LED lighting options have seen a rapid increase in popularity in recent years because of their efficiency, brightness, and advanced technological capabilities. They’re also easier on the pockets because they last much longer than halogen and other lighting options. Do you know how beneficial LED lighting is for the environment?
When compared to fluorescent and incandescent lights, LED lights are about 80 percent more efficient. This means that they use much less power to provide light than traditional lighting. That energy is also used at a more efficient rate, with 95 percent used for generating light and just 5 percent wasted on heat. With fluorescent lights, those figures are actually reversed. To translate these figures for their environmental impact, great energy efficiency equals less demand from power plants and a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions.
Fluorescent strip lights, like the kind you would find in an office building, contain mercury and other noxious chemicals. When disposed of, they contaminate landfills and the environment. The safest way to dispose of these kinds of bulbs is with a registered waste carrier. LED lights, on the other hand, contain no toxic chemicals or elements. You can dispose of these bulbs without any worry of negative implications for the environment.
Less is More
With LED lighting, a little goes a long way. Because they light spaces so efficiently and brightly, you’ll be able to use less to provide the same amount of light that you’d get from fluorescent or halogen. You’ll experience higher quality light distribution with better directional focus. Fewer lights, of course, mean less energy consumption.
With a longer lifespan, you’ll find that LED lighting produces fewer carbon emissions. Because you won’t have to replace them as frequently as other types, manufacturers don’t have to use as many resources making them. On average, LED lights last about six times longer than other traditional options.
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