disclaimer: we were sent the bulbs mentioned for the purpose of review
We’re in the process of updating a number of areas in our house at the moment. Daddy P bought this house off-plan over 20 years ago and when I moved in, the house was a shrine to all things 80’s including the light fixtures and fittings. I worked for an Emergency Lighting company many moons ago and am amazed by the changes to lighting over the years – from the old-fashioned ‘Edison’ style lightbulb of my youth to the LED Lighting of our outside lantern I reviewed recently.
We now have a new light in our hallway that uses the GU10 halogen bulbs.
It took quite some time to persuade Daddy P that our lighting needing bringing into the 21st century, our house really was a Mecca to light shades in all their glory! Then when I was finally given clearance to modernise, his first comment was – not halogen fittings – they cost a bomb (compared to the old-fashioned bulbs of yesteryear). Well, I went ahead anyway, our hallway is quite dark so I wanted to brighten it up.
I was really pleased with the effect, but as we’ve looked at modernising other lights I’ve realised that these Halogen lights
are not offering us the energy-saving option that I can get with other fittings and different style bulbs. I want to be more conscious of how to save money. I wasn’t aware that there was a solution to my dilemma until recently.
LED Lighting supplied by Lamp Shop Online!
They look a bit different from the Halogen Lights, and to be frank I wasn’t totally convinced on how they’d look once fitted, but I was pleasantly surprised.
They look good, and when the fitting it turned on, the LED lighting provides a warm white light.
Now for the really interesting part. Each of these LED Lighting bulbs is 4.5W – equivalent to the 35W Halogen bulbs I’ve been using – so less wattage, but actually providing the same light. Saving number one! Not only that, but the LED Lighting bulbs provide on average 25,000 hours of lighting per bulb, against the average 1,500 hours provided by the halogen bulbs. Saving number two. Lamp Shop Online currently have these particular bulbs on offer, so saving number three.
So now Daddy P is far happier with my lighting choice, which is just as well as I’ve bought a 3 point spotlight fitting to match this strip for our kitchen seating area!