So you run a small hotel or Bed & Breakfast spot and are sick of those big energy bills? LED bulbs can help!
If you're a small hotel or Bed & Breakfast outlet owner, energy bills are probably a paramount concern. Energy bills only seem to be going in one direction – up, and getting a grip on them can be a nightmare. It’s even more complicated when accounting for the behaviour of guests who seem determined to leave as many lights on as possible. The costs of lights left on can soon mount up taking a heft chunk out of your bottom line hospitality as a business owner.
Well we all know changing human behaviour is difficult. Educating guests is hard when they are only passing visitors. It’s even harder when you’re trying to play the perfect host and want to make the guest to feel as at ease as possible.
So what’s a bed and breakfast owners to do? Well one option could be to install a lighting control system based around guest key cards. That's one option but it involves installation and guests are prone to losing cards. It also wont stop those incandescent light bulbs of old burning more electricity than you need to when the guests are using the facilities. Key cards also don't really suit communal areas like hall-ways and sitting rooms.
Another option could be low energy bulbs like Compact Fluorescent Lights – but they leave a lot to be desired. The light quality is often poor plus they take a while to get warmed up. Not exactly the best way to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere and get that number 1 spot on trip advisor!
Well there is some hope out there. With LED bulbs you get 100% of the light at just a fraction of the cost. Yes, they are more expensive to purchase up front but prices are rapidly falling. The Candle LED light by LG is a great example – at just £2.11 some LED bulbs are rapidly approaching the price of normal light bulbs.
LED lights switch on straight away meaning no waiting around for the light to come on. Another misconception is LED lights only come in a blue-ish cool white; this isn’t the case for instance warm white GU10s are ideal for bedrooms needing an LED spotlight option.
Finally most LED lights are a simple retrofit, just plug them in and switch them on. No messing around with re-wiring the house or electricians.
LED bulbs last a lot longer than normal light bulbs, with a lifetime from 15,000 to 50,000 hours common. This means no more messing around changing blown bulbs so that's something you can cross off the maintenance list for the next 10 years.
Remember its always important to pick a manufacturer who will be in business long enough to hour the warranty should an LED fail. With quality LED bulbs should not fail but it does happen and picking a quality manufacturer is important to protect that initial investment. Part of the payback is in the lifetime of an LED bulb. We only list quality manufacturers on which LED light meaning you can feel safe buying an LED bulb from which LED light.
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