Viewers who tuned in to Wimbledon might have noticed that it looked better than ever on their screens, due to new LED lighting installed on Centre Court. BLT Direct, the lighting specialists, say that this is only the tip of the iceberg for where LEDs can go next.
“Wimbledon is one of the most traditional sports tournaments in the world today, so to see them switching to LEDs proves how comfortable the UK’s become with the bulbs,” said Steve Ellwood, Managing Director of BLT Direct. “The question is now ‘where else can they go?’”
Several other sports teams have begun to use LED lighting, including clubs like Juventus in Italy and Seville in Spain, plus many premier clubs already in the UK. The lights allow for instant switch-on with no waiting time for them to warm up as well as improving the quality of light for broadcasts.
It’s clear that LEDs have become the bulb of choice for people who want to lower their energy bills as well as improve their lighting quality. Now, the industry is turning to smart lightbulbs; lighting that can be controlled from smartphones and connected to the house. Although Philips is working on a new range, many consumers will not instantly think of upgrading their lighting once this new technology is released.
LEDs can make inroads by becoming used in more businesses and homes round the country. Although many homes use them already, others prefer the CFL or halogen bulbs they feel more familiar with. Still more may just intend to replace their bulbs when they blow, but feel no need to do it immediately.
LED bulbs have the potential to save pounds on energy bills for homes and businesses up and down the country. It may not be a high-tech solution, but LED bulbs can work for everyone in the UK—not just sports teams.
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