(PRWEB UK) 14 February 2013
Blackpool Tower switched on its lights Tuesday in celebration of two years spent replacing the 10,000 old pygmy bubs along the tower’s legs with LED lights.
The whole structure now boasts 5,508 LED lights, each containing 42 individual light emitting diodes (LEDs).
LED lights are becoming increasing common in street and home lighting, as they last up to 50 times longer and use far less electricity.
A spokesperson from Lights 4 Living said:
“The lighting project by Blackpool Council seems to have been worth it. Blackpool is famous for its illuminations and LED lights are brighter and far more energy efficient. In fact, more and more people are opting for LED lamps for their home lighting as they are far more long lasting, energy efficient and environmentally friendly. For ceiling lighting in particular this could be useful as it saves climbing up ladders and means less maintenance – allowing you to enjoy your lighting.
"With electricity prices rising, swapping bulbs with LED lamps could significantly cut your electricity bills. Energy saving light bulbs can save over five times their original price in electricity costs, while light emitting diodes (LED) bulbs use up to 89% less energy and last up to twenty-five years, making them last twenty-five times longer than the halogen equivalent."
Lights 4 Living are a leading lighting company based in Bath that stock a wide and ever-growing range of home lighting. With over thirty-five years in the lighting industry, Lights 4 Living have a great relationship with many lighting manufacturers so can offer unbeatable competitive prices on ceiling lights, picture lights, wall lights and more.