A lot of the things that we use today have a negative impact on the environment. And our energy consumption is one aspect that produces a significant amount of carbon footprint that affects the environment. For years, incandescent and CFL or compact fluorescent light bulbs have been used in homes and everywhere else. Although people have benefited so much from these types of light bulbs throughout the decades, they have contributed immensely to the deterioration of the environment. CFL bulbs in particular contain mercury, which is needless to say harmful not only to humans but to the environment as well.
Recent technological developments allowed us to reduce use of CFL bulbs in favour of more environment-friendly and more energy-efficient alternatives, LED lights. LEDs, or light emitting diodes are far better than the previously mentioned types of light bulbs, for several reasons.
LED lights are about 80% energy efficient, meaning that only 20% of the energy released by these lights is converted into heat. The opposite can be said about traditional light bulbs, whose energy efficiency is only about a quarter that of LED lights. Electricity bills are greatly reduced with the use of LED lights.
LED bulbs can last up to 100,000 hours, or 11 years of full use. Imagine not having to spend money every few months or so replacing light bulbs in your home.
Better Light Dispersal
LED lights are designed such that they can focus their illumination on a specific area, so you will only need to switch on the light in the area where you need illumination, allowing you to save on electricity.
Frequent Switching Does Not Affect Efficacy
You can turn LED lights on and off as much as you want and their efficacy will not be reduced in the least.
Low Voltage Requirement
They can run on low voltage, which is a big plus in making sure that you are contributing to the care of the environment. Rural areas also benefit from this aspect where LED lights are installed outdoors. Low voltage requirement means that they can be connected to a solar energy source to power up.
LED light bulbs vary in designs, not only for aesthetic purposes but for more useful reasons as well. Different designs allow for variation of illumination. You can control the brightness of each LED light, which translates to better energy efficiency.
LED light bulbs, including downlights, have already gained popularity. You can learn more about LED lights from sites such as www.downlights.co.uk. With all the benefits that you can get in switching from traditional lighting to LED lighting, there is no doubt that in a few years’ time, we can reverse the negative impact that traditional lighting has contributed to the deterioration of the earth.
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