Taking care of the environment is a responsibility everyone should feel accountable for, but only few are putting in selfless efforts. Majority of us are fully aware of environmental friendly processes such as waste recycling, but have little or no knowledge about Energy Saving (LED) bulbs and its numerous benefits.

Light-Emitting Diode (LED) is a highly energy efficient lighting technology that has the potential to fundamentally change the future of lighting. They are eco-friendly because they use about 50 percent less electricity than traditional incandescent, fluorescent and halogen options, resulting in lower carbon emissions and substantial energy cost savings especially for stores with lights that are on for extended periods. LEDs also aim lights in specific directions unlike conventional bulbs, which emit light—and heat—in all directions (because LEDs are mounted on a flat surface, they emit light hemi-spherically rather than spherically). This directional lighting capability reduces wasted light and energy.

Most offices currently make use of fluorescent strip lights which contain noxious chemicals such as mercury which contaminates the environment when the strips are disposed. LED lights are totally free from toxic materials and are 100 percent recyclable which helps reduce solid waste and carbon footprint by up to a third, hence a big step towards a greener future. Unlike fluorescent lamps, LED thrives in cold and outdoor temperature settings like freezers and winter, they are also notable for being extremely long lasting products with a rated life of up to 50,000 hours which is approximately 50 times longer than a typical incandescent, 20-25 times longer than a typical halogen and 8-10 times longer than a typical CFL.

It’s long lasting nature, low energy consumption and high cost of production materials makes it expensive when measured in metrics such as “money”. Nevertheless, relentless efforts are being made towards reducing the cost of production while increasing the light output. This is a chance to pay back Mother Nature, DON’T MISS IT!!!!

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