In comparison to incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent lights (CFL), light bulbs that utilise LED (light-emitting diode) technology not only increases your bottom-line but they also significantly decrease your carbon footprint. While LED lighting has been around since the 1960’s, it has only been in the last few years that this type of lighting has started to appear in New Zealand homes and commercial buildings.
LED lights have an extended life-span and a lower energy consumption in comparison to CFLs and incandescent lamps. While it is true that this green lighting technology costs more to install, LED lighting lasts longer; therefore, it incurs more savings than traditional light bulbs. Essentially an LED bulb that lasts for 10 years repays its cost in five years.
According to the US Environment Protection Agency, from 2010 until 2030, LED lights will have saved 88 terawatt hours of electricity which is enough to power seven million homes for an entire year. Britain has estimated that the whole country could save £1bn in power bills per year. According to New Zealand’s government agency, Energywise, LED lights use up to 80% less energy in comparison to incandescent bulbs.
LED technology provides the most eco-friendly form of lighting available. You would need to buy approximately 30 incandescent bulbs during the lifespan of a single LED. As such, fewer LED lamps need to be manufactured, packaged, shipped, stocked, distributed and ultimately, replaced. This significantly reduces CO2 emissions from power plants and the drills and mines that are required to fuel them. Therefore, CO2 emissions are significantly reduced. Not to mention the fact that LED lights do not contain any toxic chemicals, unlike fluorescent bulbs that contain mercury. Simply put, both the manufacture and use of LED bulbs causes less harm to the environment than traditional bulbs.
According to the US Department of Energy, one LED bulb will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately half a ton.
Lightex is proud to be an environmentally conscious company. We recycle all of our packaging and as much of your existing lighting as we can from your site. It is obvious that LED lighting is more beneficial than traditional bulbs. So whether you are a business owner or home owner, if you have decided to install or retrofit, we can find the perfect solution for you. Contact us today and decrease your carbon footprint and increase your bottom-line.