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Turning the spotlight on halogens

• Halogen spotlights latest to be phased out • LEDs begin to dominate market • What next for lighting in the UK? The latest leg of the EU's lightbulb phase-out spells the death knell toll for halogen spotlights. Project Manager Stewart Muir (pictured) explains the ins and outs of the change – and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 16/09/2016 - 16:13

16/09/2016

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Helping house building sector take the lead on low energy lighting

• Consumers increasingly looking at most efficient lighting options • The Right Light gives latest tips on specifying LEDs for homes • Interesting, personalised effects can be created With the cost of low energy lighting LED falling rapidly into the realm of the affordable, and now available in a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:28

05/05/2016

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Energy efficient lighting: A Nobel cause

LED lighting is a technology making a reputation for itself - so much so, in fact, that it’s now got a Noble Prize for Physics to its name. Well, sort of; Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamur received the accolade for developing the blue LED which ultimately made white light LED lamps...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:45

11/11/2014

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The rise in building energy efficiency

A new £50million pot , co-funded by the Green Investment Bank, will see packages of energy efficiency measures installed in hospitals across the UK, with one of the first recipients Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. It’s hoped that changes by the hospitals involved will cut bills by 20 per cent...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 13/10/2014 - 08:45

13/10/2014

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The future of LED lighting gets brighter

We revealed last week that the UK is in the top five nations in Europe for buying energy saving light bulbs, but lagging behind in the purchase of ‘next generation’ lighting such as LEDs. More testing, information and certification of the kind we’re involved in through the PremiumLight scheme...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 29/01/2014 - 08:45

29/01/2014

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Helping consumers make the bright choice on lighting

In a recent survey we revealed that the UK could save as much as £1.4 billion on electricity bills a year through households replacing all the remaining traditional incandescent and halogen bulbs in their homes with energy-saving light bulbs (CFLs and LED spots). This could save about £50 on energy...

Submitted by Ozge Ibrahim on Wed, 22/01/2014 - 08:45

22/01/2014

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NYC goes LED

New York, New York may well be wonderful, but it’s also set to become a more energy efficiency place too, after the city’s officials announced plans to replace all of its quarter of a million street lights with LEDs. The potential cost and carbon savings are being widely recognised by governments...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 13/11/2013 - 08:45

13/11/2013

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No time to waste

It’s no secret at all that companies are buying into waste-reduction. It’s a definite win-win: a contribution to reducing emissions, cutting landfill and it helps with those all-important margins too. Waste-to-power initiatives are on the up, and recycling’s been flying upwards for a long time in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 10/04/2013 - 08:32

10/04/2013

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Lights out?

In a couple of months’ time, Paris will begin attempting to enforce a city-wide ban on non-residential properties keeping their lights on at night, with aim of saving enough to power three quarters of a million homes and a quarter of a million tonnes in greenhouse gases. The fuss over Paris making...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 08/04/2013 - 08:30

08/04/2013

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Power from the people

Sometimes, rather than wait for the central powers of government and big business to help you out, you’ve just got to crack on yourself. This certainly seems to be the philosophy of an increasing number of people looking to kick-start low-carbon technologies. Hey, you can even use a website called...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 01/03/2013 - 08:30

01/03/2013

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