The fridges, freezers and fridge freezers in Lec’s new refrigeration range are A+ rated for energy efficiency, and could help you to cut your energy bills and carbon footprint, according to the manufacturer.
Lec says all seven of the fridges, freezers and fridge freezers come with an EU A+ energy label, combining energy efficiency with ‘sleek and modern styling’.
Energy saving claims
Included in the range is the T5039W/B combi fridge freezer, the U5510W and U5010W under-counter freezers, the R5510W/B and R5010W/B under-counter fridges and L5510W and L5010W under-counter larders.
Lec has taken a rather novel approach to calculating energy savings on its website, saying: ‘swapping your old fridge for the L5010W model could save you enough energy to buy 10 one-litre cartons of orange juice. Replacing an old freezer with the A+ Lec U5010W would cut your running costs by the amount needed to make ‘up to 54 bacon rolls’, it says.
We’ve not yet tested these new Lec models, but you can take a look at how other Lec fridges, freezers and fridge freezers have performed in our section.
Which? refrigeration advice
We’ve found that just looking at refrigeration energy labels doesn’t always tell the whole story – so we calculate our own running costs for each fridge, freezer and fridge freezer we test as an indication of its overall efficiency.
Use our fridge freezer comparison tool to find the best fridge freezer for you – or take a look at our separate fridges and freezers reports for standalone appliances. Refer to the model’s specification page to find out its average running cost. Our Best Buy fridge freezers all score well for energy efficiency. We’ve also got lots of tips on how to make your appliances run more energy efficiently.
Lec A+ refrigeration range
Which? refrigeration expert Carole Shepherdson said: ‘Improvements in refrigeration energy efficiency is good news for all of us, as it helps to lower our energy bills and is better for the environment. Fridge freezer running costs can vary widely – between £13 and £92 in our latest tests – so it’ll be interesting to see where these Lec models feature in the scale when we put them through a full lab test.’
Lec’s A+ fridges, freezers and fridge freezers are available to buy now from independent stockists – view the full range on the Lec website.