Free LED Bulbs by Government

LED bulbs free of charge, why not, but if you want to take advantage of the offer, do it knowingly. To understand what this means, we provide some explanations at the end of article.

A few months ago, we were echo of a Government decision that would allow some companies (such as EDF) to distribute 1 million LED bulbs for free.

Well, this provision was adopted, in fact some companies offer to offer packs of LED bulbs in order to recover subsidies via the Petwithsupplies (energy savings certificates). Which allow to reduce the impact ‘polluter pays’ for some companies.


Several companies specializing in the field of energy savings are thus launched on the vein, the goal is to distribute a maximum of packs in order to recover the highest subsidies.

Similarly, households can benefit from a pack of 10 (free delivery) LED bulbs to save electricity in their homes (called a saving of € 30 to € 80 per year on average).

NB: according to its composition, each household can get up to 3 free kits.

However, it should be stressed that this operation is proposed under certain conditions of resources. Therefore, to get this pack, do not exceed a certain income tax reference (see your last notice of assessment to know him).

This “cap” increases according to the number of people that makes up your household (number of adults or children living under the same roof).

Note that it is for this reason that your tax number and the reference of your tax assessment notice you will be charged. They allow to check the veracity of your request via a validation / certification to competent tax services (the information provided are meant to be kept confidential). This validation also explains the processing time that is several months.


This good plan was successfully by several from our readers. It is not a scam (the site has a license with the CNIL), we have checked our information. You can judge for yourself and particularly discuss Facebook directly on our post dedicated… Note that to benefit from this special scheme (only 1 request per home), you can also consult the conditions and deals offered by:

My free bulbs (GEO Finance)

Light reduction (Goal Eco).

PS: to save on your electricity bill remind alternative operators to offer discounts on your drinks. Thus, ENGIE Happ-e lets get -8% on its consolidated.

Related link: when energy suppliers offer LED bulbs

Source: ways found on Fawkes News

Enjoy a free offer is a good thing, but LEDs are not without risk as explained these two articles (among others) that choose and 60 million consumers.

Is a led bulb dangerous.

Simply put, the blue is harmful for children and some led say power or still called high power can represent a risk of glare however this report recognizes that the standard used for the tests is not adapted to the LEDs.

This report clearly misinterpreted by a majority of people, makes it difficult to get a precise idea about if a led-based lighting product presents or no photobiological risks.

The ANSES report describes 2 main risks in its report

-The risk associated with blue light, either pure blue lighting (Royal Blue) or more than 5200 ° K (Kelvin degrees) cold white lighting.

-The risk associated with glare.

So you must avoid cold around 7000 ° K mainly white lighting if your entourage consists of children which the transparency of the lens does not filter enough short wavelengths which the blue part.

The report of the handles makes it difficult to be able to recognize if a led presents a risk of glare or not since in its report it says that an led unit can be dangerous while a set of this same led would offer no risk in some cases. The standards and obligations which will result should see the day end 2011…

The report of ANSES recommends to classify the LEDs or led lights according to 4 level of dangerousness.

Definition of the classification of the level of risk defined by the standard NF EN 62471 of security biological picture that defines 4 groups of risks.

The Group of risk 0 (risk-free), the product is harmless biological photo.

The Group of risk 1 (low risk), the product does not present a risk to exposure limits to normal operating condition.

The Group of risk 2 (moderate risk), the product does not present a risk to the response of aversion due to thermal discomfort or very bright light sources.

The group risk 3 (high risk), the product may pose a risk even for a short or momentary exposure.

The standard NF EN 62 471 provides an assessment of the risk to the distance at which a group or several LEDs produce an illuminance of 500 Lux.

An angle of diffusion of the led or led lighting decreases so very strongly this risk and you must therefore promote the lights spreading rather than directed at a low angle lighting.

For example, a 15w led light composed of 6 power LED unit of 2.5w is rated safe because as the 2.40 m to produce a value of 500 Lux therefore more the opening angle is important and more luminance measured in Lux will be weak however this report tells us that a 3w led presents a greater risk. It is so difficult to understand that a 15w light can be less dangerous than lighting of only 3w.

If you want to get a lot more info on the report of the handles on the potential danger of the led check this article.

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