1. Studies have shown that 50% global carbon footprint is due to electricity. That means that 10% of our carbon footprint is caused by light. Approximately 800 grams of carbon dioxide equivalents are emitted through the use of 10 – 100 watt light bulbs. LED lighting can reduce a homes power consumption by as much at 80% and reduce its carbon footprint by about 5 tons.
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2. An advantage to LEDs is that they don’t emit ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is great if illumination printed material or paintings, the light will not degrade them. LEDs also are useful in the kitchen because they don’t attract insects. The flicker of florescents is also removed which could cause migrane headaches.
Environmentally, LEDs are way ahead of conventional lighting systems. They don’t include toxic chemicals such as mercury, which can be found in fluorescent lights, nor do they rely on filaments or combustible gases to produce light. They also are manufactured from materials that can be recycled.
As you may or may not know, LED lighting is actually decades old. Which bears the question, why is LED lighting taking flight now? The answer is simple: reliability. Early LED lamps were plagued with a number of technical issues including overheating, quick deterioration of light quality, and early burnout.
Thankfully, engineers have spent the last couple of decade tinkering and perfecting LED lamp design. Modern LED lamps now have exceptionally long lives, high tech heat sinks to avoid overheating, and high quality light output for a longer period of time. Now that LED lighting is more reliable, customers can reap the benefits of the technology
#2 Efficiency & Longevity
A combination of tighter wallets, government legislation, and interest in green technology has directed customers to energy efficient lighting. LEDs are particularly appealing for two reasons.
Like CFLs and even Halogen lighting, LED lamps give you more light for less energy. An easy way to calculate this is LPW or lumens per watt. While an incandescent lamp may have need 120 watts to produce 1200 lumens (about 10 LPW), TCP Elite PARs can produce the same amount of light with 17 watts (about 70 LPW). That 60 LPW difference makes a huge impact on energy bills.
Of course there are other efficient technologies like CFLs and Halogen. But, LED lighting lasts far longer. Quality CFLs may last 12,000 hours but great LEDs will last over 50,000 hours. With impressive efficiency and longevity LED lighting is poised to be “the” energy efficient technology.
Some lighting technologies have limitations whether it’s in application, color temperature, or design. LEDs don’t have those problems. With one technology you can like up streets and homes, cover an enormous range of color temperatures from 2700K-6500K for different looks and feels, and fit every awkward fixture in your office.
A tour of your home can show off the diverse uses of LED lighting. Do you want outdoor flood lights for your driveway? There are LED PAR lamps that can have motion sensors added. The chandelier in your entryway? LED Decos will fit and match the décor. Even holiday lighting can become more efficient with LED string lighting.