You have bought that stunning chandelier you’ve been thinking about for ages. It wasn’t cheap but it will be in your family for generations. 

It’s a fantastic light, ornamented with crystal trimmings that reflect light with all the colours of the rainbow. You have a perfect position for the piece and the design scheme you have chosen will complement the old-fashioned elegance of the new fitting.

There’s one issue that still needs to be addressed, however.  It requires no less than 24 light bulbs! If the power consumption comes out at 40 watts a light bulb that means the chandelier will use up an impressive 960 watts, which is almost a kilowatt. 

It’s equivalent to the consumption of an electric heater which is not going to look good on your electricity bills let alone be beneficial for the environment.  What is to be done?

When you require the ultimate in energy conservation then LED bulbs are the obvious answer – especially if you decide to choose candle LED light bulbs with a flame tip. The bulb may not be quite as elegant as the old halogen-type but the environmental consequences are impressive. 

These LED Candle Bulbs each consume only 3 watts in power but will generate the light output of a traditional 25-watt bulb. This means in this 24-light chandelier example the consumption is just 72 watts against 600 watts. 

Not only that but LED lights last much, much longer than either incandescent or halogen bulbs. It is one of the main advantages of LEDs. They have been designed to operate for 35,000 hours on average and some even last for as many as 100,000 hours. 

People have come to expect this type of bulb to last for up to 15 years with normal usage of between six and eight hours a day. Unlike halogens and incandescent they don’t burn out and they don’t lose any of their initial brightness.

To reiterate, LEDs are the most energy-efficient form of lighting. They are so efficient that 80% to 90% of their energy becomes light rather than wasteful and unnecessary heat.

In contrast, incandescent bulbs lose as much as 80% of their energy as heat, which means they are just 20% efficient. An entire house can be fitted out with LED lights, which is a worthwhile investment after only 12 months, especially when you purchase your lights from liquidleds.com.

Remember, this type of bulbs is ecologically-sound, too, because LEDs aren’t made with any toxic elements or compounds like mercury. Completely recyclable, adopting LED lights is bound to help reduce your carbon footprint by 33%. 

Also, because they last for so long they also help you save on both material and production costs. Very sturdy materials and components are used to make LEDs, so they are able to stand up to very harsh weather conditions, as well as vibrations, shocks, and abrasions. It is the reason why so many of this style of lights are increasingly being adopted for all manner of roadside and civil engineering applications.

With no UV emissions and their ability to produce very little infrared light, LEDs are perfect for use in places like storage facilities and cupboards. They won’t degrade any of your stored materials through generating either UV or heat. This is one of the reasons so many museums have decided to use them to illuminate their displays without the side effect of damage to artefacts.

LED light arrays can be positioned and combined in a number of ways to produce efficient and controllable illumination. This means they are able to offer huge design flexibility,

It is possible to control the shade, brightness, colour, and distribution of light. This makes LED lights technically-useful while also being able to generate a soothing, energising or otherwise satisfying mood lighting.

So flexible are LED bulbs that they can work in some of the most extreme temperatures. They are ideal for use in very cold climates and environments, including freezer rooms. Other lights, like fluorescent or incandescent, on the other hand, are affected by the cold. LEDs stay reliable even if the mercury plummets.

While halogen lights or low-energy bulbs can take a few minutes to reach their maximum output, and their lifespan is reduced by constant use, LEDs work instantly.

They become bright immediately and can also be turned on and off as frequently as necessary without their performance being affected, even over a long period of time.  Because, LEDs can work on low-voltage power they are even perfect use outdoors when you go camping, or have any garden rooms. They can work alongside solar energy sources and even in remote areas.

If you are not yet convinced yet, you should check out liquidleds.com. We also stock dimming LEDs, which offer many advantages including:

• Saving energy as a result of less energy being required because of reduced output levels

• Extending LED life thanks to the electronic components running cooler 

• Increasing the life of the phosphor coating used to produce white light

• Helping designers in their efforts to create ambient lighting presets that create various mood settings

Exterior view of IS House at Nafpaktos Greece by architect Konstantin Thorvald Barlas

• Increasing the flexibility of space usage. LED bulbs can enable brightly lit spaces for reading or dimmable spaces for presentations

• Boosting productivity by allowing the individual control of lights in a bid to reduce eye fatigue and strain, or to boost concentration.

LED Candle lights offer so many reasons for use in everyone’s home. If you need to find out more please do not hesitate to visit liquidleds.com. Our experts can help you make the decision about what is the best dimmable LED candlelight for your chandelier.