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What Are the Differences Between Halogen and LED Lights?

Posted by Andrew Lambert on May 17th , 2022


If you're looking for luminous, high-definition bulbs to brighten up an indoor or commercial space, you'll usually pick from LED or halogen lighting. Both methods offer crisp, clear, high-lux white light and run much more efficiently (and for longer) than traditional filament bulbs.

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All You Need To Know About Halogen Lights

Posted by Paul Tuson on May 3rd , 2022


Halogen lights are small-scale, high-lumen lightbulbs that use inert, neutral gasses (i.e. halogens) around a tungsten filament to provide illumination. Halogen shielding increases the lamp's brightness, efficiency, and lifespan. Commercially available since 1959, halogen bulbs are today used wherever crisp, clear, intense lighting is needed, and form part of the lighting architecture in many public and commercial buildings.

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Will The New Halogen Ban Lead To A Brighter Future?

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 28th , 2021

It’s a legislative move that has gone largely unnoticed in the aftermath of more dramatic events, but as of October 1st 2021, the iconic halogen MR16 lightbulb has dimmed its glow for the last time. What does this mean for property developers and facilities managers, and will the alternatives impact on project costs? Here’s what you need to know!

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Glossary Of LED Lighting Terms: Everything You Need To Know

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 7th , 2021


With so much new technology in the lighting sector, we thought a small glossary of LED lighting terms might help when choosing which LED lamps might best suit your needs. The following is a list of general lighting terms and LED-specific terms.

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A Guide To The UK Emergency Lighting Regulations

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 3rd , 2021

Emergency lighting regulations are an important element of keeping employees and the public safe. The main reason for emergency lighting is escape in the event of a fire, although emergency lights also help with navigation during a power outage. There has seen some important updates to the existing BS 5266-1 regulations. Here’s a quick guide.

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LED Lighting: What To Expect When You Upgrade

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 23rd , 2021

LED lighting is the future of indoor illumination. Cost-effective, ecologically friendly, and visually vibrant, upgrading to LED lighting is an attractive option for growing numbers of organisations and businesses. Here’s a quick guide to what you can expect.

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How To Reduce Expenditure With Energy Efficient LED Lighting Systems

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 20th , 2021

It's important to keep a tight rein on your outgoings if you want your organisation to thrive, but that can seem challenging when energy prices are rising. There are some obvious things you can do to reduce your costs, such as changing energy suppliers, but introducing seemingly small changes can make a big difference too. If you aren't already using LED lights, for example, you could be missing a trick. Let's see how installing this type of lighting could benefit your organisation financially.

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Exterior Architectural LED Lighting For Historic Buildings & Museums

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 17th , 2021

At Lowe & Oliver we specialise in lighting architecture for historic buildings, museums and exclusive property redevelopments, where each project requires a different approach. We also undertake large scale LED lighting upgrades in the industrial and commercial sectors, and have been awarded a Royal Warrant for our work on royal palaces.

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How Much Does It Cost To Run An LED Light?

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 16th , 2021

An innovative and energy efficient alternative to incandescent and fluorescent lighting, LED lighting uses significantly less electricity than its predecessors. Organisations and businesses can reduce consumption and benefit from lower utility bills. However, there are other advantages that we detail below, along with the potential savings and how they offset the initial expenditure.

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What Is The Lifespan Of An LED Light?

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 13th , 2021

 


LED lighting fixtures are among the most cost-effective and reliable lighting options for commercial and public buildings. As they are up to 90% more efficient when compared to their incandescent counterparts, it stands to reason that they represent excellent value for money in large-scale lighting installations. However, what type of lifespan is associated with LED lights?

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