LED light bulbs could help with energy bills crisis

More than half of Brits will be unable to comfortably afford their energy bills this winter, according to a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

What’s more, researchers at LED Made Easy have spotted a breakout search trend, revealing a 129% increase in Google searches for the query “how to save money on energy bills”.

The energy crisis has had a significant impact on families and individuals across the country, with some household bills increasing by more than 50%. Low-income households are disproportionately affected, as some are already living pay-cheque to pay-cheque, any increase can have a significant negative impact on their daily lives.

In light of this, LED Made Easy, one of the leading electrical suppliers in LED across the UK, has put the following comment/advice together, for readers looking to find ways to save money on their bills:

“According to a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, low-income households will spend 18 percent of their income on energy bills after housing costs now the April increase has been implemented. Even more startling is the fact that single-person households’ monthly bills will increase by 54 percent. Because of this new rise, many people’s lives may be altered, and they may be forced to modify their life paths and live within their means.

LED light bulbs use up to 85% less energy than their incandescent counterparts and could save you a considerable amount of money per year.

We’re seeing a huge rise in searches for ways to save energy bills, as more households are starting to feel the effects of national price increases. While LED light bulbs do cost more to purchase, they ultimately save money in the long term; they are 90% more effective than halogen and where they have an average life of 50,000 hours, incandescent bulbs have an average of 1,000-2,000 hours.

In practice, this means they save bill-payers money on energy use over time.

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