How does switching to LEDs reduce your carbon footprint?

Switching to LEDs is quick and easy. They come in a variety of types and sizes so you won’t have to change your light fittings. Once you’ve got your LEDs, you’re ready to go.

LEDs are as bright as incandescent and CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) bulbs. They come in a variety of colours and a range of LEDs are available to fit most existing light fittings.

Fluorescent bulbs contain mercury, which is dangerous if the bulb is broken. Old-fashioned incandescent bulbs can be a fire hazard because around 90% of the energy used is turned into heat.

People choose LED lighting because it is the most energy efficient option. LEDs use around 15 times less electricity than halogen bulbs, and around 3 times less than CFL bulbs.

For the same amount of light, over the same amount of time, LEDs use far less power. Using less energy reduces your carbon footprint because generating electricity produces CO2 (Carbon Dioxide).

An LED bulb will last approximately 17 years. Incandescent light bulbs have a short life span, so they have to be replaced frequently. Switching to LED Bulbs won’t just save you money, it also lowers your carbon footprint.

The manufacturing of bulbs uses precious resources, takes energy and produces carbon dioxide. The more bulbs manufactured and used, the greater the carbon dioxide emissions.

LED bulbs have a very long life span compared to incandescents. During the lifetime of just one LED, you would have to use around 30 incandescent bulbsThis means 30 times more bulbs would have to be manufactured, using significantly more materials and resources, resulting in more CO2 emissions.

Switching to LED lighting is the simple way to lower your carbon footprint and save money.

 

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