Gone are the days when light bulbs only lasted a short while. These older style light bulbs can no longer be sold in the UK and have been replaced by more energy efficient bulbs. Bespoke Lights offer a good range of LED and low energy bulbs for using with their light fittings. You can select bulbs that are long lasting, attractive and designed to compliment your light fittings perfectly. With light bulbs, as with so many things, you get what you pay for - poor quality, cheap bulbs don't last as long. It is worth paying a little more for good quality LED and low energy bulbs. Bespoke Lights only stock quality branded bulbs from reputable manufacturers at affordable prices.
There are two main types of energy efficient light bulbs available here in the UK - compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and Light emitting Diodes (LEDs). We would be the first to admit that the change over to more energy efficient bulbs was challenging. Initially the choice was limited and consumers were reluctant to make the change. When the first CFLs were introduced they were not popular - they took time to warm up, had a cold blue colour and contained mercury. Fast forward to today and things are very different.
LED technology has come on in leaps and bounds and we can now offer low energy and LED bulbs that are both energy efficient, long lasting and attractive. LED bulbs have overtaken CFLs to become the most popular and efficient way of illuminating our light fittings. LEDs use less energy and, although they may be a little more expensive to buy initially, they cost a lot less in the long run. LED bulbs are now available for almost every light fitting. When you purchase a light fitting from us here at Bespoke Lights we will offer you a selection of suitable bulbs that you can add to your order at checkout should you wish.
Many of the latest light fittings place the light bulbs centre stage and you will want to select bulbs that are not only cost effective but are also an attractive addition that will add the perfect finishing touch. Large decor bulbs, for example, are the ideal choice for ceiling pendants - energy efficiency with no loss of style.
Chandeliers with candle style bulbs are beautiful and you will certainly not want to spoil the effect with ugly looking bulbs, Our latest collection of LED candle style bulbs are virtually indistinguishable from the original incandescent candle style bulbs. LED bulbs, however, offer you up to 90% energy savings compared to old style bulbs and with their vastly superior life span are the obvious choice – lasting 10,000s of hours compared to an older bulb which may last only 1,000 hours.
For spotlights consider replacing standard GU10 halogen spotlight bulbs with our retro fit GU10 LED spotlight bulbs. They are available in a choice of warm, cool and natural white and with dimmable versions too.
The brightness of LED bulbs is measured in lumens and the higher the number the brighter the bulb will be. Despite being a lower wattage they are still able to give the same amount of brightness as the old incandescent bulbs. Still confused by lumens - then take a look at our Guide to Lumens by using the link below.