Why LED lights help the environment

Why LED lights help the environment

We have an obligation, as humans, to help our environment and take the necessary steps to fight climate change - and do our part. 

As you'll already be aware, making small steps can make a big difference. That's why the trends of cutting back on meat, ditching plastic straws and buying sustainable fashion are so popular. But can using an LED light bulb make a difference?

Many opt for LED lights, as they have multiple benefits - both aesthetically and functionally. Most people are actually unaware that they also have environmental advantages. 

Here they are:

 

Energy efficient 

LED light bulbs are up to 80% more efficient than traditional bulbs, such as incandescent bulbs. Did you also know that 95% of this energy is converted into light, and only 5% is wasted on the heat for LED bulbs?

To put this into comparison, fluorescent lights convert about 95% of energy to heat and 5% to light. Now, that's quite the difference. 

Obviously, the less energy used, the less demand there is on powerplants - decreasing the overall mission of greenhouse gasses. 

 

Less toxicity 

Traditional bulbs contain toxic elements, light mercury when this ends up on the street, oceans or landfills it contaminates the environment. In fact, you are supposed to contact a specialist waste carrier to dispose of traditional bulbs. 

LED lights, on the other hand, contain no toxic elements. This helps save you time and gives you peace of mind that the environment isn't suffering from further toxic waste. 

 

Better light distribution 

LED bulbs also have a better quality of light distribution. This basically means that they focus their direction of light in one place. In comparison to traditional lighting, that often illuminates areas that don't need to be - like the roof, for example. 

What this means, in terms of the environment, is that less light bulbs are needed. This ultimately uses less energy and reduces the need for more manufacturing. Fewer lights = better for the environment. 

 

Life span 

Obviously, the longer the life span, the lower the carbon emissions. The longevity of LED bulbs is one of the most appealing aspects - they save time, money, and effort. Additionally, this longer lifespan has environmental benefits. 

With a bulb that lasts longer, less pressure is put on the earth to create a replacement. Fewer resources, packaging and transportation will be needed. 

LED bulbs eco-friendly

 

LED lights are easy to find - they're increasingly becoming more and more popular, for financial, environmental and functional reasons. If you're looking for beautiful, but practical LED bulbs, don't forget to shop our collection. 

We quickly need to make changes for the future of our planet. Switching to LED bulbs could be the first stepping stone to a more environmentally friendly version of yourself. 

Let us know why you use LED bulbs, and the difference they have made. 

 

If you have any more questions about LED bulbs, make sure to contact us. 

 

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