Although most people agree that our environment really is at risk, many are unsure of what they can do to contribute to its rescue. Some people believe that is pointless to alter their own lifestyles in any way while global powers like China and the USA continue to pollute the Earth without consequence. Other people however, believe that the only way that anything will really get done is by individuals contributing in their own little way.
One way in which everyone can do their bit for the environment is by re-evaluating the lighting options in their homes or workplaces. The benefits of trading in traditional incandescent light bulbs for greener alternatives are two-fold; not only can it help the environment, it can also help to save money.
The two most popular green lighting options are:
LED Light Bulbs
LED lights are already a common sight on the displays of consumer appliances and electronic gadgets. In recent years, however, LED light bulbs have become a very green option for residential and commercial lighting because they use a fraction of the energy consumed by incandescent and even fluorescent lights.
The simplest way to embrace a more environmentally friendly form of lighting is to switch to fluorescent bulbs. Fluorescent lights typically have a much longer lifespan than traditional incandescent lights. They can be installed in standard light fittings and so are immediate replacements for energy-greedy incandescent bulbs.
So be a bright spark and do your wallet, and the environment, a big favour.
Due to the economic woes of the past three years, businesses and companies are frequently looking for ever more ways to save money and maximise profits. One of the most straightforward ways to do this is to cut down on electricity bills by updating their commercial lighting systems. More and more companies are now discovering just how beneficial LED lighting can be to them in achieving this aim.
Commercial lighting in most workplaces is often left on for a long time and therefore wastes money. Because they are so efficient, LED light bulbs can help create significant savings in the amount of electricity consumed during a typical working day. LED light bulbs can work for up to 20,000 hours and so the cost of any maintenance is also much reduced. The overall savings on cost in the long term can be incredible.
Everybody needs to do their bit for the environment and business is no exception. Government directives demand that many companies now adhere to certain targets in terms of the reducing of their environmental footprint. LED lights can contribute to a company’s targets as they produce far less emissions than standard lighting, and therefore help make a company’s premises more environmentally friendly.
Whether it is office lights or outdoor wall lights, LED lighting is now an established feature in many workplace environments. If your company is still wasting money on inefficient lighting systems, switch over to LED and see the benefits immediately.
We would not get far in our modern world without artificial light. The trusty incandescent light bulb has been a stalwart of modern technology and long provided light for all our needs. Now, however, there is a new generation of lighting technology: Light Emitting Diodes (LED’s). LED light bulbs operate in a totally different way to incandescent lights as they are solid-state devices with no moving parts, unlike traditional bulbs which use brittle metal filaments. This important difference is what gives LED lights so many advantages over traditional forms of lighting.
LED’s are an incredibly energy efficient lighting option as they consume far less power than incandescent bulbs. In turn, this reduces the demands on individual electrical systems and can, therefore, result in significant financial savings.
Standard incandescent bulbs can expect to work for around 3,000 hours. LED’s will typically work for up to 100,000 hours. In everyday terms, this translates as an incandescent bulb needing to be replaced within a year while an LED light carries on working for at least 20 years before needing a replacement.
The heat created by LED lighting is so negligible that it is hardly noticeable. LED lights can be left turned on for many hours and they will still be cool enough to touch without any fear of getting burnt.
Whether for domestic or commercial lighting purposes, LED light bulbs are without doubt the best option. With so many benefits, the future could not be brighter.