LED lights are have become increasingly popular in recent years and it is easy to see why. There are several environmental, economic, and health benefits to using LED lighting. Keep reading to find out some of the ways LED lights can benefit you.
Investing in LED lights is a good idea because they will last for years to come. In fact, they last about 20 times longer than other lights. This means that they don’t have to be produced as often, which greatly benefits the environment. Not as many resources have to be used in the manufacturing, packing, and shipping processes.
Consume Less Energy
These lights use only 2-17 watts of electricity, which is 25%-80% less than standard lights use. This means that they are especially energy efficient and can even save money. According to statistics from the U.S Department of Energy, by the year 2027 nationwide use of LED lights could save up to 334 terawatt hours, resulting in savings of $30 billion.
Contain No Mercury
LED lights contain absolutely no mercury, meaning that they are safe to dispose of. HID (high-intensity discharge) lights, by comparison, contain mercury and can pollute the environment. Specifically, this mercury can get into water sources and poison the animals living in them. LED lights are free of hazardous materials, making them an excellent choice for lighting.
Studies have shown the LED lights can help reduce stress and anxiety. It is a great substitute for natural light that could prove useful in an office setting. Also, these lights have been shown to aid people’s circadian rhythm. Because they replicate natural light, they help by not confusing a person’s natural rhythm. Finally, using LED lights could result in fewer headaches. Fluorescent light bulbs can provide inconsistent lighting that can contribute to headaches, but this is not a problem with LED lights.
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