“It’s not Blackpool illuminations in here you know” this is an all to familiar phrase that regularly came from my parents mouths when I was a teen and something I sadly find myself saying now I’m a mum to teens!
It is infact not until that bill for leaving on every light in the house fell into my own hands that I understood how much not flipping that switch actually costs.
Sadly though along with an inability to find the wash basket and a passion for growing mould on plates, leaving lights on is a rite of passage for teenagers and it is probably easier to find ways round it rather than waiting for them to conform.
Something that I have recently discovered thanks to thelightingsuperstore.co.uk is the use of LED lighting in the home.
I had always thought of LED as being something that was used only in places like shops and restaurants and I had never considered it an option for the home.
There are however many benefits of using the bulbs.
They really are the lighting option of the future with the minimal energy they use they are extremely long lasting which saves money as well as the environment.
The bulbs themselves are on the pricey side but due to that fact they use 90% less energy than traditional bulbs you will recoupe the money from your initial outlay within a matter of months.
The versatile bulbs come in a variety of different shapes, sizes and colours and can remarkably last up to over 25 years!
Another bonus of them is that due to the small amount of energy they use the heat that is radiated is minimal and posses less of a fire risk than most…again great for teens they love to drape rubbish over their lamps!
To me they are a no brainier! Long lasting, energy saving, cheaper and better on the environment. They really are an option to be thought about.