• 27/Aug, 2018

The Advantages of LED Lights for the Environment

Modern Living has put too much pressure on the Earth’s resources and we all need to do our bit to protect the environment. A simple and easy way is switching to the environment-friendly LED lights. LED lights have been around for many years. However, it has only become commercially available for residential use since the early part of this century. Let us look at some of the advantages of using LED lights for the environment.

 

1. Durability (extended lifespan)

LED lights have a great and extended lifespan and can last up to 15 years* with the same brightness. Unlike other lights, LEDs never dim with time. They lasts up to six times longer than other types of lights, reducing the requirement for frequent replacements and a longer lifespan means lower carbon emissions.

 

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2. Energy efficient/Lesser lights needed

LEDs have a better quality of light distribution as the light is focussed in a single direction. There is no wattage of energy by emitting light in all directions. This makes the LED lights even more economical, efficient and thus lesser lights are required to achieve the same level of brightness in comparison with fluorescents and incandescent lights. Fewer lights will reduce energy consumption and will, therefore, be beneficial to the environment.

 

3. No toxic element (Mercury or UV emission)

LED lights do not contain mercury, and therefore it has a very low environmental impact than incandescent bulbs. They also have an edge over compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and is expected to grow over time, as LED technology continues to get better.

Traditional lighting contains traces of mercury, which is a highly toxic gas. And throwing broken pieces of incandescent bulbs lead to toxic mercury build-up in groundwater, which has harmed our environment and health. Since LED lights have no mercury at all, it is safe for the environment and can be easily recycled. Also, as LED bulbs do not produce blue waves, it lets our brain feel relaxed and increases the productivity.

LEDs maintain a cold temperature and does not emit ultraviolet radiation like other lights. Unlike those old fluorescent lamps, LEDs do not heat up. The excessive heat and ultraviolet radiation present in other lights can be a hazard to people and materials.

 

4. Rapid cycling

LEDs are made of recyclable material and does not contain any dangerous chemicals, thus recycling the LED does not harm the environment. Hence, you can safely recycle your LED lights .

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So, it is no-brainer why everyone should switch to the environment-friendly LED lights.

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