Why Go LED?
The humble light bulb has been lighting our homes since the 1800s and over these hundred plus years, the biggest lighting breakthrough is without question the LED.
LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes for the curious) are durable, contain no toxins and last much, much longer than their incandescent bulb counterparts. An LED bulb will give you thousands of hours more light than a conventional one. They are so long-lasting that there are many fittings that have integrated LEDs that last the lifetime of the fitting, no more maintenance required changing those bulbs!
Not only are LEDs long-lasting, they are far more energy-efficient than the old incandescent bulbs. An LED will give you back 95% of the power it uses as light, with only 5% turning into heat. Compare this to an incandescent bulb that loses 80% of its energy to producing heat instead of light! This means an LED bulb on just 7-watts can produce the same light as an old 60-watt bulb.
With their long life and excellent power efficiency, this is brilliant news for the environment and even better news for your energy bills! But this is just the tip of the iceberg, because of their small size LEDs can be arranged in all sorts of ways to produce any number of different lighting effects. The fluid circles of the Olympus light or the gentle waves of the Marius light which be seen below can only be achieved due to the small size of the integrated LEDs they use.
Also, further advances in the efficiency of LED technology over the years have seen lower and lower levels of heat produced by lighting. Heat has been reduced to such an extent it is now possible to have light fittings with natural wooden bodies. A beautiful example of this is the natural wood Brad pendant.