The time to convert to LED lighting is now

Guest Blog by Ian of Brighter Business

One of the biggest regulatory changes in the lighting industry for many years took effect on 1st February 2024.

The 2011/65/EU RoHS Directive will effectively ban the sale of fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs.

Benefits of LED lighting

The benefits of LED lighting are considerable but include:

Brighter Business don’t automatically recommend scrapping existing light fittings and replacing them like for like, but do have a range of products should this be the most viable option. Brighter Business has considerable experience in upgrading fluorescent lights to LED without the need to remove fittings themselves, reducing the cost of new light fittings, installation costs and minimising damage to décor.

  • Use up to 90% less energy, vital in a time of spiralling energy costs.
  • Better light levels – brightness and uniformity
  • Typically, 5 times longer lifetime than traditional bulbs
  • Lower operating temperature, less of a risk of fire or burnt fingers.
  • More robust and can be glass free
  • Reduced environmental impact
  • Instant light when switching on, and no flicker with reduced glare

Advice and Support

Brighter Business can visit premises and advise on the best, most cost-effective way to improve lighting practicality, aesthetically, and to budget. They can also provide a payback calculation to help justify any expense and how quickly the savings can be recouped.

The interior of a pub with a dark wood bar area and lots of LED lights in the ceiling and around the bar