LED technology is revolutionising the lighting market. It’s popping up in warehouses, supermarkets, hospitals and offices but there are businesses which are yet to embrace what has been described as the biggest advance in lighting since Thomas Edison invented the bulb in 1879. The advantages of LEDs over conventional light sources are threefold: they are compact, long lasting and, above all, energy efficient. This is reflected in the significant savings that can be made by making the switch. LED bulbs can last 25 times longer than traditional lamps and save up to 75 per cent in energy costs. For some commercial customers, return on investment can be seen just one year after installation. In addition to being energy efficient, LED lighting contains no mercury and is therefore more environmentally friendly than traditional bulbs.
Scotsman 22nd June 2017 read more »
Energy Action Scotland – the national fuel poverty charity – has produced two new short films to support to some member organisations working on the ground to assist households who struggle to afford their fuel bills and to keep warm at home. In the two-year project called the Warm and Healthy Homes Fund, Energy Action Scotland used £430,000 of funding to support work in three areas of Scotland where there were on-going initiatives to tackle health and fuel poverty in tandem with THAW in Orkney, Tighean Innse Gall in the Western Isles and Glasgow City Council. Tailored energy advice and advocacy, energy efficiency measures and help in accessing income maximisation, relevant grants and other local support mechanisms were offered.
Scottish Energy News 23rd June 2017 read more »