The multiple advantages of changing your street light bulb
Street lighting is often taken for granted and overlooked until a light bulb expires and someone is tasked with replacing it.
We are residents of a small village in France and we respect the environment. The ‘Maire’ approached us to research replacement light bulbs for the existing lamp posts as we have extensive knowledge in electronics and electrical systems.
We measured and collated data on the existing village street lighting and decided the replacement light bulb specification would need to be:
- Insect friendly
- Ecologically sustainable
- Cost effective
- Long life
Our research spanned a year because, until recently, the available alternatives were not waterproof IP65 and therefore would not be suitable for an open style lamp post head. The solution at that time meant replacing the entire head of the lamp post with a sealed unit, hence costing hundreds of Euros.
Subsequently we were able to repeat the data collection tests on a new product late in 2017. The LED VZJ30-50W Tulip satisfied all the replacement criteria and the results were astounding.
Problems with existing street lighting
Current street light bulbs HID, CFL, MH and HPS are either:
- No longer available having been banned in 2015
- Not environmentally friendly
- Expensive to run
- Short life span
Benefits of the replacement light bulb LED VZJ30-50W Tulip
- Up to 81% saving per year on your electricity bill
- They only cost 75€ per lamp giving a return on the initial investment in 13 months based on 0.15€ per kWh
- Guaranteed for 3 years
- Long life of 10 years or more
- Solid state cooling
- Fits existing lamp sockets E27, E40 or BC with an adaptor
- Environmentally friendly, notably no UV or Infra Red
- Fully certified
- Instant start and no light fade
- Choice of colour (K) and Wattage
- Simple installation which does not require an electrician