Energy efficient lighting is at the forefront of today’s eco-conscious issues as the energy consumed by lighting in the UK by an average household takes up 35% of their yearly electricity bill. Traditional light bulbs such as the GLS tungsten produces 8000 times more green house gases than that of the newest energy efficient lamps and therefore they are due to be banned in the UK by 2010.
With a disappearance of traditional light sources we need to find new ways to be eco-friendly in our lighting, while trying to achieve the same types and quality of light for lighting designs.
Fluorescents and LED’s have greatly advanced in technology and become superior to the traditional light sources due to the low energy consumption, long lamp life and soft warm light they can create. Fluorescents have dramatically developed from the hospital wards everyone remembers them from.