Eco Technology Show 2013 - Brighton Centre 14/15th June 2013
Come visit our stand to see our full range of LED products and chat to our friendly staff regarding LED lighting.
Free Entry Code information:
Use this promotional code: E132 for free entry. Go to www.ecotechnologyshow.co.uk and register as a Trade Delegate with promo code. This code will only be valid up until Wednesday the 12th June when online registration closes.
Partnership Deal in Sweden (December 2012)
From the 1st January 2013, a new partnership deal has been agreed and signed between Light Foot LED Ltd and Svea LED Light AB in Sweden. All of our product lines and ranges will be available in Sweden via Svea LED Light AB.
Svea LED Light AB has over ten years experience of supplying LED lights throughout Europe and have already distributed a large range of led lights in Sweden building their marketplace steadily. They have two offices; with their Head Quarters in Goteborg and a sales office in Karlstad. The Company is able to supply the right led light for any project or installation.
Partnership with GBE Associates (October 2012)
For the past 6 months Light Foot LED has had a working partnership with GBE associates. This partnership is a great opportunity for both companies; allowing us both to showcase and recommend our portfolio of green and energy saving products and services to a wider audience, as they compliment each other in the market place.
Understanding the Benefits of LED Lights for Industrial Needs
Environmentalists have been singing the praises of LED lights in domestic applications for some time now, but innovations in LED lighting have opened up new avenues for LED applications in all sorts of other areas. Trials have been done to explore LED lighting in social housing, LEDs are starting to replace traditional street lights and particular lamps called LED corn lamps (so-called because they look like corn on the cobs) have been developed for use in industry. But what are the benefits of LED lighting in industry? Are they reliable enough to replace more traditional bulbs?
It’s easy to assume that new LEDs resemble early CFLs in terms of brightness and performance. The reality is that LEDs easily match the lumens of more traditional bulbs because LED light is simply brighter than the alternatives. In 2009 Transport for London trialled LED lights in the interior of buses with 54% of passengers responding that they preferred LED lighting to just 6% saying they preferred non-LED lighting. The main factors influencing their preference were the quality of light in terms of visibility, brightness, clarity and that passengers could read. And it takes less power to achieve this better brightness; a 50watt incandescent bulb can be replaced with a 6watt Led bulb and match it in lumens.
Not only are LEDs generally considered to deliver a better quality of light, but they are also built to last and save energy. A typical domestic LED light bulb will last 25 times longer than an incandescent bulb, and a study carried out by the Energy Saving Trust has indicated that 3 million kWh per year could be saved by introducing LED lighting in social housing. All these advantages can be capitalised on by industrial companies.
EU legislation is phasing out Halogen and SON lamps which are typically used to light warehouses and factories and this means lighting will have to be changed across the board in industry. LED alternatives have been developed which cut costs, perform better than previous lamps and last longer. Corn lamps reduce energy use by up to 75%. A 400w old lamp can be replaced with a 100w LED corn lamp, provide the same brightness and save £90 a year. A small warehouse with just ten lamps could save approximately £900 per year and the lamps themselves last 50,000 hours or 16 and a half years. On just one lamp a company could save £1485 over its lifetime. Initially LED lights were expensive, but effort has been made to reduce the initial cost that lamps affordable from the off as well as saving money.
These aren’t minor savings and they can hugely impact upon the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of a warehouse, factory or any other industrial building. And since LEDs have been developed to perform exceptionally and be affordable up-front, they are an ideal alternative to more traditional bulbs which are being phased out by the EU.
Author: Catherine Dickinson
Joakim's Hong Kong and Chinese Visit October 2011
During the last week of October 2011, Managing Director, Joakim Per Lennart Roth visited Hong Kong and China. There were two reasons for this visit; the first was to visit and review the factories where our LED light’s are manufactured before being shipped over to our warehouse in the UK, and to also ensure all of our high quality ISO 14001 standards are being met. During this time Joakim also had the time to pay a quick visit to the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair. Both trips where extremely interesting and helped seal the working relationships between manufacturer and importer. Joakim would like to convey his thanks to all the staff at the factories he visited and to all the people that he met in both Hong Kong and China.
According to reports, lighting can account for as much as 20% of the average household's electricity bill. Building regulations in the UK now state that in all new houses and extensions to existing properties, 1 in 4 of all habitable rooms must have dedicated low-energy lighting.
New Range of Products Released
Lightfoot is pleased to announce a new range of products available in Sweden and the UK. They include the latest technological upgrades in downlights, to the soon to be popular street light range. For more information regarding specifications and pricing, please call or check out our new product section.
New Product Catalogue
LED technology is developing at a steady rate and we're ready to provide a wide range of stock with the latest, highest quality products. Our range has been reviewed for the New Year and our product catalogue updated. Not only are we adding some exciting new products (such as LED candle bulbs for chandeliers and lamps pictured right) plus we're simplifying the product descriptions in response to customer feedback. Still if you require additional assistance give us a call.
ALSO, be sure to tell us what you think of the new ranges and if there are any products you'd really like us stock, please let us know! Your feedback is important to us.