Totalight were named Energy Savings Company of the Month by Buildings & Facilities News, based on the success of our GU10 LED dimmable lamp (Model:TL403 GU-D) The lamps guarantee huge savings in lighting costs and carbon emissions. This is essential at a time when businesses are looking to tighten their belts yet also demonstrate environmental responsibility.
Totalight’s latest offer, featured in www.lighting.co.uk online magazine, demonstrates our belief in the ability of our dimmable GU10 LED lamp to slash electricity costs. The article outlines Totalight’s offer to fund the purchase of our lamps in return for a share of the financial savings. Totalight believe LEDs should be available to all organisations but understand the intial outlay can be daunting for some companies.
See the full article at http://www.lighting.co.uk/news/free-lamps-on-offer-from-totalight/8612607.article
Our new dimmable GU10 50watt equivalent LED downlighters are now available. With a power consumption of only 5.3 watts, the lamps can slash lighting costs and energy consumption and are designed for use in both domestic and commercial premises. See the downloadable PDF on our home page for more details.
An article in the Sunday Times looks at reducing energy costs in the home with the help of the Energy Saving Trust. Step one: ban halogen lights.
One halogen “uses more energy per hour than leaving the television on standby all week”. The article states that the estimated cost of 20 halogen bulbs is 10p per hour.Replacing a family’s halogen downlights with energy-saving LEDs will dramatically reduce the cost and energy output, lasting for an estimated 50,000 hours while still providing sufficient illumination.
The Energy Saving Trust is encouraging people to take control of their energy spending and is using Energy Saving Week from October 25th – 31st as a way of communicating the many ways the average person can contribute to reducing carbon emissions. The Energy Saving Trust has organised Q & A sessions and activities to raise awareness and help the consumer to understand the options available to reduce energy waste. One of the tips is, of course, recommending the use of energy saving lights. The EST highlight the rapid improvement of LED lights in recent years and explains that the use of energy saving lightbulbs would make a huge difference to the UK’s energy consumption.
A recent article in the Telegraph provides useful information for the consumer regarding LED lights. It acknowledges that in the past LEDs have proved dim, expensive and generally a disappointment as the lamps have not lived up to the brightness claimed by manufacturers. The article points out that EU legislation ensures that manufacturers can now only make scientifically based claims for their lights and that LED’s are becoming brighter and cost-wise more accessible for the average consumer. Although LEDs are still more expensive than traditional light sources, the savings far outweigh the initial cost. For the full article go to http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/greenproperty/7873021/Green-property-energy-efficient-bulbs.html
In a recent FMJ article, we outlined the requirements under the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and explained how changing from ‘energy guzzling lightbulbs’ to LED lighting can make a significant contribution to a company’s carbon reduction. An organisation can reduce it’s carbon emissions while also saving up to 92% on lighting costs by switching to LED lamps. As LED lights last far longer than traditional halogens, they also reduce maintenance costs and landfill impact.
Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he wants to reduce the central government’s carbon footprint by 10% in 12 months, insisting on action not words in order to make this government ‘the greenest government ever’. Mr Cameron stated this move could cut the Government’s energy bill by ‘hundreds of millions of pounds’.
Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change said: “The benefits of the low carbon economy are agreed between both parties, this is a priority agenda common to both manifestos.” He outlined a number of aims in order to help the UK achieve a fundamental change in how energy is supplied and used.
For more information go to http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn001/pn001.aspx
The Environment Agency has now made a number of documents available relating to the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme. These include information on registering for the private and public sectors, preparing an Annual and Footprint report and presentations from the Environment Agency CRC conferences held in February and March 2010.
April 1st is the start of the Government’s scheme that aims to make organisations more energy efficient, both reducing carbon emissions and saving money.
For the full list of available documents go to http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/topics/pollution/116923.aspx?dm_i=AYH,41O0,1H40PK,CK8Z,1
Founding director Mark Blanchfield explained the value of switching to LED lamps in a recent business article. He listed the long lasting properties of the lamps that are 90% more efficient than halogens, emphasising the minimal maintenance required and their contribution to fulfilling the government’s CO2 targets. The company’s mission to propagate the vital enviromental impact these lamps have was endorsed by MP and environmental spokesman Martin Horwood, who described the lamps as a ‘brilliant product’.