Why Switching to LED lighting is good for the environment
More and more businesses around the UK are switching to LED lighting and the environment is seeing the great benefits of changing. Check out this video on why switching to LED lighting is good for the environment.
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Led bulbs can produce the same amount of light as incandescent of fluesant bulbs but using less energy of watts. This means they produce more lumens per watt.
LED bulbs also have a long rated life on average they last over 20 years. To put this in perspective if you installed an LED bulb the same day when a baby was born you would not have to replace the bulb until after they have graduated university.
LEDs do not burn out the same way incandescent or cal bulbs do. they are considered to be at the end of their light when they reach what we call L70 which means the bulb is only producing 70% of their original light output.
As it burns towards the end of its end of its rated life the leds light out put or alumance maintance will begin to fade. On average only one led will be thrown away for about 5 cfls or about 30 incandescents. Thus reducing the amount of time waste and pollution on earth. This is known as our carbon footprint. If ever house in the US changed one bulb to LED it would be the equivalent of taking 800,000 cars off the road
Or like plant 400,000,000 trees. And the energy saved could light up 3000,000 homes for a year. 20% of the worlds energy use is from lighting this could be reduced to just 4% if all lighting was converted to LED lighting. If you could collect the energy wasted by an incandescent bulb it would be enough to light up 9 LEDs of the same brightness. An easy way to explain this wasted energy is by the heat omitted by the bulb. For instance an incandescent gives off enough heat to bake a cake while an LED bulb remains cool to the touch.
This wasted energy translates to wasted money. The average led will save you more than £100 during the life of the bulb. Look around at the number of sockets you have the savings start to stack up. In addition to the energy savings led bulbs will reduce maintenance time and costs. So simple math tells us that less energy use plus longer life plus reduced maintenance costs equals saving some green and don’t forget the added bonus of going green at the same time. Make the switch to LED and start saving money today.
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