LEDs (light emitting diodes) emit light via a semiconductor diode when a voltage is applied. A relatively new light source in the domestic market they have become the energy saving king of the lighting world. They use very little energy and are designed to last a very long time.
Though LED’s have been available within the domestic market for the last 7 to 8 years, LED light fittings have only really started to become more mainstream and affordable in the last 3 to 4 years.
The average price point in terms of the cost of the
fitting has really come down and there’s now little
difference between a halogen and more basic LED
fitting. For example, it’s now possible to buy an
LED pendant for less than £135.