LED Lighting is Energy Efficient
It’s fairly common knowledge that LED lighting can help homeowners and businesses save money and reduce energy costs, but there are some less well known facts about how LED lighting is good for the environment.
There’s a common misunderstanding that the only benefit to LED lighting is that they have a longer life span and need to be replaced less often, which is true, but there’s more to the story than meets the eye. In reality there’s much more that can be done to incorporate LED lighting in both residential and commercial settings and have a really positive impact on the environment.
Why is LED Lighting Good for the Environment?
- Reduces Pollution – the reason it’s so awesome that LED lighting solutions have a longer life span is because that means lower carbon emissions. Because fewer LED lights are needed to achieve the same level of lighting than traditional products, the benefits are even bigger than they appear on the surface. The bottom line, fewer lights mean less pollution.
- Protects the environment – LED lights do not contain toxic elements and chemicals like florescent strip lights. These chemicals contaminate the environment and add to the ever-growing problem of landfills that are full of harmful toxins because people are either uninformed or unwilling to follow the requirements for compliant disposal. Switching to LED lighting means there’s no more worry about the time or cost associated with the proper disposal of florescent lights and since they last longer, there’s less waste.
- Conserves Natural Resources–switching to LED lighting will help to conserve natural resources in a variety of ways. First and foremost, because they last longer and you need fewer lights to achieve the same quality of lighting, less energy is consumed. There’s also the fact that there are fewer resources used to manufacture, package, and transport LED lighting solutions to the end consumer.
One thing to bear in mind is that not all LED lights are created equal and some lessor quality products will not have the same benefits to the environment as a high quality product.
If you’re ready to switch to LED lighting in your home or business, we’re here to help – just give us a call and we’ll help you design a beautiful, affordable, and cost effective solution.