot water jackets

A Hot Water Insulation Jacket will reduce your gas or electricity bills by reducing the cost of your hot water heating.

A poorly insulated hot water cylinder will constantly lose heat into the surrounding area which you may not want to be heating. For example, an electric immersion hot water cylinder without any insulation will lose so much heat it will actually heat the property for you, but this is electric heating which is costly to run.

Potential Savings* that can be gained by increasing the thickness of your hot water cylinder insulation are given below. You can also add further insulation to your hot water cylinder where your current insulation jacket is fairly thin. You simply add an additional 80mm thick insulation jacket over the top.


Hot water saving shower

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water and energy saving showers work best with hot and cold mixer showers, thermostatic mixer showers and power showers. Eco Shower heads can be used with electric showers but they will generally not be able to give water or energy savings as electric showers regulates their own water flow. If this Eco shower head is used with an electric shower it will have the benefit of increasing pressure due to the aeration which is especially beneficial on low power 8 – 9.5 KW showers during winter when the water flow rate is very slow.


Count down timer

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Our Lowenergie Countdown Power Saver helps you to save energy, reduce your bills and protect the environment. This device can have great potential to turn off equipment which may accidentally be left on for long periods or overnight. Multi socket extension leads can be plugged into this power saver to allow four or more devices to be fully disconnected from the power. Standard version has 1, 3 and 6 hour time settings


Window and door draught proofing

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Your house or commercial property will loose heat during cold weather partly due to poor thermal insulation, but also due to air infiltration or the permeability of the building. Infiltration or permeability is measured in meters cubed per hour per square meter of floor area. A typical building built 1900 to 1990 will loose around 15-25 meter cubed of air per hour per square meter of floor area. This is due to natural leakage through the fabric of the building, but largely through gaps around windows and doors. Good use of draft proofing could reduce your air permeability to around 10-15 meters cubed per hour which is a good low cost way of reducing you heating bills.

LOW Energy Supermarket – UK’s #1 Energy Saving Products Supplier

LED light bulbs have a much longer life span compared to standard halogen bulbs. In fact LED bulbs last up to 50000 hours – that’s over 5 years of continuous operation. Once you install a LED light bulb you may never have to replace it.

Yes, standard electronic transformers can cause certain types of LED bulbs to flicker, resulting in permanent long-term damage to the LED bulb itself. This problem is most evident in 12V MR16 LED bulbs where a standard transformer does not provide a smooth flow of current, causing flickering problems. You may only need a transformer if you are buying 12v bulbs all 240 bulbs do not require a transformer, 12v bulbs are MR16, G4 and MR11. To avoid damaging your new LED bulbs it is always best to use LED drivers/transformers.

Yes, Low Energy Supermarket’s LED bulbs are the perfect replacement for traditional halogen bulbs.

The type of LED bulb you require depends on your existing light fittings. Our range of LED light bulbs covers a selection of the most popular lighting types such as GU10, MR16, G4, MR11 and G9 bulbs. Make sure you get the correct size of bulb that is compatible with your existing fittings, check our product information details before you buy.

LED bulbs are instant on, which means the do not require any time to warm up. LED bulbs do not give off any harmful UV or IR emissions.

Yes! LED bulbs are referred to as solid state lighting technology and do not contain any harmful materials unlike certain other types of household lighting that contain toxic substances like mercury.

The colour choice is down to personal preference. The most popular colour for indoor LED lights is Warm White as it is the closest to the colour given off by traditional halogen spotlights.

SMDs or Surface Mounted Diodes are the new generation of LED lighting. Our SMDs range is three times brighter than the older LEDs and available in warm white only. LED bulbs with SMDs generate a high quality light the same colour as normal household bulbs

Low Energy Supermarket only use the best quality SMD chips in our range of led bulbs ensuring the best quality of light, the highest levels of energy efficiency and reliability.

How Water Immersion Heater Timer

Timer switches give you control over your electricity usage and prevent things from overrunning, or staying on for longer than planned. Items like hot water immersion heaters can use a lot of electricity, which is annoying if they are accidentally left on. Timer switches also have a wide range of other usage such as controlling lighting, extract ventilation, heating.


Infrared panel heaters

Far infrared panel heaters are starting to become more common. These can work more effectively than cheap oil radiators or fan heaters because they do not need to heat all of the air within the room. Infrared panel heaters work by radiating heat, the same type of heat which you feel from the sun. Infrared red panel heaters heat up people and objects within the room, which is especially effective for large spaces. Infrared panel heaters can use 2 to 3 times less electricity than high powered oil radiators, fan heaters, or traditional panel wall heaters as they require much lower power input. For example, a 600 W infrared panel heater could heat the same space as a 2000W oil radiator. Now that the electricity generated for grid supply is becoming greener with more and more wind/solar generation, low-power infrared panel heaters are becoming an eco-friendly option.


Countdown timer and time delay switch

Countdown Timer

Time delay switches ensure things are not left on for any longer than necessary. These are commonly used in places like communal stairwells leading to flats to ensure the light not left on. We also have time delay switches which can be used with power sockets, to automatically turn off power after 1, 3, or 6 hours which is a great way of improving electrical safety and stopping any phantom loads / standby power consumption.


LED lighting

Lighting has now become much more efficient. Old tungsten light fittings only gave out around 12 lumens brightness of light per watt of electricity used, modern LED light fittings can now give out more than 100 lumens brightness of light per watt of electricity used. Energy saving LED light bulbs and LED spotlight fittings can now save more money around the home than compact flourescent bulbs and they last longer. LED tube lights and LED panel lights can save a huge amount of money in commercial properties like shops and offices where their installation pays for itself very quickly, in some cases less than one year if there are long operational hours.


Solar Panels

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Try creating your own electricity, whether it be for a solar powered light to the shed at the end of your garden, or maybe even an off grid holiday home or workplace. We have a wide range of solar panels, solar charge controllers, solar generators, and solar battery kits which can help you to do this. You can also use our solar calculator to help you decide what size solar panels and battery banks you may need for your project.


Compact Fluorescent Lighting CFL’s

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CFL compact fluorescent lighting has been around for years. We have kept CFL energy saving lighting as part of our range as it is still a quick and cheap fix to saving electricity. CFL light bulbs are still generally cheaper than the modern LED light bulbs, although LED light bulbs do use a few watts less electricity


Photocell Timer

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Most people simply fit a photocell switch if they want to ensure there lights are not accidentally left on during the daytime. The disadvantage of a standard photocell switch is that the lights will stay on all night, unless the photocell is connected to a separate timer switch. We have an all in one photocell timer switch, which can turn your light on at dusk, turn off at say midnight, turn on at 7 AM, turn off Dawn automatically. Time settings are adjustable. This gives you the convenience of automatic lighting and ensures your lights are not left on throughout the night or during daytime


LED Night Light

We introduced our range of LED nightlights as we appreciate that some people, especially when there are children in the house, may wish to leave a landing on throughout the night. Instead of having an 11w energy-saving light fitting running all night, why not use our LED nightlight which uses only 0.5 W, as little as 1p per week


One Cup Kettle

Consider buying a one cup kettle. Instead of boiling 3 or 4 cups of water each time you switch the kettle on, a 1 cup kettle will simply boils just one cup of water each time. We have tested these on our energy monitors, and they can actually save you around £20-30 of electricity each year, plus doing your little bit for the environment


PIR occupancy sensors for fans and lighting

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Passive infrared (PIR) occupancy sensors detect when there is movement, generally up to 8 m away from the sensor.They will automatically turn on lighting or fans to a room when they detect a person in the area. PIR occupancy sensors will then keep lighting on so long as there is movement in the area of the sensor. When the person has left the room, the occupancy sensor will turn the lighting off again, say five minutes after the person leaves the room.The lighting in the room stays on so long as there is movement which constantly resets the five-minute countdown timer to prevent the light from turning (time settings adjustable).Obviously, this is a great way of ensuring items are not left on when there is nobody in the room. A great example, is storerooms to the back of shops which may have several strip light fittings which stay on all day, whereas, people may only be going in and out of the room once or twice an hour. PIR occupancy sensors are suitable for many other spaces like toilets, utility rooms, occasional use areas such as circulation corridors. They can reduce your lighting energy usage by as much as 30 to 50%

LED bulbs are the only truly eco-friendly lighting solution. Unlike traditional forms of lighting where the majority of the electrical energy is given off in the form of heat, LED bulbs operate at around 80% efficiency. This means that an LED bulb converts 80% of its electricity into light energy with very little given off as heat, compared to an incandescent bulb that only turns 20% of the electricity it uses into light energy.

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