How Does LED Lighting Help The Environment?

LEDs (light emitting diodes) are far better than other types of lighting we currently use such as incandescent bulbs and fluorescent lighting because they consume less power. Therefore, this reduces the amount of greenhouse emissions produced by power plants that provide our electricity.

CO2 emissions

LED lighting also produces fewer CO2 emissions than their incandescent and fluorescent counterparts. They also last considerably longer, which ultimately means fewer bulbs need to be made, packaged, transported and finally, disposed of.

Lighting accounts for nearly 6% of global CO2 emissions. A global switch to energy-efficient LED technology could save over 1,400 million tons of CO2 and avoid the construction of 1,250 power stations.

Non-toxic

Fluorescent lighting can contain toxic chemicals and elements such as mercury. When these lights are disposed of in landfill sites, the toxic chemicals can contaminate the environment. Therefore, they need to be collected by specialist waste carriers and this does not always happen.

LED lighting does not contain hazardous materials meaning it is much safer for the environment. The fact LED bulbs don’t need to be collected and disposed of by specialists means there are fewer vehicles driving to and from sites and as a result, less carbon emissions are created.

By switching to LED lighting, you really are making a difference to both your immediate and wider environments.

Types of LED lighting

With greater advances in technology, there are many different styles of LED lighting available. Through our continued work with the commercial, industrial and education sectors, we offer lighting for the following products:

  • Panels
  • Batten
  • Bulkhead
  • Emergency
  • External
  • High/Low Bay
  • Internal/Office
  • Retrofit

Every journey starts with a first step. Get in touch today to learn more about how you can move towards a more sustainable future and reduce your carbon footprint.

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