LED bulbs have been hailed to be the future of lighting, not only for their efficiency and cooler light emissions but also their capability to replace conventional lighting in almost all walks of life contributing to a greener planet. In this article, let us look the top seven ecological benefits of LED lighting.
1. Longer Life:
Longer life times of LED bulbs reduces the maintenance costs by avoiding lamp replacement. The average life of an LED bulb can vary from 15,000 hours to 30,000 depending on the quality and reliability of the LED and other components used.
2. Energy Efficiency:
Since LED bulbs consume lesser electricity, in the long term, the electricity saved can be used for other purposes. Lesser energy demand means lesser generation and less consumption of fossil fuels. This in itself would contribute immensely to a greener planet. LED bulbs, on an average consume 80 to 90% lesser energy to emit the same amount of light compared to the incandescent bulbs. This is achieved due to more efficient conversion of energy into useful light.
3. Ecology Friendly:
LED lights are based on electronic circuits and are thus free from toxic chemicals and gases as compared to the conventional fluorescent lighting bulbs that contain mercury and other materials that harm the environment.
LED lights, compared to the conventional bulbs are 100% recyclable. Add the longer life-span and lesser energy consumption and you will be looking at a much greener planet. When consumption is down, generation of power using fossil fuels will also come down thus reducing the carbon foot-print.
5. No UV Emissions:
LED’s do not emit any UV or IR light in their spectrum, making them suitable to heat-sensitive materials and UV sensitive materials like antiques and paintings, thus enhancing their life.
6. Operational capability:
LED bulbs cannot operate in extremely cold or hot temperatures, however they make for ideal for outdoor lighting compared to energy guzzlers like halogen and sodium vapor lamps that are normally used. This makes LED lighting eco friendly due to the fact that replacement options not only emit heat and use more energy but also contaminate the environment by emitting harsh infrared and UV rays.
7. Light Dispersal:
LED bulbs are designed such that the light is emitted toward the required area, unlike conventional bulbs that spill light in every direction leading to the use of reflectors and thereby reducing the efficiency. This also takes away the need for multiple conventional bulbs and reflectors that will not only cost more but will also consume more electricity.
So, changing to LED lighting is the way to the future and it will not only save you precious money but will also contribute to making the planet greener.