Invest in LED lighting – and defy Trump's anti-environment policies

These LED lighting options are energy efficient and great looking

LED lighting: Fairy lights in a bedroom by Walmart
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Investing in LED lighting this fall despite the Trump administration axing the switch to LED lightbulbs by 2020? You're doing the right thing. LED lights are up to 80 per cent more efficient than the more traditional incandescent or fluorescent lightbulbs. This is because LEDs convert most of the energy they use (95 per cent) into light, rather than wasting it as heat. They're also incredibly energy efficient: a typical 84 watt fluorescent can be replaced by a 36 watt LED (opens in new tab), which means much less electricity used. 

So, where can you get some great LED lighting? See our top choices from some of the best retailers around. Interested in LEDs that also connect up to a smart system? Check out our guide to the best smart lighting gadgets.

LED wall lights

Knifun Hollywood Style LED Vanity Mirror Lights

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Knifun Hollywood Style LED Vanity Mirror Lights | Was $44.60, now $19.18 (opens in new tab)

Always dreamt of having lights around your bathroom mirror? These LED bulbs are super easy to install, have a USB power suppy, and imitate daylight, which makes applying natural makeup a dream. They're also dully dimmable from 0 to 100 per cent. And they're on sale at Walmart. 

GE Vintage LED Night Light

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GE Vintage LED Night Light | $9.97 (opens in new tab)

Like the energy saving credentials of LED, but prefer the soft and traditional look of Edison lightbulbs? This antique style evening light has a vintage caged design and a lightbulb that emits a soft glowing light, perfect for making your evenings more atmospheric. A built-in sensor will automatically switch the light on at dusk and run it off at dawn. Just plug in. 

LED ceiling lighting

3-Light LED Geometric Chandelier

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3-Light LED Geometric Chandelier | Was $188, now $155 (opens in new tab)

This super cool chandelier is a transformer – you can adjust the rings in lots of different ways, creating a shape that you like (see picture, top). The LEDs here are integrated, meaning you can't replace them – but, they will last 50,000 hours, which is impressive. Get it on sale at Wayfair. 

LED fairy lights

LED fairy lights by Walmart

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LED indoor outdoor fairy lights, 10m | $8.79 (opens in new tab)

Love to decorate your home with fairy lights indoors and out in fall? Doing so with LED lights like these makes sense because you will save on your energy bills over time. And if you choose warm white bulbs like these you'll always get that welcoming glow you love.

In the UK? Check out this great selection of LED chandeliers (opens in new tab) at Wayfair UK. For LED lightbulbs (opens in new tab), visit Amazon UK.

For more great products at great prices, visit our deals hub page. 

Anna is Content Editor at Real Homes. She moved to the world of interiors from academic research in the field of English Literature and photography. She is the author of London Writing of the 1930s and has a passion for contemporary home decor and gardening. At Real Homes, she covers a range of topics, from practical advice to interior and garden design. 

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