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FAQ's

How long do LED bulbs last?

How long do LED bulbs last?

LED light bulbs have a much longer life span compared to standard halogen bulbs. In fact LED bulbs last up to 50000 hours – that’s over 5 years of continuous operation. Once you install a LED light bulb you may never have to replace it.

Do PIR's need a neutral?

Do PIR's need a neutral?

Most PIR's do require a neutral however we do have a non neutral 200w wall mounted PIR which can be found here

Top 10 Water Saving Products

Top 10 Water Saving Products

 

Hippo toilet flush water saver

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    The hippo is simply a bag which goes into the toilet cistern to save water every time you flush. Easy to fit, no tools required.


Water saving aerating shower

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A water saving shower has an air intake at the base of the showerhead. It mixes air with the water to create a powerful shower effect, whilst using 20-30% less water. The air intake creates a back pressure to water passing through the showerhead, which in turn uses less water and less hot water energy. Our aerating showers can be combined with shower flow restrictors for further savings, especially in high water pressure areas.


Tap aerator flow restrictor

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Many taps installed from new are generally free flowing which can use up to 4 times more water than necessary. For example, if you have a wash basin which is predominantly used for brushing teeth or washing hands, then it may not be necessary to have a high flow rate from your tap. We have a range of flow restricting aerators, which can reduce your water flow to as little as 2 litres per minute. Most people generally choose 4 or 6 litres per minute, which will generally reduce a standard tap flow down from around 9 or 10 litres per minute.


Shower stop valve

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This little valve was initially created for motorhomes, caravans, and boats, but it can also be used around the home. Simply flick the switch to one side to cut off water flow to a shower.

These valves are really good for people that have hot and cold mixer taps to the shower fitting which needs to be balanced to get the right temperature. When a shower stop valve is fitted, you only need to adjust the hot and cold taps once to balance the water temperature each time you use the shower enabling you to turn the flow of water off without re-balancing.


Combisave

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The Combisave valve can save you thousands of litres of water per year. It works by reducing water flow to the hot tap whilst the combination boiler is heating up. This can actually help the water come through to your hot tap a second or two faster, but it also can save the 10 to 15 L of cold water which is wasted before your hot water comes through. Combi save also enables the boiler hot water preheat to be turned off, which can save as much as £50 of gas per year, simply by changing a boiler setting.


Shower flow restrictor

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In some cases it may be necessary to restrict the amount of water which comes out of your shower. This is often needed in high-pressure water areas, where it may even be uncomfortable underneath the shower if the pressure is too high. A simple restrictor can be screwed onto the end of the shower hose to reduce the amount of water used. Our pack can reduce water flow to 8 litres or 6 litres of water per minute. There is an option to change the small flow restrictor inside, no tools required.


Shower Timer

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Shower timers are a quick and easy way to check you are not using more water and hot water energy than necessary. They also help to train you to enjoy your shower efficiently. It is actually possible to have a shower in as little as three minutes. The average shower time is around eight minutes. A four-minute shower timer can help you use half as much water and hot water heating energy every time you use the shower.


WC stop Toilet Flush Water Saver

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This really simple device acts as a weight to immediately close the toilet flush valve on most two button flush toilets. The maybe many occasions where you simply need a quick rinse down of the toilet pan, where even a partial flush is more than necessary. With the WC stop, you hold your finger down on the toilet flush for a full flush, as soon as you release your finger from the flush button, the flush stops. Can reduce the water consumption in toilet by 50%


Garden Hose Pipe Watering Timer

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If you are a garden lover or grow your own vegetables, you should consider purchasing a watering system timer to ensure that your water is not left on any longer than


Ecobug urinal caps – save 98% water flushing by using good bacteria to reduce smells

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Ecobug Extra Strong Urinal Caps can save up to 98% of the water we flush down the drain, these can save up to £300 a year on every urinal in your organisation. ecobug® Extra Strong Urinal Caps employ good bacteria, which outperform the bad bacteria that you know only too well… The cause of that horrible gents toilet smell. A bad smell is bad for business in every situation. Ecobug Caps actually eradicate the smell... They don’t just mask it with even nastier perfume.

What LED bulbs do I need?

What LED bulbs do I need?

The type of LED bulb you require depends on your existing light fittings. Our range of LED light bulbs covers a selection of the most popular lighting types such as GU10, MR16, G4, MR11 and G9 bulbs. Make sure you get the correct size of bulb that is compatible with your existing fittings, check our product information details before you buy.

Are LED bulbs safe?

Are LED bulbs safe?

Yes! LED bulbs are referred to as solid state lighting technology and do not contain any harmful materials unlike certain other types of household lighting that contain toxic substances like mercury.

Does a GU10 LED bulb give the same brightness as my old halogen bulb?

Does a GU10 LED bulb give the same brightness as my old halogen bulb?

Yes, Low Energy Supermarket’s LED bulbs are the perfect replacement for traditional halogen bulbs.

How hot does an LED bulb get?

How hot does an LED bulb get?

LED bulbs run significantly cooler than other types of lighting like halogen or CFLs but they do get hot, but the heat is dissipated by metal heat sinks that take away the heat from the light source itself. Keeping them cool helps maintain the long lifespan of a LED bulb.

Top 10 energy saving products 2018

Top 10 energy saving products 2018

Loftlegs

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  • Coverage - 12 Pack of Loftlegs, approx coverage 1.7 to 2.4 square meters depending on your storage board sizes and ceiling joist spacings
  • Loftlegs raise the loft floor by 175mm for energy efficient loft storage
  • Upgrading your insulation from 75mm to 250mm thick could reduce your heating bills by around £35-£75 per year depending on the size of the property.
  • Loft legs avoid insulation compression maintaining U values with no loss of thermal performance
  • Allows for thick insulation below storage boarding trapping more air allowing insulation to work more effectively
  • Easy to install, ultra strong and made from lightweight PP resin . No cutting, drilling or heavy lifting required, screw loft led directly into position.
  • Can be retrofitted to your existing storage boarding by lifting the boards whilst installing additional insulation
  • Manufactured in the UK from recycled material.
  • Please note that we can not work out quotes for you, please use the information above/in the picture provided by Loft Legs.

ETRV's

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Traditional Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs) sense the air temperature around them and regulate the flow of water through the radiator which they are fitted to. They do not control the boiler. Inside the Traditional Thermostatic TRV Head is a sensor containing a wax or liquid material which expands as the room temperature warms up and contracts when it cools down. They have limited accuracy, hence why they typically only have 1,2,3,4,5 temperature settings.

This new 2017 Model Electronic TRV (eTRV), has digital temperature control so you can set your room temperature to 21 degrees centigrade or whatever temperature you desire. Its biggest advantage, is you can also use these eTRV's to program on/off and temperature times for every radiator in your building which can lead to significant energy savings of 20-25%. For every radiator not turned on unnecessarily, this effectively reduces the length of your heating circuit which means the water temperature in the central heating loop returns to the boiler at a higher temperature. Most Modern boilers will then use their economy settings to prevent boiler firing until heating loop cools with in turn saves fuel. This eTRV allows for multi-room zoned temperature control of your house or workplace.

Setting a TRV to a higher temperature will not make the room heat up any faster. How quickly the room heats up depends on the boiler size and radiator size. Turning a TRV to a lower setting will result in the room being controlled at a lower comfortable temperature and saves energy. TRVs need a free flow of air to sense the temperature so they must not be covered by curtains or blocked by furniture.


Radflek

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Radflek radiator reflectors, reduces your heating bill by reflecting wasted energy back into your room rather than heating up the wall and the street outside.


LED lighting

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LED spot lights use 90% less electricity than halogen or tugsten bulbs and last many times longer with great energy saving potential. Payback in only 2-3 months for long halogen light working hours


Chimney sheep/balloon

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Chimney Sheep Chimney Draught Excluders are designed to be pushed into the narrow part of the chimney above the fireplace, used when the fire is out and the central heating is on.

A huge amount of warm air is drawn up the chimney throughout the day which causes draughts in rooms and loss of heated air.

It has been calculated that for an average sized flue these chimney draught excluders can save you £23 per year off your heating bills for EACH chimney, with the added benefit of reducing draughts within rooms. If you have several chimneys then the savings will be much higher.

The Chimney draught excluder is made of Herdwick wool on a handle. The wool squashes into the shape of the chimney throat or flue, and holds itself in place. When you want to light the fire this design of chimney draught excluder can simply be pulled and put it in a bag. When the fire is completely cold you can put it back in again. It's easy to use and can be used over and over again.

Each chimney draught excluder comes with a 300mm handle. If the distance from the top of the fireplace to the chimney throat is more than the length of a ruler then you may need to get an extension rod, available separately.

These chimney draught excluders have the huge advantage over similar products in that they can be easily taken out and re-fitted each time the fire is lit. There are many buildings where fires may only be used on special occasions such as only over Christmas.

Other advantages, Can stop noise coming down your chimney; saves money, sustainable material, stops cold draughts coming down your chimney for example during windy days, stops debris falling down your chimney like soot and hailstones.


Plug in thermostat

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Plugin Digital thermostat. The thermostat will stop and start your heater as the temperature rises and falls. Ideal for tubular heaters, fan heaters, oil filled heaters, convection heaters and electric radiators


Hot water jacket

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A Hot Water Insulation Jacket will reduce your gas or electricity bills by reducing the cost of your hot water heating.

A poorly insulated hot water cylinder will constantly lose heat into the surrounding area which you may not want to be heating. For example, an electric immersion hot water cylinder without any insulation will lose so much heat it will actually heat the property for you, but this is electric heating which is costly to run.

Potential Savings* that can be gained by increasing the thickness of your hot water cylinder insulation are given below. You can also add further insulation to your hot water cylinder where your current insulation jacket is fairly thin. You simply add an additional 80mm thick insulation jacket over the top.


Hot water saving shower

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water and energy saving showers work best with hot and cold mixer showers, thermostatic mixer showers and power showers. Eco Shower heads can be used with electric showers but they will generally not be able to give water or energy savings as electric showers regulates their own water flow. If this Eco shower head is used with an electric shower it will have the benefit of increasing pressure due to the aeration which is especially beneficial on low power 8 - 9.5 KW showers during winter when the water flow rate is very slow.


Count down timer

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Our Lowenergie Countdown Power Saver helps you to save energy, reduce your bills and protect the environment. This device can have great potential to turn off equipment which may accidentally be left on for long periods or overnight. Multi socket extension leads can be plugged into this power saver to allow four or more devices to be fully disconnected from the power. Standard version has 1, 3 and 6 hour time settings


Window and door draught proofing

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Your house or commercial property will loose heat during cold weather partly due to poor thermal insulation, but also due to air infiltration or the permeability of the building. Infiltration or permeability is measured in meters cubed per hour per square meter of floor area. A typical building built 1900 to 1990 will loose around 15-25 meter cubed of air per hour per square meter of floor area. This is due to natural leakage through the fabric of the building, but largely through gaps around windows and doors. Good use of draft proofing could reduce your air permeability to around 10-15 meters cubed per hour which is a good low cost way of reducing you heating bills.

Will LED bulbs fit into my old light fixtures?

Will LED bulbs fit into my old light fixtures?

We have two length types of bulbs (58mm & 61mm) so yes these bulbs will retrofit into existing units but you will need to check which length is most suitable for your fitting.

Do LED light bulbs provide high quality lighting?

Do LED light bulbs provide high quality lighting?

YES! Low Energy Supermarket prides itself on only supplying the very best quality to our customers. We have tried and tested many bulbs and feel we have found the best quality bulbs available. The light output of all our bulbs simply choose between warm white, white or day white.

What SMD chips are used?

What SMD chips are used?

Low Energy Supermarket only use the best quality SMD chips in our range of led bulbs ensuring the best quality of light, the highest levels of energy efficiency and reliability.

Energy Saving Tips

Do LED light bulbs switch on immediately or do they have to warm up?

Do LED light bulbs switch on immediately or do they have to warm up?

LED bulbs are instant on, which means the do not require any time to warm up. LED bulbs do not give off any harmful UV or IR emissions.

What are the best features of LED lights?

What are the best features of LED lights?

In short, LED lights are the future of household and office lighting, with numerous fantastic features which include:
  • Significant savings on your electricity bills
  • Extremely energy efficient
  • Eco-friendly lighting
  • No IR or UV emissions
  • Much longer life-span than halogen bulbs
  • Low temperature operation
  • Directional light
  • Low profile and compact size
  • Breakage and vibration resistance
  • Life unaffected by rapid cycling
  • Instant switch on with no warm up time

What is an LED?

What is an LED?

A Light Emitting Diode (LED) is a device consisting of a semiconductor that emits light energy when an electrical current is passed through it. LEDs can be used for a wide range of lighting applications. It is predicted that LED lights are the future for energy-efficient home lighting.

Top 10 Heating Saving Products

Top 10 Heating Saving Products

Radflek Radiator Reflector Foil

    Radiator reflector Foil is very easy to fit behind your radiator. It is especially effective in properties where you may not have very good wall insulation. It works by reflecting heat from the radiator into the room and reduces the amount of heat from the back of the radiator that goes straight out through the wall. This in turn helps your room temperature to reach a comfortable level quicker, and in turn, should allow your heating thermostat to turn off earlier saving you money.


UMAX Energy Saving Heating Additive

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This heating additive can be easily injected through the bleed valve of one of your radiators.

Simply turn off the valves on both sides to the bottom of the radiator, then this allows you to remove the whole of the nut at the top of the radiator, which holds the bleed screw in place

Inject UMAX into the radiator water, reassemble, and turn the valves back on. This heating additive will then circulate around your central heating system and enables a more effective heat transfer between the boiler and the water circulating around the system. Tests have shown that it can save 5 to 10% of your heating costs.


EPDM & foam draught proofing

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Rubber EPDM draught proofing is a quick and easy way of sealing old leaky windows.

Draughty houses are especially hard to keep warm when it is very cold outside combined with windy conditions. Good draught proofing should be maintained throughout all window and door openings which can help to save 15% of your heating costs. Rubber draught proofing has much longer lifetimes. Cheaper foam draught proofing can also be used as a quick fix, however may only be effective for 12 to 18 months.


Bryseal Around Door Seal

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You may wish to keep one room really warm within your house. Bryseal around door seal is great at getting a really good airtight seal around internal or external doors to keep really warm inside.


Door Bottom Brushes - draught proofing

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The bottom of doors can be especially draughty, whether it be an internal or and external door. There is often a 5 mm gap left at the bottom of doors to ensure that they do not come in contact with the floor. This can allow unpleasant draughts. We have a wide range of door bottom brushes, in different colours, and with concealed screw fixings.


Chimney Sheep/ Balloon

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Many houses, especially those built before the 1950’s may still have original fireplaces.

Many fireplaces have been sealed up over the years, but still, some houses prefer to keep open fireplaces with decorative open fires or real flame effect gas fires. It is very often the case that the fire is only used occasionally throughout the year, which means, all of the rest of the time you have a large draughty hole leading out through your roof. When your chimney is not in use, this will create a constant draw of warm air going up the chimney, which is effectively extracting your comfortably heated air up the chimney. This is known as a natural stack effect due to the nature of rising warm air. Fitting a Chimney Sheep or chimney balloon can solve this problem.


Double Glazing Film

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This product has been around for years. Double glazing film acts as a quick fix to help give some insulation to very cold and draughty single glazing. There are still many properties which may be located in a conservation area, or perhaps listed, or maybe, you are in a rented property where your landlord is unwilling to upgrade. Double glazing film is very easy to apply without any tools, simply using the double sided sticky tape provided and a hairdryer to shrink the film into place so that it becomes completely transparent to the inside of your window.


ETRV’s Electronic thermostat radiator valves & wall thermostats

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The vast majority of houses, where fitted with thermostatic radiator valves, have the wax filled expansion type thermostatic valves. Although these do generally work, they have limited accuracy, and are relatively slow to respond to temperature changes. You can now simply unscrew your old thermostatic radiator valves and screw-on one of our new digital electronic thermostat radiator valves (ETRV's). Not only do these accurately control your temperature with a quick response, but they are also programmable which means you can turn radiators on or off at different times of the day, so long as your main boiler program has the boiler firing at that time. In larger houses, these have potential to give 20% heating fuel savings.


pipe insulation

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You may not think of pipe insulation as energy-saving. Pipe insulation is often used for frost/freezing protection, but it is also used to keep the heat inside pipes to ensure it is efficiently transferred to the location where it is needed


Garage Door Side and Bottom Seals, plus consider insulating

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Garages are normally unheated, but this does not mean it doesn’t matter if the garage gets really cold. Sometimes, you may have refrigerators or freezers in the garage which do not like to be situated in a cold location which can occasionally cause them to stop working.

Your garage may also be attached to your house. If you do some insulating and draught proofing to your garage, this means that some of the heat escaping from your house will become trapped in your garage. This helps to keep the contents of your garage dryer, but it also helps your garage to act as a buffer between the external cold air and the interior of your house. It is a scientific fact that the rate of heat loss through a wall is proportional to the difference between the internal and external temperature. If it is warmer inside your garage, therefore less heat will be lost through the wall between the house and the garage.

Why do I need to replace my dimmer switch?

Why do I need to replace my dimmer switch?

The minimum wattage figure on the dimmer switch is too high, typically the majority of leading edge dimmer switches are 60 watts which is way too high for operation with dimmable LED bulbs. This is why you need an LED compatible dimmer switch for use with dimmable LED bulbs.

Which colour is best for indoor use?

Which colour is best for indoor use?

The colour choice is down to personal preference. The most popular colour for indoor LED lights is Warm White as it is the closest to the colour given off by traditional halogen spotlights.

Top10 Electricity Saving Products

Top10 Electricity Saving Products

 

How Water Immersion Heater Timer

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    Timer switches give you control over your electricity usage and prevent things from overrunning, or staying on for longer than planned. Items like hot water immersion heaters can use a lot of electricity, which is annoying if they are accidentally left on. Timer switches also have a wide range of other usage such as controlling lighting, extract ventilation, heating.


Infrared panel heaters

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Far infrared panel heaters are starting to become more common. These can work more effectively than cheap oil radiators or fan heaters because they do not need to heat all of the air within the room. Infrared panel heaters work by radiating heat, the same type of heat which you feel from the sun. Infrared red panel heaters heat up people and objects within the room, which is especially effective for large spaces. Infrared panel heaters can use 2 to 3 times less electricity than high powered oil radiators, fan heaters, or traditional panel wall heaters as they require much lower power input. For example, a 600 W infrared panel heater could heat the same space as a 2000W oil radiator. Now that the electricity generated for grid supply is becoming greener with more and more wind/solar generation, low-power infrared panel heaters are becoming an eco-friendly option.


Countdown timer and time delay switch

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Time delay switches ensure things are not left on for any longer than necessary. These are commonly used in places like communal stairwells leading to flats to ensure the light not left on. We also have time delay switches which can be used with power sockets, to automatically turn off power after 1, 3, or 6 hours which is a great way of improving electrical safety and stopping any phantom loads / standby power consumption.


LED lighting

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Lighting has now become much more efficient. Old tungsten light fittings only gave out around 12 lumens brightness of light per watt of electricity used, modern LED light fittings can now give out more than 100 lumens brightness of light per watt of electricity used. Energy saving LED light bulbs and LED spotlight fittings can now save more money around the home than compact flourescent bulbs and they last longer. LED tube lights and LED panel lights can save a huge amount of money in commercial properties like shops and offices where their installation pays for itself very quickly, in some cases less than one year if there are long operational hours.


Solar Panels

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Try creating your own electricity, whether it be for a solar powered light to the shed at the end of your garden, or maybe even an off grid holiday home or workplace. We have a wide range of solar panels, solar charge controllers, solar generators, and solar battery kits which can help you to do this. You can also use our solar calculator to help you decide what size solar panels and battery banks you may need for your project.


Compact Fluorescent Lighting CFL’s

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CFL compact fluorescent lighting has been around for years. We have kept CFL energy saving lighting as part of our range as it is still a quick and cheap fix to saving electricity. CFL light bulbs are still generally cheaper than the modern LED light bulbs, although LED light bulbs do use a few watts less electricity


Photocell Timer

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Most people simply fit a photocell switch if they want to ensure there lights are not accidentally left on during the daytime. The disadvantage of a standard photocell switch is that the lights will stay on all night, unless the photocell is connected to a separate timer switch. We have an all in one photocell timer switch, which can turn your light on at dusk, turn off at say midnight, turn on at 7 AM, turn off Dawn automatically. Time settings are adjustable. This gives you the convenience of automatic lighting and ensures your lights are not left on throughout the night or during daytime


LED Night Light

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We introduced our range of LED nightlights as we appreciate that some people, especially when there are children in the house, may wish to leave a landing on throughout the night. Instead of having an 11w energy-saving light fitting running all night, why not use our LED nightlight which uses only 0.5 W, as little as 1p per week


One Cup Kettle

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Consider buying a one cup kettle. Instead of boiling 3 or 4 cups of water each time you switch the kettle on, a 1 cup kettle will simply boils just one cup of water each time. We have tested these on our energy monitors, and they can actually save you around £20-30 of electricity each year, plus doing your little bit for the environment


PIR occupancy sensors for fans and lighting

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Passive infrared (PIR) occupancy sensors detect when there is movement, generally up to 8 m away from the sensor.They will automatically turn on lighting or fans to a room when they detect a person in the area. PIR occupancy sensors will then keep lighting on so long as there is movement in the area of the sensor. When the person has left the room, the occupancy sensor will turn the lighting off again, say five minutes after the person leaves the room.The lighting in the room stays on so long as there is movement which constantly resets the five-minute countdown timer to prevent the light from turning (time settings adjustable).Obviously, this is a great way of ensuring items are not left on when there is nobody in the room. A great example, is storerooms to the back of shops which may have several strip light fittings which stay on all day, whereas, people may only be going in and out of the room once or twice an hour. PIR occupancy sensors are suitable for many other spaces like toilets, utility rooms, occasional use areas such as circulation corridors. They can reduce your lighting energy usage by as much as 30 to 50%

Low Energy Supermarket

Low Energy Supermarket

LOW Energy Supermarket - UK’s #1 Energy Saving Products Supplier

Led Lights UK

Led Lights UK

5 reasons to get LED lights installed in your home:

LED’s are becoming more popular as a home lightening system due to its high-end benefits. LED is a versatile source of lighting now with much improved LED light quality. With the fast development of LED lighting, they are now available in very bright versions and different colours. Moreover, the quality and colour of light produced by LED’s is gentle on the eyes. If you’re looking forward to buying LED lights in the UK, then you need to do a lot of research for choosing the right service provider. Well, here in the below guide, we will be discussing some of the reasons to get LED lights installed in your home:

Energy saving

Being the most energy efficient way of illumination, LED lights contribute to saving on your utility bills. An estimated energy efficiency of 80-90% is gained by LED lights, whilst using just 10% of energy used the traditional bulbs. LED bulbs use literally 10 times less electricity than traditional light sources.

Long lifespan

Long life definitely turns out to be the number one benefit of using LED lights. An outstanding operational lifespan of about 30,000 hours is provided by the LED lights. Some very high-quality LED lights can achieve up to 50,000 hours.

Low maintenance

LED lights not only shine brighter but also last longer. Thanks to the low maintenance costs that makes it the most preferable choice in the lighting industry.

Fast switching LED lights can be frequently switched on and off without affecting LED’s lifespan. As traditional lighting takes a few seconds to reach its full brightness, but LED lights has a quick action to the ON and OFF process.

Environment-friendly

h2> LED lighting is a great way for creating an environment-friendly zone. They require less power to operate and do not contain any hazardous chemicals.

Why choose us:

We take pride in being one of the reputed and renowned LED lights suppliers in the UK. We pride ourselves in offering our clients with the best quality products. We offer a 2-year warranty on all our LED bulbs. Our online store is open 24/7 We aim at reducing CO2 emission and saving the planet. We offer reliable return and refund policy. You’ll be updated all the way through the delivery process. Well, the bottom line is that you should definitely look forward to giving our LED lights a try!

FAQ's

FAQ's

Do LED light bulbs switch on immediately or do they have to warm up?

Do LED light bulbs switch on immediately or do they have to warm up?

LED bulbs are instant on, which means the do not require any time to warm up. LED bulbs do not give off any harmful UV or IR emissions.

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What are the best features of LED lights?

What are the best features of LED lights?

In short, LED lights are the future of household and office lighting, with numerous fantastic features which include:
  • Significant savings on your electricity bills
  • Extremely energy efficient
  • Eco-friendly lighting
  • No IR or UV emissions
  • Much longer life-span than halogen bulbs
  • Low temperature operation
  • Directional light
  • Low profile and compact size
  • Breakage and vibration resistance
  • Life unaffected by rapid cycling
  • Instant switch on with no warm up time

Why are LED lights considered a green technology?

Why are LED lights considered a green technology?

LED bulbs are the only truly eco-friendly lighting solution. Unlike traditional forms of lighting where the majority of the electrical energy is given off in the form of heat, LED bulbs operate at around 80% efficiency. This means that an LED bulb converts 80% of its electricity into light energy with very little given off as heat, compared to an incandescent bulb that only turns 20% of the electricity it uses into light energy.

Do LED light bulbs provide high quality lighting?

Do LED light bulbs provide high quality lighting?

YES! Low Energy Supermarket prides itself on only supplying the very best quality to our customers. We have tried and tested many bulbs and feel we have found the best quality bulbs available. The light output of all our bulbs simply choose between warm white, white or day white.

Does a GU10 LED bulb give the same brightness as my old halogen bulb?

Does a GU10 LED bulb give the same brightness as my old halogen bulb?

Yes, Low Energy Supermarket’s LED bulbs are the perfect replacement for traditional halogen bulbs.

Top 10 Heating Saving Products

Top 10 Heating Saving Products

Radflek Radiator Reflector Foil

    Radiator reflector Foil is very easy to fit behind your radiator. It is especially effective in properties where you may not have very good wall insulation. It works by reflecting heat from the radiator into the room and reduces the amount of heat from the back of the radiator that goes straight out through the wall. This in turn helps your room temperature to reach a comfortable level quicker, and in turn, should allow your heating thermostat to turn off earlier saving you money.


UMAX Energy Saving Heating Additive

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This heating additive can be easily injected through the bleed valve of one of your radiators.

Simply turn off the valves on both sides to the bottom of the radiator, then this allows you to remove the whole of the nut at the top of the radiator, which holds the bleed screw in place

Inject UMAX into the radiator water, reassemble, and turn the valves back on. This heating additive will then circulate around your central heating system and enables a more effective heat transfer between the boiler and the water circulating around the system. Tests have shown that it can save 5 to 10% of your heating costs.


EPDM & foam draught proofing

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Rubber EPDM draught proofing is a quick and easy way of sealing old leaky windows.

Draughty houses are especially hard to keep warm when it is very cold outside combined with windy conditions. Good draught proofing should be maintained throughout all window and door openings which can help to save 15% of your heating costs. Rubber draught proofing has much longer lifetimes. Cheaper foam draught proofing can also be used as a quick fix, however may only be effective for 12 to 18 months.


Bryseal Around Door Seal

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You may wish to keep one room really warm within your house. Bryseal around door seal is great at getting a really good airtight seal around internal or external doors to keep really warm inside.


Door Bottom Brushes - draught proofing

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The bottom of doors can be especially draughty, whether it be an internal or and external door. There is often a 5 mm gap left at the bottom of doors to ensure that they do not come in contact with the floor. This can allow unpleasant draughts. We have a wide range of door bottom brushes, in different colours, and with concealed screw fixings.


Chimney Sheep/ Balloon

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Many houses, especially those built before the 1950’s may still have original fireplaces.

Many fireplaces have been sealed up over the years, but still, some houses prefer to keep open fireplaces with decorative open fires or real flame effect gas fires. It is very often the case that the fire is only used occasionally throughout the year, which means, all of the rest of the time you have a large draughty hole leading out through your roof. When your chimney is not in use, this will create a constant draw of warm air going up the chimney, which is effectively extracting your comfortably heated air up the chimney. This is known as a natural stack effect due to the nature of rising warm air. Fitting a Chimney Sheep or chimney balloon can solve this problem.


Double Glazing Film

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This product has been around for years. Double glazing film acts as a quick fix to help give some insulation to very cold and draughty single glazing. There are still many properties which may be located in a conservation area, or perhaps listed, or maybe, you are in a rented property where your landlord is unwilling to upgrade. Double glazing film is very easy to apply without any tools, simply using the double sided sticky tape provided and a hairdryer to shrink the film into place so that it becomes completely transparent to the inside of your window.


ETRV’s Electronic thermostat radiator valves & wall thermostats

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The vast majority of houses, where fitted with thermostatic radiator valves, have the wax filled expansion type thermostatic valves. Although these do generally work, they have limited accuracy, and are relatively slow to respond to temperature changes. You can now simply unscrew your old thermostatic radiator valves and screw-on one of our new digital electronic thermostat radiator valves (ETRV's). Not only do these accurately control your temperature with a quick response, but they are also programmable which means you can turn radiators on or off at different times of the day, so long as your main boiler program has the boiler firing at that time. In larger houses, these have potential to give 20% heating fuel savings.


pipe insulation

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You may not think of pipe insulation as energy-saving. Pipe insulation is often used for frost/freezing protection, but it is also used to keep the heat inside pipes to ensure it is efficiently transferred to the location where it is needed


Garage Door Side and Bottom Seals, plus consider insulating

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Garages are normally unheated, but this does not mean it doesn’t matter if the garage gets really cold. Sometimes, you may have refrigerators or freezers in the garage which do not like to be situated in a cold location which can occasionally cause them to stop working.

Your garage may also be attached to your house. If you do some insulating and draught proofing to your garage, this means that some of the heat escaping from your house will become trapped in your garage. This helps to keep the contents of your garage dryer, but it also helps your garage to act as a buffer between the external cold air and the interior of your house. It is a scientific fact that the rate of heat loss through a wall is proportional to the difference between the internal and external temperature. If it is warmer inside your garage, therefore less heat will be lost through the wall between the house and the garage.

Can I use LEDs on a 12-volt circuit?

Can I use LEDs on a 12-volt circuit?

Yes but you will need to replace the transformer to a LED transformer.

Will LED bulbs fit into my old light fixtures?

Will LED bulbs fit into my old light fixtures?

We have two length types of bulbs (58mm & 61mm) so yes these bulbs will retrofit into existing units but you will need to check which length is most suitable for your fitting.

Which is better for LED lights, low voltage or mains circuit?

Top 10 energy saving products 2018

Top 10 energy saving products 2018

Loftlegs

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  • Coverage - 12 Pack of Loftlegs, approx coverage 1.7 to 2.4 square meters depending on your storage board sizes and ceiling joist spacings
  • Loftlegs raise the loft floor by 175mm for energy efficient loft storage
  • Upgrading your insulation from 75mm to 250mm thick could reduce your heating bills by around £35-£75 per year depending on the size of the property.
  • Loft legs avoid insulation compression maintaining U values with no loss of thermal performance
  • Allows for thick insulation below storage boarding trapping more air allowing insulation to work more effectively
  • Easy to install, ultra strong and made from lightweight PP resin . No cutting, drilling or heavy lifting required, screw loft led directly into position.
  • Can be retrofitted to your existing storage boarding by lifting the boards whilst installing additional insulation
  • Manufactured in the UK from recycled material.
  • Please note that we can not work out quotes for you, please use the information above/in the picture provided by Loft Legs.

ETRV's

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Traditional Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs) sense the air temperature around them and regulate the flow of water through the radiator which they are fitted to. They do not control the boiler. Inside the Traditional Thermostatic TRV Head is a sensor containing a wax or liquid material which expands as the room temperature warms up and contracts when it cools down. They have limited accuracy, hence why they typically only have 1,2,3,4,5 temperature settings.

This new 2017 Model Electronic TRV (eTRV), has digital temperature control so you can set your room temperature to 21 degrees centigrade or whatever temperature you desire. Its biggest advantage, is you can also use these eTRV's to program on/off and temperature times for every radiator in your building which can lead to significant energy savings of 20-25%. For every radiator not turned on unnecessarily, this effectively reduces the length of your heating circuit which means the water temperature in the central heating loop returns to the boiler at a higher temperature. Most Modern boilers will then use their economy settings to prevent boiler firing until heating loop cools with in turn saves fuel. This eTRV allows for multi-room zoned temperature control of your house or workplace.

Setting a TRV to a higher temperature will not make the room heat up any faster. How quickly the room heats up depends on the boiler size and radiator size. Turning a TRV to a lower setting will result in the room being controlled at a lower comfortable temperature and saves energy. TRVs need a free flow of air to sense the temperature so they must not be covered by curtains or blocked by furniture.


Radflek

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Radflek radiator reflectors, reduces your heating bill by reflecting wasted energy back into your room rather than heating up the wall and the street outside.


LED lighting

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LED spot lights use 90% less electricity than halogen or tugsten bulbs and last many times longer with great energy saving potential. Payback in only 2-3 months for long halogen light working hours


Chimney sheep/balloon

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Chimney Sheep Chimney Draught Excluders are designed to be pushed into the narrow part of the chimney above the fireplace, used when the fire is out and the central heating is on.

A huge amount of warm air is drawn up the chimney throughout the day which causes draughts in rooms and loss of heated air.

It has been calculated that for an average sized flue these chimney draught excluders can save you £23 per year off your heating bills for EACH chimney, with the added benefit of reducing draughts within rooms. If you have several chimneys then the savings will be much higher.

The Chimney draught excluder is made of Herdwick wool on a handle. The wool squashes into the shape of the chimney throat or flue, and holds itself in place. When you want to light the fire this design of chimney draught excluder can simply be pulled and put it in a bag. When the fire is completely cold you can put it back in again. It's easy to use and can be used over and over again.

Each chimney draught excluder comes with a 300mm handle. If the distance from the top of the fireplace to the chimney throat is more than the length of a ruler then you may need to get an extension rod, available separately.

These chimney draught excluders have the huge advantage over similar products in that they can be easily taken out and re-fitted each time the fire is lit. There are many buildings where fires may only be used on special occasions such as only over Christmas.

Other advantages, Can stop noise coming down your chimney; saves money, sustainable material, stops cold draughts coming down your chimney for example during windy days, stops debris falling down your chimney like soot and hailstones.


Plug in thermostat

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Plugin Digital thermostat. The thermostat will stop and start your heater as the temperature rises and falls. Ideal for tubular heaters, fan heaters, oil filled heaters, convection heaters and electric radiators


Hot water jacket

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A Hot Water Insulation Jacket will reduce your gas or electricity bills by reducing the cost of your hot water heating.

A poorly insulated hot water cylinder will constantly lose heat into the surrounding area which you may not want to be heating. For example, an electric immersion hot water cylinder without any insulation will lose so much heat it will actually heat the property for you, but this is electric heating which is costly to run.

Potential Savings* that can be gained by increasing the thickness of your hot water cylinder insulation are given below. You can also add further insulation to your hot water cylinder where your current insulation jacket is fairly thin. You simply add an additional 80mm thick insulation jacket over the top.


Hot water saving shower

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water and energy saving showers work best with hot and cold mixer showers, thermostatic mixer showers and power showers. Eco Shower heads can be used with electric showers but they will generally not be able to give water or energy savings as electric showers regulates their own water flow. If this Eco shower head is used with an electric shower it will have the benefit of increasing pressure due to the aeration which is especially beneficial on low power 8 - 9.5 KW showers during winter when the water flow rate is very slow.


Count down timer

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Our Lowenergie Countdown Power Saver helps you to save energy, reduce your bills and protect the environment. This device can have great potential to turn off equipment which may accidentally be left on for long periods or overnight. Multi socket extension leads can be plugged into this power saver to allow four or more devices to be fully disconnected from the power. Standard version has 1, 3 and 6 hour time settings


Window and door draught proofing

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Your house or commercial property will loose heat during cold weather partly due to poor thermal insulation, but also due to air infiltration or the permeability of the building. Infiltration or permeability is measured in meters cubed per hour per square meter of floor area. A typical building built 1900 to 1990 will loose around 15-25 meter cubed of air per hour per square meter of floor area. This is due to natural leakage through the fabric of the building, but largely through gaps around windows and doors. Good use of draft proofing could reduce your air permeability to around 10-15 meters cubed per hour which is a good low cost way of reducing you heating bills.

Can I use my existing dimmer switch?

Can I use my existing dimmer switch?

Unfortunately not, for standard household dimmers you need a trailing edge or low voltage LED dimmer switch.

Do the LED Tube lights require a re-wire?

Do the LED Tube lights require a re-wire?

Yes but it is very straightforward, we supply full detailed instructions of how to do the re-wire.

How does ambient temperature affect the performance of LED Lights?

The performance of LED lights can be adversely affected by severe changes in ambient temperature or operating the bulbs outside the recommended temperature range. LED bulbs are tested at an ambient temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, which is adequate for most domestic environments.
However, in more challenging environments, with extreme levels of hot or cold ambient conditions, there may be a decrease in light levels together with an adverse effect on the life span of the bulb. This is why there are specially designed LED lights for use in hazardous and extreme conditions.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY - LAST UPDATED: 24TH MAY 2018

At Low Energy Supermarket Ltd looking after the personal data you share with us is a hugely important part of this. We want you to be confident that your data is safe and secure with us, and understand how we use it to offer you a better and more personalised shopping experience.

What this Policy covers

The data controller is Low Energy Supermarket Ltd (referred to in this policy as “we” or “us”).
We are committed to doing the right thing when it comes to how we collect, use and protect your personal data. That’s why we’ve developed this privacy and cookies policy (“Policy”), which:
• sets out the types of personal data that we collect
• explains how and why we collect and use your personal data
• explains the rights and choices you have when it comes to your personal data
We offer a wide range of products, so we want you to be clear about what this Policy covers. This Policy applies to you if you use our services (referred to in this Policy as “our Services”). Using our Services means:
• shopping with us online or or mobile applications (“our Mobile Apps”) where this Policy is posted; or
• This Policy also applies if you contact us or we contact you about our Services
Our Website or Mobile Apps may contain links to other websites operated by other organisations that have their own privacy policies. Please make sure you read the terms and conditions and privacy policy carefully before providing any personal data on a website as we do not accept any responsibility or liability for websites of other organisations.

Personal data we collect

This section tells you what personal data we may collect from you when you use our Services and what other personal data we may receive from other sources.
When you register for our Services, you may provide us with:
• Your personal details, including your postal and billing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and title
• Your account login details, such as your username and the password that you have chosen
When you shop with us online or browse our Websites or use our Mobile Apps, we may collect:
• Information about your online purchases (for example, what you have bought, when and where you bought it and how you paid for it)
When you contact us we may collect:
• Personal data you provide about yourself anytime you contact us about our Services (for example, your name, username and contact details), including by phone, email or post or when you speak with us through social media

How and why we use your personal data

This section explains in detail how and why we use personal data. We use personal data to:
Make our Services available to you
This means that processing your personal data allows us to:
• Manage the accounts you hold with us
• Process your orders and refunds
Why do we process your personal data in this way? We need to process your personal data so that we can, provide you with the goods and services you want to buy and help you with any orders and refunds you may ask for.
Manage and improve our day-to-day operations
• Manage and improve our Websites and Mobile Apps
Why do we process your personal data in this way? We use cookies and similar technologies on our Websites and Mobile Apps to improve your customer experience. Some cookies are necessary so you should not disable these if you want to be able to use all the features of our Websites and Mobile Apps. You can disable other cookies but this may affect your customer experience.
• Detect and prevent fraud or other crime
Why do we process your personal data in this way? It is important for us to monitor how our Services are used to detect and prevent fraud, other crimes and the misuse of services. This helps us to make sure that you can safely use our Services.
Contact and interact with you
• Contact you about orders placed with use by phone, email or post or by responding to social media posts that you have directed at us.
• We do not mail customers with promotions
• We do not and will not pass your details on to anyone outside of Low Energy Supermarket Ltd .
• In order to resolve legal claims or disputes involving you or us.

Sharing personal data with other organisations

This section explains how and why we share personal data with other organisations.
We may share personal data with other organisations in the following circumstances:
• if the law or a public authority says we must share the personal data or for the administration of justice;
• if we need to share personal data in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (this includes providing personal data to others for the purposes of preventing fraud);
• where we restructure, sell or transfer our business (or a part of it). For example in connection with a takeover or merger.

How we protect personal data
We know how important it is to protect and manage your personal data. This section sets out some of the measures we have in place.
• We apply physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of personal data;
• We protect the security of your information while it is being transmitted by encrypting it;
• We use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption to keep this data safe;
• We only authorise access to employees and trusted partners who need it to carry out their responsibilities;
• We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we carry out penetration testing to identify ways to further strengthen security;
• We will ask for proof of identity before we share your personal data with you; and
Whilst we take appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data, it is important that you keep your login details and devices protected from unauthorised access.
How long we use personal data for
We will not keep your personal data longer than we need to, how long this is depends on several factors, including:
• Why we collected it in the first place;
• How old it is;
• Whether there is a legal/regulatory reason for us to keep it;
• Whether we need it to protect you or us.

Cookies and similar technologies

We and our partners use cookies and similar technologies, such as tags and pixels (“Cookies”), to personalise and improve your customer experience as you use our Websites and Mobile Apps and to provide you with relevant online advertising. This section provides more information about Cookies, including how we use them and how you can exercise your choices about our use of Cookies.
How we use Cookies
Cookies are small text files containing a unique identifier, which are stored on your computer or mobile device so that your device can be recognised when you are using a particular website or mobile app. They can be used only for the duration of your visit or they can be used to measure how you interact with services and content over time. Cookies help to provide important features and functionality on our Websites and Mobile Apps, and to improve your customer experience.
When you consent to Cookies on our Services, these may be used to do the following:
Improve the way our Websites and Mobile Apps work
Cookies allow us to improve the way our Website and Mobile Apps work so that we can personalise your experience and allow you to use many of their useful features.
For example, we use Cookies so we can remember your preferences and the contents of your shopping basket when you return to our Websites and Mobile Apps.
Improve the performance of our Websites and Mobile Apps
Cookies can help us to understand how our Websites and Mobile Apps are being used, for example, by telling us if you get an error messages as you browse.
These Cookies collect data that is mostly aggregated and anonymous.
Deliver relevant online advertising, including via social media
We use Cookies to help us deliver online advertising that we believe is most relevant to you on our Websites and other organisations’ websites and using social media. Cookies used for this purpose are often placed on our Websites by specialist organisations.
Cookies used for this purpose are often placed on our Websites by organisations providing specialist services to us. These Cookies may collect information about your online behaviour, such as your IP address, the website you arrived from and information about your purchase history or the content of your shopping basket. This means that you may see our adverts on our Websites and on other organisations’ websites. You may also see adverts for other organisations on our Websites.
Third parties operating through our Websites and Mobile Apps
Our key partners are listed below with information about the services they provide to us. This list is not exhaustive but it does include those partners with whom we have an established relationship and whose cookie technologies are most frequently deployed through our Services.
Social media
To market to you via social media platforms and to enable social sharing and engagement on our websites. These companies may use your data for their own purposes, including to profile and target you with other advertising.
• Facebook
• Twitter

Your choices when it comes to Cookies
Web browser cookies
You can use your browser settings to accept or reject new Cookies and to delete existing Cookies. You can also set your browser to notify you each time new Cookies are placed on your computer or other device. You can find more detailed information about how you can manage Cookies through your browser’s help function.
If you choose to disable some or all Cookies, you may not be able to make full use of our Websites. For example, you may not be able to add items to your shopping basket, proceed to checkout, or use any of our products and services that require you to sign in.
You can also manage advertising related Cookies used on our Services by opting-out through the Service Providers listed in the table above or by visiting the YourOnlineChoices website. Where we display personalised adverts on other organisations’ websites, the AdChoices icon will usually be displayed. Clicking on this icon will provide you with specific guidance on how to control your online advertising preferences. More information is available on the YourAdChoices website.
Mobile Apps
Cookies work differently on Mobile Apps as they are coded into the App itself and will use a unique identifier created by your mobile device for use for advertising activities. You can turn off or reset this advertising identifier through your mobile device’s privacy settings.

Subject access rights

You have the right to see the personal data we hold about you. This is called a Subject Access Request.
If you would like a copy of the personal data we hold about you, please write to:
Data Protection Officer - Low energy Supermarket Ltd, 1 Kingsley Drive, Appleton, Warrington, WA4
You can also email us at sales@lowenergysupermarket.com.
Other data protection rights
In relation to your personal data, you also have the right to:
1. have inaccurate information corrected:
Summary of the right:
if you believe we hold inaccurate or missing information, please let us know and we will correct it.
2. object to our use of it:
Summary of the right:
o general objection - We will then consider your objection to our use of your personal data. If on balance, your rights outweigh our interests in using your personal data, then we will at your request either restrict our use of it (see section 3 below) or delete it (see section 4 below).
o objection in relation to direct marketing - If you make such an objection, we will stop using your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
3. restrict our use of it:
Summary of the right:
There are several situations when you can restrict our use of your personal data, this includes (but is not limited to):
o you have successfully made a general objection (listed in section 2 above).
o you are challenging the accuracy of the personal data we hold.
o we have used your personal data unlawfully, but you do not want us to delete it.
4. have us delete it:
Summary of the right:
There are several situations when you can have us delete your personal data, this includes (but is not limited to):
o we no longer need to keep your personal data;
o you have successfully made a general objection (listed in section 2 above);
o you have withdrawn your consent to us using your personal data (and we do not have any other grounds to use it);
o we have unlawfully processed your personal data.
5. complain to the data protection regulator:
Their website also contains useful information about your privacy rights https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/resources-and-support/your-data-matters

What LED bulbs do I need?

What LED bulbs do I need?

The type of LED bulb you require depends on your existing light fittings. Our range of LED light bulbs covers a selection of the most popular lighting types such as GU10, MR16, G4, MR11 and G9 bulbs. Make sure you get the correct size of bulb that is compatible with your existing fittings, check our product information details before you buy.

Energy Saving Tips

What does IP65 mean?

What does IP65 mean?

The IP, or Ingress Protection rating of an electrical product is a guide that is used to detail the strength of the enclosure that surrounds the electrical components.
In the case of LED lights bulbs, the IP-rating measures the tolerance to the effect of dust particles and the level of protection against water or liquids. IP65 means that the LED bulb is totally protected against dust and can withstand low-pressure jets of water from all directions - with limited ingress acceptable.

What is a GU5 LED bulb?

What is a GU5 LED bulb?

GU5 is another name for a MR16 bulb

Top10 Electricity Saving Products

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How Water Immersion Heater Timer

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    Timer switches give you control over your electricity usage and prevent things from overrunning, or staying on for longer than planned. Items like hot water immersion heaters can use a lot of electricity, which is annoying if they are accidentally left on. Timer switches also have a wide range of other usage such as controlling lighting, extract ventilation, heating.


Infrared panel heaters

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Far infrared panel heaters are starting to become more common. These can work more effectively than cheap oil radiators or fan heaters because they do not need to heat all of the air within the room. Infrared panel heaters work by radiating heat, the same type of heat which you feel from the sun. Infrared red panel heaters heat up people and objects within the room, which is especially effective for large spaces. Infrared panel heaters can use 2 to 3 times less electricity than high powered oil radiators, fan heaters, or traditional panel wall heaters as they require much lower power input. For example, a 600 W infrared panel heater could heat the same space as a 2000W oil radiator. Now that the electricity generated for grid supply is becoming greener with more and more wind/solar generation, low-power infrared panel heaters are becoming an eco-friendly option.


Countdown timer and time delay switch

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Time delay switches ensure things are not left on for any longer than necessary. These are commonly used in places like communal stairwells leading to flats to ensure the light not left on. We also have time delay switches which can be used with power sockets, to automatically turn off power after 1, 3, or 6 hours which is a great way of improving electrical safety and stopping any phantom loads / standby power consumption.


LED lighting

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Lighting has now become much more efficient. Old tungsten light fittings only gave out around 12 lumens brightness of light per watt of electricity used, modern LED light fittings can now give out more than 100 lumens brightness of light per watt of electricity used. Energy saving LED light bulbs and LED spotlight fittings can now save more money around the home than compact flourescent bulbs and they last longer. LED tube lights and LED panel lights can save a huge amount of money in commercial properties like shops and offices where their installation pays for itself very quickly, in some cases less than one year if there are long operational hours.


Solar Panels

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Try creating your own electricity, whether it be for a solar powered light to the shed at the end of your garden, or maybe even an off grid holiday home or workplace. We have a wide range of solar panels, solar charge controllers, solar generators, and solar battery kits which can help you to do this. You can also use our solar calculator to help you decide what size solar panels and battery banks you may need for your project.


Compact Fluorescent Lighting CFL’s

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CFL compact fluorescent lighting has been around for years. We have kept CFL energy saving lighting as part of our range as it is still a quick and cheap fix to saving electricity. CFL light bulbs are still generally cheaper than the modern LED light bulbs, although LED light bulbs do use a few watts less electricity


Photocell Timer

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Most people simply fit a photocell switch if they want to ensure there lights are not accidentally left on during the daytime. The disadvantage of a standard photocell switch is that the lights will stay on all night, unless the photocell is connected to a separate timer switch. We have an all in one photocell timer switch, which can turn your light on at dusk, turn off at say midnight, turn on at 7 AM, turn off Dawn automatically. Time settings are adjustable. This gives you the convenience of automatic lighting and ensures your lights are not left on throughout the night or during daytime


LED Night Light

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We introduced our range of LED nightlights as we appreciate that some people, especially when there are children in the house, may wish to leave a landing on throughout the night. Instead of having an 11w energy-saving light fitting running all night, why not use our LED nightlight which uses only 0.5 W, as little as 1p per week


One Cup Kettle

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Consider buying a one cup kettle. Instead of boiling 3 or 4 cups of water each time you switch the kettle on, a 1 cup kettle will simply boils just one cup of water each time. We have tested these on our energy monitors, and they can actually save you around £20-30 of electricity each year, plus doing your little bit for the environment


PIR occupancy sensors for fans and lighting

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Passive infrared (PIR) occupancy sensors detect when there is movement, generally up to 8 m away from the sensor.They will automatically turn on lighting or fans to a room when they detect a person in the area. PIR occupancy sensors will then keep lighting on so long as there is movement in the area of the sensor. When the person has left the room, the occupancy sensor will turn the lighting off again, say five minutes after the person leaves the room.The lighting in the room stays on so long as there is movement which constantly resets the five-minute countdown timer to prevent the light from turning (time settings adjustable).Obviously, this is a great way of ensuring items are not left on when there is nobody in the room. A great example, is storerooms to the back of shops which may have several strip light fittings which stay on all day, whereas, people may only be going in and out of the room once or twice an hour. PIR occupancy sensors are suitable for many other spaces like toilets, utility rooms, occasional use areas such as circulation corridors. They can reduce your lighting energy usage by as much as 30 to 50%

Why do I need to replace my dimmer switch?

Why do I need to replace my dimmer switch?

The minimum wattage figure on the dimmer switch is too high, typically the majority of leading edge dimmer switches are 60 watts which is way too high for operation with dimmable LED bulbs. This is why you need an LED compatible dimmer switch for use with dimmable LED bulbs.

Do I have to have fire-rated fittings?

Do I have to have fire-rated fittings?

Ceilings provide an important barrier that helps to prevent the spread of fire and noise between the floors of a building. Installing recessed downlights punctures this barrier and can reduce the effectiveness of this safety barrier.

Installing fire rated downlights helps to protect your premises from the effects of both fire and noise pollution and aids compliance with new building regulations governing the installation of downlights. Made from intumescent materials, fire rated downlights seal the gap between the ceiling and the fitting to offer up to 90 minutes protection against the spread of fire into the void spaces within your ceiling / loft space.

Fire rated downlights are more expensive than non-fire rated downlights. However, the worst decision you can make is to buy cheaper models that look exactly the same only to find out from the electrician fitting them, that building regulations require fire rated downlights for that situation

What is an LED?

What is an LED?

A Light Emitting Diode (LED) is a device consisting of a semiconductor that emits light energy when an electrical current is passed through it. LEDs can be used for a wide range of lighting applications. It is predicted that LED lights are the future for energy-efficient home lighting.

Lighting FAQ's

Do I need to replace my fittings to use LED bulbs?

Do I need to replace my fittings to use LED bulbs?

No. The majority of our LED bulbs are designed to be retrofit. This means that LED light bulbs are made to fit in existing light fittings but please check the product description prior to purchasing.

Do I need to swap my current transformers?

Do I need to swap my current transformers?

Yes, standard electronic transformers can cause certain types of LED bulbs to flicker, resulting in permanent long-term damage to the LED bulb itself. This problem is most evident in 12V MR16 LED bulbs where a standard transformer does not provide a smooth flow of current, causing flickering problems. You may only need a transformer if you are buying 12v bulbs all 240 bulbs do not require a transformer, 12v bulbs are MR16, G4 and MR11. To avoid damaging your new LED bulbs it is always best to use LED drivers/transformers.

What are SMDs?

What are SMDs?

SMDs or Surface Mounted Diodes are the new generation of LED lighting. Our SMDs range is three times brighter than the older LEDs and available in warm white only. LED bulbs with SMDs generate a high quality light the same colour as normal household bulbs

How long do LED bulbs last?

How long do LED bulbs last?

LED light bulbs have a much longer life span compared to standard halogen bulbs. In fact LED bulbs last up to 50000 hours – that’s over 5 years of continuous operation. Once you install a LED light bulb you may never have to replace it.

How hot does an LED bulb get?

How hot does an LED bulb get?

LED bulbs run significantly cooler than other types of lighting like halogen or CFLs but they do get hot, but the heat is dissipated by metal heat sinks that take away the heat from the light source itself. Keeping them cool helps maintain the long lifespan of a LED bulb.

What guarantee comes with your LED bulbs?

What guarantee comes with your LED bulbs?

Low Energy Supermarket offers a 2 year warranty on all of our LED bulbs.

About Us

About Us

At Low Energy Supermarket, we have the approach that reducing CO2 emissions and saving the planet doesn't mean becoming an ECO warrior, it just makes good money sense, with the added bonus of helping to control climate change and conserve energy.  
Using the energy saving products on this website and with a little investment, you will be amazed how much money saving can be done.

‘Spend a little now & start saving

Low Energy Supermarket has been established to provide a wide range of energy efficiency products on one site in order for you to upgrade either your domestic or commercial property.  In recent years the government has imposed energy performance certificates on sale or letting of property in a drive to create public awareness in energy efficiency in the hope their recommendations will be implemented to help reduce C02 emissions.  Energy improvements to you property can be of benefit on sale or letting by showing a good energy rating, but more importantly, investment in energy efficiency will significantly reduce your fuel bills which will otherwise carry on increasing as fossil fuels become less available.

We aim to provide low cost but good quality products for both commercial and domestic energy improvement applications.  For each product we will provide an indication of payback and typical cost savings.  The shorter the payback period, the quicker your energy saving investment is recouped through energy bill reduction.  Once your energy saving technology is repaid through your energy savings you can then enjoy much lower than average energy bills knowing you also have low carbon emissions protecting the environment.

Our range of ‘only energy saving products’ has now greatly improved and we have every intention of continued expansion.  We are also developing new energy saving products and continue working towards driving down the cost of carbon reduction.  We are strong believers that acceleration towards a low carbon economy should be implemented as quickly as possible to prevent further damage to Earth's climate.  We want to make quality energy saving technologies available to all at the best prices possible whilst allowing us to develop a wider range of energy saving products for you. 

If you have any questions about our products, the company or any issues with your order then please contact us.

Can I use LEDs on a 12-volt circuit?

Can I use LEDs on a 12-volt circuit?

Yes but you will need to replace the transformer to a LED transformer.

Do I have to have fire-rated fittings?

Do I have to have fire-rated fittings?

Ceilings provide an important barrier that helps to prevent the spread of fire and noise between the floors of a building. Installing recessed downlights punctures this barrier and can reduce the effectiveness of this safety barrier.

Installing fire rated downlights helps to protect your premises from the effects of both fire and noise pollution and aids compliance with new building regulations governing the installation of downlights. Made from intumescent materials, fire rated downlights seal the gap between the ceiling and the fitting to offer up to 90 minutes protection against the spread of fire into the void spaces within your ceiling / loft space.

Fire rated downlights are more expensive than non-fire rated downlights. However, the worst decision you can make is to buy cheaper models that look exactly the same only to find out from the electrician fitting them, that building regulations require fire rated downlights for that situation

Do I need to replace my fittings to use LED bulbs?

Do I need to replace my fittings to use LED bulbs?

No. The majority of our LED bulbs are designed to be retrofit. This means that LED light bulbs are made to fit in existing light fittings but please check the product description prior to purchasing.

What guarantee comes with your LED bulbs?

What guarantee comes with your LED bulbs?

Low Energy Supermarket offers a 2 year warranty on all of our LED bulbs.

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Lighting Wattage Lookup

Lighting Wattage Lookup

See below 'actual' power consumption figures for some typical light fittings.  Where looking into energy efficient lighting replacement, you should also consider total consumption of existing fittings, including any transformers or control gear as below.  The wattage figure on the existing light bulb or tube many not be representative of the actual power consumption for the complete light fitting:

Current Power consumption figures  
Flourescent Tube Lights Current Power Incl Ballast where applicable (watts)
2ft 590mm T5, 14w, HF Ballast 16
2ft 590mm T8, 18w, EM Ballast 27
2ft 590mm T12, 20w, EM Ballast 31
3ft 900mm T8, 30w, EM Ballast 41
4ft 1200mm T5, 24w, HF Ballast 28
4ft 1200mm T8, 36w, EM Ballast 46
4ft 1200mm T12, 40w, EM Ballast 50
5ft 1500mm T5, 35w, HF Ballast 39
5ft 1500mm T8, 58w, EM Ballast 72
5ft 1500mm T12, 65w, EM Ballast 78
6ft 1800mm T5, 48w, HF Ballast 53
6ft 1800mm T8, 70w, EM Ballast 84
6ft 1800mm T12, 75w, EM Ballast 95
8ft 2400mm T12, 85w, EM Ballast 110
8ft 2400mm T12, 100w, EM Ballast 135
8ft 2400mm T12, 125w, EM Ballast 175
Compact Fluorescent  
2D Fittings, 28w lamp, EM Ballast 34
Sodium Lighting & Streetlighting  
SOX, 35W, standard 65
SOX, 35W, low loss 48
SON, 70W, standard  84
SOX, 55W, standard  84
SOX, 55W, low loss 76
SOX, 90W, standard 130
SOX, 90W, low loss 125
SOX, 135W, standard 175
SOX, 135W, low loss 159
SOX-E, 26W, standard 59
SOX-E, 26W, low loss 41
SON, 50W, standard 62
150w High Pressure Sodium/Metal Halide 158
250w High Pressure Sodium/Metal Halide 265
450w High Pressure Sodium/Metal Halide 480
650w High Pressure Sodium/Metal Halide 635

Which colour is best for outdoor use?

Which colour is best for outdoor use?

The colour choice is down to personal preference. The most popular colour for indoor LED lights is Day White (6000k) as this is the closest colour we find to natural daylight.

Can I use my existing dimmer switch?

Can I use my existing dimmer switch?

Unfortunately not, for standard household dimmers you need a trailing edge or low voltage LED dimmer switch.

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