The Importance of the Proper LED Light Fitting for your Remodel
According to new government regulations, many of the new build and remodels in the UK must meet carbon emission reduction standards. While some are choosing to integrate solar power, heat recapture water heaters, and other green technologies many homeowners and tenants are choosing a less expensive, easier to install option – LED lighting.
LED lighting is a green technology option that isn’t just eco-friendly it is also energy efficient, cost effective and long lasting. When replacing 6-12 lighting fixtures in a home with LED replacements, a homeowner or tenant can see a 90% (£1,000) reduction in their energy costs over the course of a year.
If you’re in the process of a remodel and would like to replace your current halogen light fixtures with LED light fittings, there are a few things you need to know.
Fire-Rated Downlights are the required LED light fitting for use in recessed lighting fixtures in rooms where the ceilings are insulated. Without the fire-rating, the light fitting can overheat, catching the insulation in the ceiling on fire. Fire-rated downlights are just as effective and energy efficient as non-fire-rated downlights. The only difference is that the casing around the light is designed and manufactured to withstand higher temperatures.
What’s at Risk?
It doesn’t take a genius to understand that choosing the cheaper option for your remodel just might cost you more money in the future when the whole building burns to the ground. If you’re undergoing a remodel and you choose to install LED light fittings in your bathrooms and kitchens, you absolutely must utilise the LED light fitting that is best for the space. Choosing to use a non-fire-rated LED light fitting in a recessed lighting fixture in a ceiling filled to the brim with insulation is a risk.
Smart and Safe
When you choose to use fire-rated downlights in your remodel, you aren’t just choosing the safest option; you are choosing an option that can save you money in the long run. With a 90% savings over the year, that is money you can put towards other upgrades on your property. Another bonus to using fire-rated downlights is that they last a long time, up to 50,000 hours, which means you don’t have to replace them for at least 5 years.
To learn more about our selection of LED light fittings including our selection of fire-rated downlights, contact LightRabbit today.
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