LED lighting

LED lighting

LED lights have been hallmarked the future of home lighting. Using very little energy, LED lighting is proven to last a long time, much longer than conventional energy-saving lightbulbs, and with instant brightness when switched on, it’s easy to see why so many homeowners and business owners around the country are switching to LED lighting as their first choice.

Converting Spot Lights to LED Lighting

As a specialist electrical company covering the East Midlands area, JAR Electrical are able to convert your current spot lights to LED lighting. As you might have heard already, converting to LED lighting can have many benefits to you, your property and of course your bank balance.

The process involves JAR Electrical completely removing your existing transformer and lamp holder, before installing a GU10 lamp holder for the LED Lights to fit into. We give you a choice of LED lamps which includes ‘Warm White’ and ‘Cool White’, and with our passion for technology and providing high class solutions, we only use tried and tested LED lamps to ensure safety, efficiency and total customer satisfaction.

The Advantages of Switching to LED Lighting

There are several recognised advantages of switching to LED lighting. Studies show that LED bulbs are 90% cheaper in running costs than your existing spotlights, and with that being said, an average house with 40 spotlights converted to LED lighting will save you a possible £500 per annum in running costs.


Converting from spotlights to LED lighting also has the advantages of:

  • No lamp changing for many years
  • No transformers to go wrong
  • No overheating
  • Led lights can also be installed in the garden making a very attractive feature
  • Led lights can also replace your existing fluorescent lights in shops and offices with led panels and are far more attractive and energy efficient

Why pay more for LEDs?

LEDs may seem to be the expensive option when choosing lighting, but if we look into running costs of a bulb, it quickly becomes apparent that the most expensive bulbs are the halogens.

There are three main types of bulbs, Halogen, CFL (compact fluorescent – typical energy saver) and LEDs. For an example of running costs we’ll look at how much these bulbs might cost you if you have one bulb on for 5 hours a day for one year.

Halogen: Annual running cost £13.44
Inexpensive to buy, however, short lifespan (less than 2 years) and extremely expensive to run. Within 6 months the amount the bulb has cost you on your energy bill would cover the purchase of its equivalent LED light bulb.

LED light bulb Annual Running Cost: £1.71
LEDs use 90% less energy than halogens. Initial purchase price may seem expensive, but with running costs so low, they quickly become the cheapest option. They also have the longest lifespan, 25,000 hours, which with 5 hours daily use is 14 years. And even after that period, they are still perfectly usable as they will still have 70% of the lumen output they had when first switch on. There’s no warm up time like there is with CFLs and the light is instant and consistent.

CFL (Compact Fluorescent) Annual Running Cost: £3.60
Longer lifespan than the Halogens at an expected 2,500 hours, but still 10 times less than LEDs. Main complaints regarding CFLs are their slow warm up time, so initial light output is poor. Some think it’s reasonable to put up with the poor light for the savings on electricity, some don’t!

This is why we believe in LEDs, longest lifespan combined with lowest energy consumption. Remember, those examples were just for one bulb. Below are the annual running costs for the average household (20 light bulbs).

20 x Halogen Annual Running Cost £268.80
20 x LED Light Bulbs: Annual Running Cost: £34.20
20 x CFL (Compact Fluorescent) Annual Running Cost: £72
It’s clear to see how much halogen lighting contributes to a households energy cost. Switching to LED lighting will save a household on average 25% on their overall electricity bill.

How can I convert my spotlights to LED?

Contact JAR Electrical today and ask us for a free quote. We can explain to you further about the benefits of converting, and can arrange a time for you to make the switch. It’s that simple.