More and more consumers are becoming aware of the different choices they have when it comes to light bulbs. Gone are the days when the only choice you had were incandescent bulbs that took too much power to light up and cost a lot to maintain. Energy efficient lights are now rising up and are turning common choices for many consumers. These green or Eco-friendly lights not only help you cut down carbon emissions, but it also gives you saving and maintenance benefit. Below are some reasons why you should go green when it comes to choosing lights.
Less Cost on Power Since the lighting system takes up a huge percentage of the power we consume every month, finding ways to cut down on the power it uses will have a significant effect on our monthly power bill. Some Eco-friendly lights, such as LED bulbs, use a fraction of what regular incandescent bulbs need to light up. For example, an LED light often only needs 10 to 15 watts to produce the same brightness as a 100-watt incandescent bulb makes.
Less Cost on Maintenance Not only do these Eco-friendly lights use less power but they also last longer. A regular LED light bulb can last you a good 5 to 8 years, depending on the make and brand specification. This means that you won’t have to constantly replace your lights because they keep burning out. Their long lifespan also makes them ideal for outdoor areas since you just screw them in and forget about them.
Less of a Hazard Power friendly bulbs like LED light bulbs are less hazardous to use since they don’t contain mercury, are often made of plastic, and don’t heat up. It uses a chemical reaction to light up which involves chemicals that are not harmful to humans. Since they’re made of plastic, they don't shatter and are easy to dispose of. And since they don't heat up, they’re not a fire hazard so you can place them near curtains or light materials.