Your lighting questions answered…

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As a lighting specialist, I’m keen to educate people about the latest developments in the lighting industry and how new technology and regulations will impact on their kitchens, and of course, there everyday lives in general.

Subjects like this can seem a bit baffling to people who simply want to select the right lighting for their kitchen, so this month, I thought it might be an idea to answer several topical questions that I’m being regularly asked.

We are all undoubtedly becoming more aware of how each decision we make with regards to our homes affects the environment, and the government is constantly introducing new laws which require everyone to be more eco-conscious.

You may not be aware of how this has affected the lighting industry though, so allow me to explain:

New regulations have been introduced this year with regards to energy labelling which require the energy efficiency of each light source to be displayed clearly on the product, making it simpler for people to see how energy efficient each product is. Each fitting will now be labelled from A++ to E, according to how energy efficient it is. With this system, A++ is the most energy efficient and E is the least.  When considering LED fittings in relation to this new labelling system, it is worth bearing in mind that they will always be classified within the A range, so are the most energy efficient lighting solutions available on the market.

All LED light fittings will be classed within the A range

All LED light fittings will be classed within the A range as they are the most energy efficient lighting solutions available on the market.

Another question I’m often being asked is what the benefits of HD LEDs are, and also, what makes them different from standard LED fittings. High definition LED lighting is different in the sense that it features a lens over each diode which increases the intensity of the beam that’s emitted from the light source.  This results in a higher light output per unit when compared with outdated halogen alternatives, so in essence, a brighter, clearer light that’s perfect for daily tasks such as cooking and cleaning.

Sensio's HD LED Surface Recessed light will emit an intense beam that's perfect for cooking

Sensio’s HD LED Surface Recessed light will emit an intense beam that’s perfect for cooking

Much-like standard LED lighting, HD LED’s incorporate the latest energy efficient technology which means the fittings have a low power consumption which in turn, saves electricity and reduces household bills.

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About Michael Linsky

Michael Linsky Managing Director of Sensio UK
Michael Linsky is the Managing Director of Sensio UK Ltd – for more about Sensio please visit www.sensio.co.uk or call 0845 0340780

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