What are the environmental advantages of LED bulbs?
Taking care of the environment is a responsibility that everyone should feel responsible for. Most of us already know environmentally friendly processes, such as recycling, to minimize the amount of waste we produce and reduce our carbon footprint. However, many people are unaware of the new and future technologies we can use to help reduce carbon emissions. A good example of this is LED lighting, which provides many environmental advantages.
LED lights are up to 80% more efficient than traditional lights, such as fluorescent and incandescent lights. 95% of the energy in the LEDs is converted into light and only 5% is wasted as heat. This compares to fluorescent lights that convert 95% of energy into heat and only 5% into light! LED lights also consume much less energy than traditional lighting; A typical 84 watt fluorescent can be replaced with a 36 watt LED to provide the same level of light. Lower energy use reduces demand for power plants and lowers greenhouse gas emissions.
No toxic elements
LED lights do not contain toxic elements. Most offices currently use fluorescent lights containing harmful chemicals such as mercury. This will contaminate the environment when disposed of in landfills. Disposal must be done through a registered waste carrier, so switching to LED avoids the cost and time implications required for compatible disposal, and helps protect the environment from other toxic wastes.
Fewer lights needed
LEDs have better light distribution quality and focus light in one direction rather than other types of lighting that waste energy emitting light in all directions, often illuminating areas where light is not required (such as the ceiling). This means that fewer LED lights are needed to achieve the same level of brightness emitted by fluorescents and incandescent lights. Fewer lights will reduce energy consumption and therefore be an environmental benefit.
A longer life means lower carbon emissions. LED lights last up to six times longer than other types of lights, reducing the need for frequent replacements. This results in the use of fewer lights and therefore fewer resources are needed for manufacturing processes, packaging materials and transportation.
5 years * with the same brightness. Unlike other lights, LEDs never dim over time. They last up to six times longer than other types of lights, reducing the need for frequent replacements and longer service life means lower carbon emissions.
LEDs are made of recyclable material and do not contain hazardous chemicals, so recycling the LED does not harm the environment. Therefore, you can safely recycle your LED lights.
Bulbs that use LED technology not only reduce their energy bills, but are also more environmentally friendly compared to incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent lights (CFL). Both the manufacture and use of LED bulbs cause less damage to the environment than the other two alternatives.