LED or ‘Light-Emitting Diode’. These are the most efficient forms of lighting available today. They come in various forms and will fit almost any type of outlet – even replacing fluorescent tubes! They also come in different ‘temperatures’ – ranging from cool white to warm white. Certain LED’s lights can be dimmed but you need to ensure you have the correct bulb and that your dimmers are LED friendly.

Newfield Alternative Energy recommends the use of LED wherever possible. CFL (compact fluorescent) are also acceptable where budget does not allow for LED. From our experience we have found the biggest energy wasters to be downlighting – known as the ‘GU10’ bulb. This form of lighting is very popular and prior to LED bulbs used inefficient incandescent bulbs running at 50 Watts each. Some houses have more than 80 of these down lighters – which together add up to over 4000 Watts or 4 kWatts of power. This can be reduced to 240 Watts with the use of LED! That is a 94% reduction in power usage!

Newfield Alternative Energy is happy to assist you in finding the best options to fit your environment and budget.

For a free quotation or initial consultation please contact Paul 083 326 9758 or Dean 081 515 7777, or mail us on info@newfield.co.za with any enquiry.

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