Changing to LED can fight global warming, one bulb at a time
Lightning contributes for nearly 6% of global CO2 greenhouse gas emissions, so scientists stress on making changes that can make our lighting more energy efficient. It’s time to raise awareness of how to find and use technologies to save energy and reduce CO2emissions. Of the many technologies currently available, the most promising and affordable are light-emitting diodes (LEDs). LEDs are highly efficient and could reduce the world's electricity consumption in a big way.
Many articles have been written about different benefits of switching to LED lights but still a large percentage of people have not adopted LED yet. LED is considered a great technology in saving our power bills and a terrific way to fight climate change. Estimates from theEnergy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) have indicated slower adoption to LED than expected. With researchers hypothising whether this is due to ignorance, over-reliance on traditional light bulbs or cost.
The high cost at the start is certainly a barrier to some, but LED is still a lot more cost effective in the long term, according to Gillian from Jenco Electrical in Auckland.
“Changing to LED might cost up front but the savings are incredible over time, up to 80% in electricity costs. They are more durable than existing lighting options. One LED bulb can last for as long as 22 years. It a smart solution which can reduce your electricity bill and maintenance costs dramatically. If you’re regularly having electricians fixing lights, it’s time to switch to LED,” she says.
Making this shift will not only benefit people’s pocket but also the planet.
Most household energy in the United States still comes from coal-burning power plants. One LED bulb uses 70-90 percent less energy than a standard bulb, limiting the need to burn as much coal, reducing air pollution and making the air healthy to breathe for people who suffer from respiratory problems. If every American household replaced just one light bulb with a certified LED bulb, it can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 9 million pounds or about the amount from 800,000 cars, the U.S. Environment Protection Agency Reports.
Due to the long life span of LED bulbs, transitioning to LED will also save waste and pollution from the manufacturing and transportation of large quantities of traditional light bulbs that regularly needs to be replaced. Cutting down on greenhouse emissions is a crucial element in fighting global warming and climate changes.
There are a number of LED bulbs available in the market depending on what amount of light they provide. One thing to keep in mind before buying LED bulb is its “Energy Star” label. Normally people look for words “energy saving” which any company can put on any bulb. Bulbs that have “Energy Star” label save a good amount of energy and money as they are certified after extensive testing for high quality and performance.
No doubt, LED bulbs are gaining a lot of attention as the most innovative and long lasting alternative to incandescent bulbs. But the most important factor here is that they can reverse the climate change and help protect our planet. Jenco Electrical in Auckland are experienced in full or partial LED fit outs for factories, workshop, warehouses, and gyms. Contact Jenco Electrical to help you switch to LED. Go LED and save energy, money, and the planet.