Lately, it feels as though any time you turn on the news there’s a new alarming report concerning global warming. While it may feel as though we don’t have the power to make a change, we can make small incremental changes that can go a long way. One of those changes is switching from regular light bulbs to LED light bulbs. Here’s why LED lights in your home are better than regular light bulbs.
One of, if not the biggest, draw to LED lights is how much more efficient they are than fluorescent lights. Fluorescent lights convert 95% of energy to heat and only 5% into light. Now compare this to LED lights which convert 95% of energy to light and only 5% is wasted as heat.
This means that LED lights are up to 80% more efficient than traditional lighting like fluorescent and incandescent lights. You can replace an 84 watt fluorescent light with a 36 watt LED light and get the same level of light. Less energy reduces the demand from power plants and decreases greenhouse emissions. It also helps lower your energy bill which is cool.
No Toxic Elements
Did you know that most workplaces still use fluorescent strip lights that contain dangerous chemicals like mercury? Not only do these chemicals pose a danger to everyone in the workplace but they will also contaminate the environment when disposed of in landfills. Not only that, but the disposal has to be arranged through a registered waste carrier.
Switching to LEDs can help you avoid the cost and hassle of compliant disposal. More importantly, LED lights don’t contain the noxious chemicals that fluorescent lights do. When disposed of, LED lights don’t pose a threat to the environment than fluorescent lights do.
Fewer Lights Needed
As mentioned earlier, LED lights are brighter and more efficient than fluorescent and incandescent lighting. They have a better quality of light distribution and focus light on one direction rather than emitting light in all directions. Fluorescent lights often light up areas where light isn’t necessary such as the ceiling.
Fewer LED lights are needed to achieve the same amount of brightness given off by fluorescents and incandescent lights. The fewer the lights in your house, the less energy required to light it. As mentioned earlier, this will reduce the demand from power plants, reducing greenhouse emissions while also saving you money on your energy bill.
LED lights last up to six times longer than other types of lights. This reduces the requirement for frequent replacement and disposal of light bulbs. This means fewer lights are needed, therefore fewer resources are needed for the manufacturing process, packaging materials, and transportation.
This obviously means you get to save money in the long run as well. If it feels like you’re always making trips to the store to buy more light bulbs, LED lights are the way to go. Fewer lights in our landfills also mean fewer potential chemicals in the atmosphere and less space taken up by garbage.
Call Our Team at LED One
If you’re ready to make the switch to LED lights or are still uncertain rather it’s the right move or not, give our team at LED One a call today. We can help you with any questions you may have regarding LED lights. We also offer a wide range of LED products!