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How Does LED Lighting Benefit the Environment?

LED lighting is one of the modern world’s most energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly lighting solutions. Today, being environmentally responsible is high on the agenda for most businesses, LEDs provide a very attractive alternative to other lighting solutions on the market. Here are some of the reasons why upgrading your residential or commercial lighting to LED is actually a step in the right direction for the environment. 

 

Less Energy Wastage

Standard LED bulbs can be up to 80% more efficient than conventional bulbs – they waste far less energy than other styles of lighting too. When compared to fluorescent bulbs, which convert around 95% of the energy they produce into heat and only 5% into light – LEDs convert 95% of their energy into light, with only 5% being wasted as heat. This results in LEDs requiring less power than other lighting solutions, which means that there is less demand for energy which benefits the environment. 

As a home or business owner, this is also an important factor to consider, if less energy is required to produce lighting, the lower the average monthly energy bill will be. So with LEDs you’re not only doing your bit for the planet, but you could be saving yourself some serious money in the long run too. 

 

Longer Lifespan

One of the main reasons why LED bulbs are considered to be environmentally-friendly, is their long lifespan. LED bulbs can last up to 20 times longer than standard forms of lighting such as halogen bulbs or incandescent bulbs. 

LEDs last longer, this means that fewer bulbs need to be produced, and they don’t need to be replaced as often. Less is more when it comes to helping the environment, fewer resources will be needed for manufacturing, packaging and transportation. 

 

Non-Toxic

When you walk into a commercial premises, it’s highly likely that you’ll see fluorescent tube lights gracing the ceilings – which happen to be quite poor when it comes to conserving energy. They are also toxic to the environment, as they contain chemicals and elements which can include mercury. This means that they should be disposed of in a particular way in order to be done safely – which incurs additional costs. LEDs contain no hazardous materials, which obviously makes them a lot better for the environment. 

 

Less Lights Required

LEDs have a much better quality of light distribution and can focus light in one direction as opposed to other types of lighting which are better at wasting energy! This means that less LED lights are required to achieve the same level of brightness that can be given off by fluorescent and incandescent lights. Fewer lights will reduce energy consumption and this is a benefit to the environment. 

Get in touch with the team today to discuss your LED lighting requirements.