As we evolve here at Oasis from being a company that specialises in heating/cooling solutions to a total energy solutions company, we are obviously focusing more and more on how to save our clients money in the long run. We’re not a consultancy, we still install air conditioning, all types of heating, and electricity but underpinning everything we do is the aim to save our clients running costs through energy efficient solutions. As such, we are now also helping clients with ‘illumination’.
The standard ‘green’ bulbs otherwise known as CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) are not ‘green’ at all. They contain mercury (highly toxic substance) and should be disposed of accordingly, but unfortunately they just end up in rubbish dumps in the ground. It’s horrendous.
There are far better types of bulbs on the market now, namely LED (Light Emitting Diode) bulbs. LED has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, and can fulfil any need you have, from outside garden lights to cosy indoor lights with dimmer switches. They are significantly more expensive than both standard tungsten bulbs and CFL bulbs, but the benefit in terms of return on investment far outweighs any issue regarding initial cost. One study by Panasonic showed that their home 60W LED bulb would last about 19 years, based on daily average use of 5.5 hours a day.
An article in today’s Telegraph highlights the development and benefits of LED bulbs: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/greenproperty/7873021/Green-property-energy-efficient-bulbs.html
We advise, supply and install LED bulbs (installation help only required for large scale illumination requirements).